Ban the Box Laws Take Effect in Virginia

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Well over three-quarters of the U.S. population now live in jurisdictions covered by Ban the Box laws, which remove the criminal conviction question from job applications and delay related background checks until later in the hiring process. Also known as fair chance hiring laws, these mandates aim to prevent discrimination against candidates who have criminal records. In addition to Read more »

Planning to Hire More Remote Workers Due to COVID-19?

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The Covid-19 pandemic, like the virus itself, continues to run its course. While the entire world has been impacted, it has hit some communities and companies harder than others. Regardless of the size, location, or nature of your business, there’s a good chance that some, if not all, your employees have been working remotely during this crisis.   With reopening Read more »

Do Small Businesses Need to Conduct Background Checks, Too?

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Whether you employ two people or 2,222, a thorough background check of every prospective hire can make or break your business. Top reasons for conducting background checks, according to LinkedIn, include:   Flagging any criminal convictions in an individual’s past.   Spotting any past infractions that may affect a person’s ability to do a job.   Avoiding liability and Read more »

Simple Solutions to Speed Up Your Company’s Hiring Process

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In today’s job market, top talent is in unprecedented high demand. As an employer, you need to be flexible and ready to react quickly to meet the needs and demands of the most in-demand candidates.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate in December was 3.5 percent – its lowest point in 50 years. It’s Read more »

What You Need to Know About Laws Restricting Credit Checks

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While most employers perform background checks on prospective employees, some also run credit checks. In fact, a survey by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) discovered that 31% of employers ran credit checks on some applicants while 16% checked the credit of all of their applicants. So, what exactly is a credit check Read more »

What Information Will a Pre-Employment Background Check Provide?

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As an employer, you likely know how important it is to perform background checks before hiring employees. However, you may not be aware of exactly the type of information a pre-employment background check can reveal. Here at Chane Solutions, we’re experts in pre-employment background checks and have outlined the type of information you can expect Read more »

Continuous Background Checks Are Here to Stay: Should You Participate?

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Continuous background checks are more popular today than ever before. They give companies the chance to screen current employees on a periodic basis so they can learn about criminal activities that may have occurred weeks, months or even years after they’ve been hired. If you haven’t jumped on the automated re-screening background check bandwagon yet, Read more »

The Verdict Is in – Chane Solutions’ Customer Service Is Second to None

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What do you look for in a background screening service? At Chane Solutions, we understand that our customers have high standards, which is why we make it our goal to exceed expectations. Though performing high-quality background checks in a timely fashion is our chief concern, it’s our incredible customer service that separates us and makes Read more »

“Ban the Box” Legislation Remains Controversial in 2018

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Effective background checks have always been an integral part of the hiring process. That said, businesses often struggle to balance several fundamental aspects of proper background screening: thoroughness, consumer fairness and litigation avoidance. While businesses rightly demand accurate and complete background investigations in order to ensure workplace safety and avoid negligent hiring claims, candidates need Read more »

A Job Applicant’s Background Check Shows a Criminal Record. What Should You Do?

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Background screening is one of the most important parts of the hiring process. Without transparency, there can be no trust, and background checks give a clear view of an applicant’s past. What happens, however, when that past isn’t everything you want it to be? What do you do about a promising candidate with a criminal Read more »