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3 of the Most Common Types of Drug Tests Explained

Friday, December 8th, 2017
3 of the Most Common Types of Drug Tests Explained

Here is an overview of three of the most common types of drug tests.

When you hear of drug tests, your mind will probably automatically go to urinalysis. This is understandable, because it is by far the most widely used method of testing. However, there are some others that organizations use as well. Here is an overview of three of the most common types of drug tests. (more…)

4 Reasons Why an Employer Would Perform a Credit Check

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
4 Reasons Why an Employer Would Perform a Credit Check

You really don’t need to know their credit score, but you can actually learn quite a bit about a person by looking at their credit history.

When interviewing potential employees, there are several things you look at: work history, experience, education, and so on. However, there is something else you really should be looking at: the applicant’s credit report. You really don’t need to know their credit score, but you can actually learn quite a bit about a person by looking at their credit history. Here are just a couple of the reasons you should add credit checks to your background screening process. (more…)

A Brief Guide to Background Checks for Your Small Business

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
A Brief Guide to Background Checks for Your Small Business

Unfortunately, people are seldom forthcoming about past criminal activity or other things that could hurt your small business.

Owning a small business is not an easy thing. Unfortunately, people are seldom forthcoming about past criminal activity or other things that could hurt your small business. This is one of many reasons why background checks are so important. As the owner of a small business, you need to protect yourself, your business, your family, and your other employees. Performing thorough background checks on prospective employees will help you do that. (more…)

Background Checks Reduce Hiring Bias

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Background Checks Reduce Hiring Bias

As a hiring manager, though, it is of the utmost importance that you not only become aware of your own biases, but learn how to not allow them to affect your work.

A large percentage of the population is biased in some way, most of us aren’t even aware of our own biases. As a hiring manager, though, it is of the utmost importance that you not only become aware of your own biases, but learn how to not allow them to affect your work. This isn’t always an easy thing to do, but hopefully this helps! (more…)

What is Included in Employee Background Checks?

Friday, August 25th, 2017
What is Included in Employee Background Checks?

Different types of background checks cover different things.

There are different types of background checks you can request. They can report different things, but many of them cover a few main things: (more…)

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
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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
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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…)