Posts Tagged ‘ background screening ’

Background Checks for Employees in the Healthcare Industry

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Background Checks for Employees in the Healthcare Industry

It is essential that every person working in a healthcare facility be thoroughly screened.

If you’re in charge of a healthcare facility, you know that every job there is important. That facility is responsible for keeping people healthy in some capacity, whether it’s an urgent care facility, clinic, or even a hospital, each employee contributes to the health and safety of your community. This is why comprehensive background checks are especially important for healthcare employees. (more…)

What Are Employers Looking for in Employee Background Checks?

Friday, January 4th, 2019
What Are Employers Looking for in Employee Background Checks?

Every time you apply for a job, your prospective employer will perform a background check at some point in the application/ hiring process.

Every time you apply for a job, your prospective employer will perform a background check at some point in the application/ hiring process. Hiring managers are responsible for choosing the best applicants to fill vacancies in the company’s workforce while protecting the other employees and other company assets. Since not all applicants are always forthcoming about every aspect of their history, background checks are a necessary part of the job application process. Here are a couple of the main things those hiring managers are looking for when background checks are performed. (more…)

The Real Cost of Inadequate Background Screening (and How to Avoid it)

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
The Real Cost of Inadequate Background Screening (and How to Avoid it)

Background screening policies are one of the best ways to ensure that your company thrives.

Background screening policies are one of the best ways to ensure that your company thrives. After all, you want to find and recruit the best possible talent to help your business be the best it can be. If your background screening policies are lacking, it can lead to some harsh consequences. (more…)

Fingerprinting Rideshare Drivers

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Fingerprinting Rideshare Drivers

Other professional drivers who are responsible for taking their passengers from one destination to another, such as taxi drivers, limo drivers, and bus drivers all need to be fingerprinted as well. So why shouldn’t rideshare drivers be subject to fingerprinting?

Ridesharing has become increasingly popular and convenient over the past few years. Consider it the evolution of the taxi. Other professional drivers who are responsible for taking their passengers from one destination to another, such as taxi drivers, limo drivers, and bus drivers all need to be fingerprinted as well. So why shouldn’t rideshare drivers be subject to the same process? (more…)

The Importance of Checking Applicants’ Financial History

Friday, August 10th, 2018
The Importance of Checking Applicants’ Financial History

Checking applicants’ financial history decreases risks to your business.

The hiring process is more competitive than ever and finding the right candidate can be difficult. In some cases, a full background check may be helpful when considering what will help to narrow down your applicants. Be aware, however, that not all background checks are legal to use, and some of the information you choose to disqualify candidates by can border on discrimination. Financial background checks, in particular, can be useful but are also often highly regulated. (more…)

Background Screening for Your Small Business

Friday, July 6th, 2018
Background Screening for Your Small Business

Create a comprehensive background screening policy for 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 screenings are so important. As the owner of a small business, it is essential that you protect yourself, your business, and your other employees. A thorough background screening process can keep everyone involved with your small business safe! (more…)

Top Tips for Screening Healthcare Employees

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Top Tips for Screening Healthcare Employees

Your clients and patients deserve the best!

When it is time to hire some new employees for a  healthcare facility, you need to be sure you are finding the best candidates. Improper screening of healthcare employees opens up all kinds of risks for patient privacy and security, as well as risking the safety and security of your facility. Here are some helpful tips on how to find the most qualified applicants, because your patients and clients deserve the best. (more…)

Where Does the Background Check Information Come From?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Where Does the Background Check Information Come From?

The background check is an essential part of the hiring process!

It’s a common misconception that there’s one huge database that employers and property managers can just search and find whatever information they need in order to complete a background check. If only it were that simple! In reality, there are actually hundreds of databases and sources that need to be checked and cross-checked and even then there may still be something that was reported erroneously. This is why the adverse action rules in the FCRA are so important. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) allows applicants to dispute background check information they believe to be untrue. So where is all of this background check data coming from? (more…)

Common Misconceptions about Background Screening

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Common Misconceptions about Background Screening

If you have an applicant who seems nervous about the background check process, giving them some information about it may help.

Applicants are often nervous about what a background screening will reveal about them. Televisions shows and movies paint a kind of scary picture of what can happen when screening is performed. If you have an applicant who seems nervous about the background check process, giving them some information about it may help. There are a lot of myths surrounding background screening; here are some of the most common ones! (more…)

Obtaining Consent for Background Screening

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Obtaining Consent for Background Screening

Regardless of who you are or why you are requesting the background screening, you must first obtain the written consent of the subject of the screening.

Background screening is vital for business owners and property managers alike. Insurers and creditors also sometimes use background screening to make sure they are making a wise decision. For example, when an employer wants to know more about an applicant, they will look at the person’s driving record, employment history, criminal record, and credit report. Regardless of who you are or why you are requesting the background screening, you must first obtain the written consent of the subject of the screening. (more…)