Archive for the ‘ Hiring Process ’ Category

Background Screening Helps Combat Resume Fraud

Friday, August 18th, 2017
Background Screening Helps Combat Resume Fraud

Resume fraud is a very real, very unfortunate problem.

Resume fraud is a very real, very unfortunate problem. Hiring managers need to be diligent in detecting fraud to keep away disingenuous applicants. Studies show that around 50% of applicants will lie on their resume. Conducting background screenings on job applicants will reveal these lies. (more…)

Everything Employers Should Know About Pre-Employment Drug Screening

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Conducting a pre-employment drug screening for all potential employees is important.

The resume was perfect. The interview went phenomenally. The offer is right around the corner. However, there there needs to be a drug-screening procedure conducted first so that an employer or HR manager can ensure that the potential employee really is the ideal candidate for the position. Here is everything employers need to know about drug screening their employees. (more…)

The Best Time To Conduct A Background Check

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
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Timing is important when it comes to conducting background checks.

So you’ve had a wonderful interview with a potential employee and now you are trying to determine the best time to conduct the inevitable background check. It is important to avoid making an offer and a permanent decision based on a gut feeling as opposed to a thorough background check. Human resource professionals and employers alike need to understand when it is time to conduct the background check on any potential employees before they hire someone who could harm the company or current employees. (more…)

Some Helpful Hiring And Screening Tips For Any Small Business

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Hiring the right person for the job is easier than you think!

Maintaining a small business requires detailed attention and vigilance. In fact, making sure small businesses hire the best employees becomes a critical component of the hiring process. As a result, business owners must begin to screen potential applicants to ensure they are getting the best candidate for the job. Here are just a few simple tips for every small business owner to use the next time they decide to hire a new employee and the best screening practices to use to get the best employee for the job. (more…)

What Hiring Managers Should Look For When Applicants Disclose Criminal Record Information

Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Hiring a great employee starts with a secure criminal search.

Selecting the perfect person to hire for a specific job can be a very overwhelming process. In fact, hiring managers must be able to discern their gut feelings from the actual facts and information provided by a criminal history search. As a result, there are a ton of things that hiring managers need to understand when something comes up in a criminal record search for a potential applicant. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Drug Screening

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Screening applicants for drugs is very important.

The candidate has a flawless resume. The interview was amazing. And now as an employer, you want to make sure that this potential employee undergoes a drug screening. There are many reasons why employers should use pre-employment drug screening measures as part of their hiring process. (more…)

What Employers Should Know About A Social Security Trace

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Understanding social security traces is easier than you think!

A social security trace, commonly known as an alias search, is a standard aspect of any background screening process. In fact, employers often don’t fully understand the benefits and limitations that come with a social security trace. Here is some valuable information that every employer needs to know about an alias search. (more…)

Top Mistakes Employers Make When Hiring Potential Employees

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Avoid making these common mistakes when hiring a new employee.

The difficult task of hiring a new employee can be a cumbersome process. Enlisting the right employee for the job is typically dependent on their skill level and experience. However, there are key strategies that every employer should know when embarking on a journey to find the perfect employee. (more…)

A Handy Guide For Choosing The Best References To Land You The Job

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Finding a job reference can be a difficult task.

The final stretch of any interview process will most often involve gathering a list of references for your new potential employer to review. And most employers request that you present them with a full list of references swiftly. So instead of having to scramble to find names, numbers, and a host of other descriptors, there are ways to become prepared for when the time comes to hand over a list of your references. (more…)

The Rise In Temporary Employees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The rise of the temporary employee.

Lately, there has been a trend towards hiring temporary or part-time workers. Since the financial crisis, temporary employees have dramatically increased. (more…)