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Understanding Civil Court Background Check: Why Conduct Them Before Hiring

When making a new hire, a standard background check will typically look into an applicant’s criminal history. This can reveal red flags such as felony or misdemeanor convictions, but may leave out substantial information if a candidate has been...

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Pre-Employment Drug Tests: Everything You Need To Know

Pre-employment drug tests are one of several pre-emptive screenings employers can opt for during the hiring process. Maintaining a drug-free...

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Your Guide To International Background Checks

Hiring international applicants can connect you to talent on a global scale, enhance the diversity of your workforce, and broaden your company’s...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?

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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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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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’ 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 the Equal...

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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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