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Marijuana Legalization May Cease the Need for Testing

Welcome back to Background Screening in the News! For our June edition, we’ve decided to focus on drug screening; specifically screening for marijuana. As multiple states legalize this drug, HR Managers and business owners alike are asking: should drug screening practices be changed? Should...

Your Easy Guide to the Managerial Role in Pre-Employment Screening

The Human Resources (HR) department wears a lot of hats: they handle disputes between employees, keep track of incident reports, wrangle paid time off, enforce regular evaluations, and, most importantly, help find the best employees for your business! As an HR manager, you’re in charge of all of...

Nipping "Bad Hires" in the Bud

Sometimes an applicant can have a great resume, spotless background, and interview well but still end up being a bad fit. How can HR managers deal with such hires, and where do the problems arise? Primarily, they emerge from lack of due diligence during the employee verification process or...

To Outsource or Not to Outsource? Pros & Cons of Third-Party Screening

Outsourcing your pre-employment screening can take a lot of responsibility and liability off your plate. Third-party screening can assure that the information you receive on your candidates is obtained legally, and lowers the risk of exposing you to sensitive information about potential...

Criminal Records Take a Backseat in the Hiring Process

This month in Background Screening in the News, we will be delving into the role of criminal background checks throughout the country. Recently, there’s been a shift in how criminal records are viewed and how they should apply to job seekers. Many of the changes have seen criminal background...

Virtual Assistants: How to Vet a Remote Worker

As an entrepreneur, growing your business means hiring those who can help you thrive.  This can be expensive especially when you’re just starting.   Many companies will turn to contract work, specifically a virtual assistant.  A virtual assistant is someone who works remotely, often from their...

How Third Party Risk Management can Help Your Startup!

Since the recession career paths have veered off into a kind of wild west.  As the US put itself back together, people had to get creative with making ends meet, resulting in a lot of contracting and subcontracting jobs and another boom of small business startups.  Reshaping the landscape after...

The Risks of Social Media Background Screening

Background screening is an expectation of anyone who is looking for employment.  You know that part of your hiring or onboarding process will include your signature on multiple forms which allow your employer to dig around in your recorded history for any red flags.  Potential employees sign...

The Importance of Credit Checks for Property Managers

As a property manager, your number one goal is to secure reliable tenants for your landlords.  To achieve this, your company will produce delightful marketing, provide quick and efficient maintenance and repairs, and create web portals for accessible rent collection and requests to entice the...

Vendor Screening Keeps Your Renters Safe

Being a property manager means taking on a lot of responsibilities. You are responsible for marketing a property, screening potential tenants, collecting rent, answering late night phone calls and complaints, maintaining the premises, documenting incidents, keeping the landlord informed, and...

Human Resources Managers: How to Increase Your Productivity

According to the latest Indeed 2018 Job Forecast, companies plan to replace nearly 30% of their part-time roster with full-time employees. What does that mean for human resource managers? More work. The new job opening equates to more resumes, correspondence, recruiting, application reviews,...

What Hiring Managers Need to Know About Background Checks

You can't be too careful these days when it comes to hiring new employees. If you don't already have a good pre-employment background screening process in place, you're putting your company, other employees, and your customers at risk. 

As a hiring manager, you’re always busy. When you don't...