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 »

Updating Your Employee Handbook to Stay Compliant

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Every workplace needs an employee handbook. Though these vital documents provide a convenient reference manual for your employees, their use goes far beyond training. In fact, a well-written policy manual can protect you and your business from many legal woes. That being said, the legal landscape changes constantly. Does your employee handbook do the same? 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 »

Here’s Why Using a Background Screening Agency Is in Your Best Interest

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Before you take on a new employee, you want to know as much about them as possible. After all, a good hiring decision has to be based on complete information. Though an application and an interview can give you a decent outline of a candidate’s abilities and character, only a background check can provide the Read more »

Streamlining Your Background Screening Process

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If there is one lesson business owners can learn from professional athletes, it’s this: every ounce counts. Just like runners cut every bit of unnecessary weight from their clothes, their gear, and even their bodies, business managers have to trim the fat from inefficient processes; if they can’t do so, their competitors will pull ahead. Read more »