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How Accurate Are Criminal Background Checks?

As the world braces for re-opening, business is ready to pick up everywhere – including the business of actually hiring. For companies looking to stay on top of their game, that means having a criminal background check procedure that you can trust...

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KPIs to Measure Background Screenings

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5 Important KPIs to Measure Background Screenings

A KPI, or Key Performance Indicator, is a metric that’s directly relevant to measuring your business’ performance. By breaking down company-wide...

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common background check mistakes

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6 Common Background Check Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The very thought of background check mistakes sends a chill down most HR managers’ spines. An employee screening error could have major consequences,...

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HR recruiter qualities

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The 7 Qualities Every Great HR Recruiter Must Have

An excellent HR recruiter is worth their weight in gold. When you connect an employer with the perfect talent, you single-handedly create new growth...

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Why credit scores are like grades

The simplest way to understand your credit score is to think back to your school days. This week's article is a guest post from our friends at ...

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googling candidates

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Employment Screening FAQ Series: Can’t I Just Google Them?

Background screening provides employers a level of assurance that they are hiring the right candidate for the job. When implemented correctly,...

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considering arrest records when hiring

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Employment Screening FAQ Series: Can We Consider Arrest Records in Hiring Decisions?

When you’re trying to make the best possible hiring decision, criminal records are often considered an important source of information. If you want...

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background checks on independent contractors

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Employment Screening FAQ Series: Can We Run Background Checks on Independent Contractors?

The modern U.S. workforce consists of 15.5 million independent contractors, or contingent workers, who depend on this type of work as their primary...

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fcra guidelines

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Employment Screening FAQ Series: Do We Have to Follow FCRA Guidelines?

Today we continue our spotlight on some of the most frequently-asked questions we hear from employers concerning their use of employment background...

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do background checks stop fraud

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Do Background Checks Actually Stop Fraud?

Ethical employees are an obvious key to fraud prevention within any organization. But can you ever really know your employees are ethical before you...

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How Long Does A Background Check Take

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How Long Does A Background Check Take?

Obtaining a background check is often a trade-off between “I want it done now” and “I want it done right.”

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role-related risk assessments

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How to Perform a Role-Related Risk Assessment

Your pre-employment background screening program is an important part of your overall risk management strategy. All of the risks you are trying to...

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red flags during a background check

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How to identify red flags during a thorough background check

One of the key issues that exist among employers looking to hire new employees is the background check process. Many organizations require an HR...

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IT professionals background checks

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Background Checks for IT Professionals – What Matters Most?

When it comes to background checks, every industry has different items they want to emphasize to provide a holistic picture of an applicant. For...

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human resources employment screening questions

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Human Resources’ Top Questions About Employment Screening Answered

We often field questions about employment screening from our HR clients, and we want to take this opportunity to answer some of the more common and...

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5 problems with employee drug test programs

Employers face many challenges trying to enforce drug testing regulations for their employees. While there are generally well-documented processes...

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An Insider’s Guide to the Hidden Costs of Background Checks

For many hiring managers, the cost of performing background checks is a small price to pay for the assurance of hiring the right individual for a...

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How To Conduct Background Checks The Right Way

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How To Conduct Background Checks The Right Way

  The legalities of background checks often make them a hurdle many HR managers wish to avoid. Federal guidelines, such as those released by...

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what hiring managers need to know about background checks

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5 Things Every Hiring Manager Should Know About Background Checks

Every HR manager has to make hiring decisions, and most of them use employment background checks to help ensure the decisions are the right ones.

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hiring a recent graduate

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Hiring a College Grad? What to Look for in a Background Check

The future of many companies depends greatly on the quality of the new college grads they hire. Unfortunately, these young people often have very...

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california e-verify law

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An E-Verify Law That California Companies Need to Know

If you are a California employer, you need to know a new law that took effect on January 1 that relates to the use of E-Verify. California employers...

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background check your employees

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6 Great Reasons to Background Check Your Employees

If you’re like most employers today, you already use background checks to help make employment-related decisions. But just in case you think you’re...

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