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Background Screening Current Employees

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Background Screening Current Employees

Depending on the nature of your business, instituting a regular background screening policy can actually be good for your business.

When people are trying to get a new job, they expect that there will be a background screening. No matter what industry it is, pre-screening employees is a common policy. Screening existing employees, however, is markedly less common.  Depending on the nature of your business, instituting a regular background screening policy can actually be good for your business. (more…)

Background Screening for Arena and Stadium Employees

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Background Screening for Arena and Stadium Employees

Background screening for arena and stadium employees is just as important as screening the players.

When you’re attending a concert, sports game, or other major event at a stadium or arena this summer, you’ll probably need to take a trip through a metal detector or open up your bags. You hear all kinds of stories of the screenings the players on various sports teams go through, but what about the vendors and employees who are providing security, serving food, and taking payments? Screening these employees is just as important as screening the players. (more…)

The Importance of Employee Drug Testing

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The importance of Employee Drug Testing

Keep drugs out of your business and your community by developing a drug screening policy.

A lot of companies require new employees to pass drug testing before they start work. These companies also have employees sign a contract upon hiring that states that they will take a random drug test whenever their employer asks. This policy is becoming more and more prevalent for many reasons. (more…)

Easy Steps to Work Background Screening into Your Company’s Budget

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Easy Steps to Work Background Screening into Your Company’s Budget

One very important thing to think about is budgeting in background screening for new employees.

There are many things to consider when trying to work out a corporate budget:  Size of the company, growth potential, possible downsizing or merging, and more. One very important thing to think about is budgeting in background screening for new employees.  These screenings give you peace of mind knowing that you’re hiring the right people. Here are a few things to consider when working out a background screening budget for your company. (more…)

The Benefits Of Fingerprinting With Background Checks

Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Conducting background checks can provide security for your business!

Almost every industry and employer has begun using some form of background check or screening before hiring new applicants. Some employers use a basic criminal background search, while other employers opt for more comprehensive searches, fingerprinting, drug screening, and further testing to help them determine whether or not a prospective employee is a good fit. If you are considering adding fingerprinting into the way that your company screens employees, here’s what you need to know. (more…)

Keeping Our Children Safe: The Importance Of Conducting Background Checks On Bus Drivers

Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Performing a thorough background check is important for any employer!

Performing background checks on teachers and school workers are always important, but what about bus drivers? It might surprise you to know that many bus drivers, despite being directly in charge of the health and safety of your children for a long time every day, are not held to the same standards as teachers and those working in a school building. With a whopping 22,000 bus crashes every year, it’s apparent that bus drivers need to be held to the same standards as those working in the school building. Why is it so important to conduct background checks on bus drivers? (more…)

Everything Recruiters Want To Know About Background Checks

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Conducting background checks is critical for any employer!

Recruiting and hiring can be quite an overwhelming process for most employers seeking a new employee. In fact, most hiring managers want to be able to hire the right person for the job the first time. As a result, hiring managers are looking to save money by choosing a candidate that will be able to do a good job and be the ideal employee. Therefore, hiring managers will often conduct background checks to ensure that they are getting quality candidates to work for them. With all that being said, there are still common misconceptions and questions that many hiring managers still have about background checks. Here are some of the most common questions, answered! (more…)

How Background Checks Help Employers Discover Resume Fraud

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Conducting a background check can do wonders for the safety of any business!

Hiring managers have the tedious task of sorting through hundreds and hundreds of resumes of potential applicants. Finding the perfect fit for any organization is essential. As such, hiring someone with all the necessary credentials to perform the job duties without much assistance is optimal. However, there are many devious people out there who can provide false information on their resumes and lead to improper hiring or inefficient employees. The trend of fibbing on resumes continues to rise which requires hiring managers to be extra observant and aware during the entire hiring process. This is precisely where background checks come into play. They are a great way to verify most resume information provided. (more…)

How Far Back Should You Look Back Into Criminal Background Checks?

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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Conducting criminal background checks is important for all employers.

A potential employee’s resume can tell you a lot about the person you’d like to bring onto your team. It can also tell you too much – delving too deeply into someone’s past may feel a little irrelevant, and even intrusive, depending on how far back you’re looking. And yet, a prudent employer may think, how can you afford not to?  If your business deals in directly handling customers’ money, or being trusted in a customer’s home while they’re away, doesn’t it seem like going all the way back through a potential employee’s background is just doing due diligence? It’s unavoidable, under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which dictates an employer must conduct such an investigation when making a new hire. (more…)

When Is It Time To Update Your Corporate Background Policy?

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Is it time for an update to your background policy?

Businesses that are looking to protect their employees and keep them safe understand the importance of conducting a thorough background screening procedure on any new employees. Although smaller businesses like start-ups may not require the rigorous screening process that larger organizations do, it is highly recommended for all employers, no matter the size of the company should conduct background checks on any potential employees.  With all this being said, every company needs to have a properly outlined background screening policy that applies to every single employee within the company. (more…)