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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...

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...

Retail Background Checks Protect Your Business

The retail industry has some unique aspects to consider when it comes to pre-employment screening.  It's a high turnover industry. Hourly store employees experience a turnover rate of about 65 percent. Seasonal employees, teenagers, or other part-timers can make it a revolving door of employees...

About Pre-Employment Screening for Temps and Contractors

Sometimes it is just easier and more cost-efficient to hire a temp.  If you have work that must be done now and doesn’t involve sensitive knowledge, a temp may be the right decision.  That said, your business is your home. You do not invite strangers into your familial home, and you should not...

All About Verification

Where did you work three jobs ago?  Is the company still in business?  Does the branch where you were employed still exist?  How quickly could you get your supervisor from that post on the phone?When you ask your HR department to verify these sort of facts for employment candidates, you are...

Hiring Tips for 2019

The hiring market is moving so fast that many HR departments may have difficulty keeping up.  Technology is shrinking our world and shortening our timelines, drastically changing the way that the best and brightest search for employment.  

If you aren't continually revamping your recruitment...

Employment Verification: More Than Dates of Employment

If we made horror movies about the things that make us weak in the knees on a day-to-day basis, there would be a blockbuster called Employment Verification Call. What can you say about this former employee? What will get you sued? Can you tell the truth? If so, how much of the truth can you tell?

What Information is in a Background Check?

He is a charming young man. Very sharp and well spoken. Handsome, clean-cut, and sharply dressed. An upstanding guy with plenty of confidence, he has a long history of volunteer work, a psychology degree from a major university, and is currently attending law school. He comes with a letter of...

Why Do Employers Use Employment Verification? 3 Factors That Matter

When applicants are submitting their resume for a job, they often don't realize the impact that their resume will actually have. It does more than create conversation for the interview. Potential employers actually run employment verification background checks based on the information provided...