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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...

Hiring Great Employees Begins With the Candidate Pool

A Better Way

Imagine two rooms, one that has 1,000 job candidates and the other that has 100. Now imagine a game where the object is to be the first person to find three candidates who have earned a college degree. Do you want to be the person searching the room with 1,000 people or 100?

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...

Is Your Recruiting Mobile?

Technology is always a step ahead, it seems. You just bought a new iPhone last month, and then Apple announces the next generation. You bought a plasma TV…then a LED…then a 4K. You purchased bitcoin (need a hug?).

Our world is more and more dependent upon technology every single day. Thirty-five...

What You Should Know About "Ban the Box."

If you have never heard of “Ban the Box,” you aren’t alone. If you hire people (or own a business that does), however, you want to familiarize yourself with this particular movement.

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...

What Size Businesses Need Background Screening?

Whether you are a human resources department of 1 or 100, you still need the same services and results to keep business moving. Your pre-employment screening process should be designed to grow as you grow, so you don’t run into unnecessary trouble along the way.

What Businesses Should Conduct Pre-Employment Screening?

What Businesses Should Conduct Pre-Employment Screening?

FCRA Basics

What You Need to Know

If you’ve spent any time looking around our site, you’ll know that the FRCA is the Fair Credit Reporting Act. It covers the information that can be contained in credit reports, and how this information may be used when obtained by a third party. The primary function of the...

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...