An employer presents its job candidate with the necessary disclosures and authorization to obtain the candidate’s permission to perform a pre-employment background check. The candidate, who was not ultimately chosen for the position, later comes …READ MORE
You’re about to make a hire. So far, the candidate checks out on paper and in person, but you have yet to perform a formal background check. Is the final background screening really necessary?
Screening candidates …READ MORE
Today, 34% of the American workforce is made up of freelancers, contractors, or gig workers. This group, known as ‘the contingent workforce,’ is steadily growing. To give you some perspective, between 2014 and 2017, the …READ MORE
Hiring a new employee costs between $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the nature of the hire. The cost of a bad hire is even greater, more than $25,000 in 41% of cases. With these costs …READ MORE
On January 1st of this year, a California state law to restrict the use of salary history in the hiring process went into effect. This makes California the latest—and by far the largest—jurisdiction to join …READ MORE
Applying for employment is an act of hope. Applicants hope to be chosen and commonly look for ways to stand out from the crowd. Sometimes these ways include lying on their resumes, or at least …READ MORE
Background screening is widely used by companies in the hiring process. However, problems can arise if you make one of several common errors in the screening program design. These common pitfalls can seriously damage an …READ MORE