Background checks are an important part of the hiring process. However, not all background checks are created equally. While local county criminal records offer the most accurate information to employers, they come at a higher price point. A national criminal database search is comparably, more affordable, and offers a tempting shortcut to employers. However, the… Read more »
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Is that seemingly qualified, trustworthy individual you want to hire really safe to hire? Can you really know for sure? Companies use background checks to inform and improve the quality of their hiring decisions. However, many are unsure exactly how to evaluate the results of a background check report, especially how to handle a “negative”… Read more »
Baby boomers are no longer the largest living generation in the United States. Millennials have taken the top spot. By the year 2020, an estimated 46 percent of the workforce will be made up of those 80 million young adults, born between 1976 and 2001, who will seek employment. More and more of these millennials… Read more »
Below we present the most widely read content from our blog this year. Leading the way are some articles on the latest background check protocols and drug screening issues. This makes sense as screening at hiring and screening to identify the highest (or lowest) performing staff are two keys to managing your human capital risk…. Read more »
As an employer, one of the first pieces of background research you have at your disposal is contained in the job application materials submitted by hopeful applicants. Most notably, the resume. This important summary of a person’s employment history and qualifications can contain important clues to help you identify if the applicant is worthy of… Read more »
Do people with otherwise clean criminal backgrounds suddenly perform criminal acts? Should companies be able to predict this behavior and take actions to protect their customers, workforce, and public at large? Where does employer liability end and individual liability begin? Questions about the predictive value of background checks and in particular, criminal background checks, have… Read more »
Our new infographic provides a clear path that allows employers to avoid negative consequences and potentially even identify excellent employees among ex-offenders.
We all aim to hire the right people, yet we hear stories and experience the perils of bad hires all too often. For this blog post, we turned to the published advice of a few well-known thought leaders for tips you can use to make better hiring decisions.
You need to hire a new manager. This role is crucial to your organization because the person in it will have some degree of autonomous control, and you need someone you can trust to use it well. This manager has to mirror your concern and commitment to the organization.
The problem with routine background checks… As long as nothing bad happens, you are “rewarded” for doing inadequate background checks. But there are several major problems with shallow or poorly designed background checks.