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How Long Does a Background Check Take?

When you make the decision to use background checks on new hires or job applicants (which is a great choice!), one of the questions you may ask is, “How long will this take?” The hiring process can be long, depending on one’s standards, but it shouldn’t be painful or mysterious. A comprehensive check by a […]

    

The Dangers of DIY Background Checks

It seems so easy. Click a button and find out all the information you need right online, quickly and cheaply! But before you press ‘search,’ take some time to review what you are risking with the DIY approach to background screening. Why You Need Background Checks It comes as no surprise that background screenings should […]

 

What Makes Us Different

What makes a background screening company stand out? Is it their customer service? Attention to detail? Convenience? Perhaps the use of blue rubber ducks in their marketing materials? You have a lot of factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right background screening company. We believe you should get to know your partners on […]

   

National Criminal Database Check: The Pros and Cons

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 […]

  

Failed Background Check Part 2 – Discrimination and Actionable Steps

Part 1 of our “Failed Background Check” series can be found Here. Background information you receive from any source that may cause you to dismiss an applicant cannot be used to discriminate. This could likely result in the violation of federal law. Here are a few things to think about to avoid discrimination against a candidate […]

  

Failed Background Check Part 1 - What Happens When a Candidate Fails a Background Screening

When a background check returns with a problematic history about an applicant, it’s best to take a step back and fully assess the situation professionally, free of emotion and hasty decisions. As most business and HR professionals know, hiring is a complex process.

  

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 […]

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