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 »

Are Your Candidates Being Honest with You?

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How do you decide who to trust? In our personal lives, we generally develop relationships over some time, perhaps months or years. In contrast, players in the business world are often forced to make game-changing decisions based on relatively little information. Considering that nearly half of resumes and applications contain information that is inaccurate (or 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 »

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 »