Ensuring you're hiring the right person for the job is crucial as an employer. One way to do this is by conducting a criminal background check on potential employees. As part of your criminal background check, the national criminal database is one tool many employers utilize. However, like any tool, it has its pros and […]
Third-Party Employment Verifiers: Are They Costing You?
It's important for companies to conduct employment verifications as part of their background screening process to ensure they're hiring the best candidate for the job. HR professionals and business owners should understand what they're receiving from the verification process, what it entails, and if there are any other options available to optimize their background screening […]
Accredited Background Screening: Top 6 Industry Standards for Keeping Your Company Compliant
In one of our earlier blogs, we discussed the many items to evaluate when choosing a background screening company. Customer service, pricing, turnaround times, professional reports, and integration with your company’s computer system are fair matters to consider. But what other questions should you consider when deciding to use a background screening company for your […]
Best HR Trends You'll Want To Know In 2023
As an HR professional, you need to know what's essential to your employees and employer in 2023. With the New Year come new challenges and opportunities for employers and employees. Here are our predictions on what trends are coming this year. 1. Preventing Burnout The pandemic led to the remote-worker revolution, which for some, carried […]
Why Perform a Federal Criminal Database Search?
Why Perform a Federal Criminal Database Search? 30 years ago, Maggie* took her passion for baking to the next level and opened a bakery. Business quickly boomed and Maggie hired her long-time friend Candace to keep track of her books. It was a huge relief to have the dependable help. Decades later, her bakery still […]
Background Screening Components: Education Check
One of the critical components of a proper background check for a job applicant is educational experience. There are obvious reasons for doing so – i.e. whether the prior instruction and training meet the skills needed for the job. However, there are other things to consider. Is the applicant being truthful, are the schools listed […]
5 Things Your Company Can Do to Attract the Right Employees to Your Team
Between employees reevaluating what they want from their current positions and the number of those eligible for retirement, it seems everyone is taking a hard look at their options. Add that to a market with more job openings being reported than employees to fill those positions, and it’s led to a shortage in staffing for […]
Second Chances: Should employers consider hiring people with criminal records?
Should you consider hiring applicants with past criminal records? It’s a complex question that can’t be answered without some reflection on your corporate culture and business needs. “Ban the Box” and “Fair Chance” Movements The opportunities and challenges with previously incarcerated applicants are many. They involve a lot of consideration and can be a little […]
Background Screening for Small Business Owners
If you run a small business, you understand the critical nature of proper hiring. Good employees can go a long way in making your company successful. Adversely, the bad hire can potentially have a negative effect on you, your staff, sales and more. Use your resources wisely When you do background checks for an open […]