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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Create the Background Screening RFP you Really Need
When creating the background screening RFP for your company, what’s your process? Do you steal a copy from a competitor? Or maybe you download something from the internet? What exactly goes into an effective, constructive application? What are the most important things to include for your industry and your business in particular? Let’s take a […]
What Employers Should Know About DOT Testing
What Employers Should Know About DOT testing DOT testing is a program through the U.S. Department of Transportation that checks for drug and alcohol use in those employed in safety-sensitive jobs as they pertain to transportation. Trucking, aviation, railways and even shipping fall within the areas that may require DOT testing either during or in […]