Blind Hiring: Reduce Unconscious Bias in Your Hiring Process

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You may not think associating the word “blind” with your hiring process would be a positive thing, but it’s actually the ideal thing to strive for as you make the most informed recruitment decisions. Blind hiring helps eliminate unconscious bias and build workplace diversity by enabling you to be more objective when evaluating candidates, free from having a preconceived notion Read more »

How Can You Confirm Your Candidate Has a History of Personal Integrity?

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Billionaire business mogul Warren Buffett had this to say about the importance of hiring candidates who show integrity: “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. Read more »

What You Need to Know About Reinstating Your Furloughed Employees

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Have you been forced to furlough or lay off employees during the Covid-19 pandemic? And now, as this crisis runs its course, are you wondering about the proper steps to take when reinstating employees? To avoid being caught off guard as things return to normal, there are some key points to keep in mind.  Did you Read more »

FCRA Litigation Lawsuits at an All-Time High

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Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violation lawsuits are on the rise. This may not seem surprising at first blush, as litigation appears to be increasing in just about every area. However, were you aware that FCRA-related suits hit well over 4,000 in 2019? This compares to fewer than 2,500 in 2014. And FCRA compliance can 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 »

How to Create an Interview Experience That Reflects Your Company’s Culture

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The interview experience your organization provides is a reflection of who you are and what you believe in. Therefore, it’s important to take the time make it a positive one that revolves around your company’s mission and vision. Here are some tips to help you create an interview experience that properly reflects your company’s culture.     Discuss Teamwork  If your organization values Read more »

What to Do With People Who Don’t Pass Your Background Check

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When you find a candidate who seems to be a great fit for an open position at your company, you hope they pass the background check so they can start as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and you may be interested in someone who has a criminal record. So, what should you Read more »

Why You Should Choose a NAPBS Accredited Background Screening Provider

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With online access to official documents becoming easier than ever before, there’s been an explosion of new background screening providers looking to take advantage of what seems like a simple industry. Though competition fuels growth in any industry, not every player in background screening has shown the dedication to reliability and accuracy as their peers. Read more »

Evaluating the Cost of a Bad Hire

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It’s the thing that every manager dreads: after weeks of searching, reviewing resumes, and interviewing candidates, the person you hired isn’t working out. What now? Should you tough it out and hope the problem can be resolved, or should you take action quickly? Here are some factors you should consider when evaluating what to do Read more »

What Does a Bad Hire Cost Your Business?

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Few managers are happy with every hire they’ve ever made. Despite all the precautions taken in the hiring process, there is always the occasional bad fit that somehow makes it through. Even though an at will business relationship gives you the option of dismissing a bad hire that doesn’t work out, that one bad decision Read more »