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The Impact of Obama’s ‘Second Chances Speech’ On Your Hiring Policies

“People deserve a second chance after having made a mistake.” President Obama spoke these words on July 13, 2015, as he cut short the prison sentences of 46 men and women convicted for drug offenses.
Obama’s reasoning? “Their punishments didn’t fit the crime,” he said. “And if they’d been sentenced under today’s laws, nearly all of them would have already served…

Should You Ban the Box?

The National Employment Law project research estimates that 70 million people in the US have some sort of a criminal record and 700,000 people return from incarceration each year. As an employer you’re bound to run into an applicant with a criminal history.
What is currently under hot debate is when an employer should ask an applicant about their criminal…

Choosing a Risk-Free Background Screening Solution

Hiring decisions are some of the most important choices you make as your business grows. The right employees can boost your organization’s productivity, but a single bad hire can result in grave consequences.
With the right background screening partner, you receive comprehensive, detailed, and accurate data about your applicants to make better hiring decisions. This leads to a safer working environment, a…

How Employers Can Prevent Falling Victim to Resume Fraud

Entrepreneurs are always looking for talented employees to help them grow their business. Choosing the right candidates can dictate the success of your company, but a bad hire can result in loss of productivity and even loss of reputation. There is a lot of talent out there, but how can you ensure that the applicants are who they claim to…

5 Things You Should Know About Pre Employment Screening Services

Every employer aspires to find the ideal employee – one who has received a quality education, works in harmony with other team members, and above all, stays loyal to the organization.

A myriad of factors needs to be scrutinized before hiring an employee. The process of pre employment screening service helps you reach a conclusion about the prospective candidate’s eligibility to…

Pre Employment Background Checks: Get To Know Who You Are Hiring

Employees are the face and soul of any business and a key success metric for any organization. However, securing the right talent is a challenge that nearly every business struggles with, and finding eligible candidates who provide accurate information is a significant aspect of that struggle.

One of the biggest risks an organization has can be the employees it puts on…

Top Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Employee Background Checks

Employment screening is becoming inevitable for finding reliable employees. However, the process is dotted with pitfalls and difficulties for employers. In today’s business environment where employees are considered the face of the business, you want to make sure that you can trust the people representing your company, but you also want to ensure that you follow state employment laws and…

Step-by-Step Guide for Screening Employees

Background screening solutions reduce the risk of a bad hire and ensure that a business successfully counters a range of threats, including fraud, terrorism, and reputational risk. Pre-employment screening also ensures that you confirm the identity of your employees before hiring, helping you to make smart hiring decisions every time.

How to make sure you have hired the right person

Whether you…

3 Steps for Denying Employment and Avoiding A Lawsuit

Denying employment can be a tricky and risky situation if it is not done right. If you’re already being cautious by running a background check on the applicant you’re on the right track, but to really minimize your risk you must also make sure you are in compliance with the FCRA and EEOC.

This requires staying informed of updates to legislation…

When You Need More Than Just a Reference Check

You may think you’ve looked into everything you need to uncover about job candidate. You’ve interviewed them, maybe more than once, they’ve presented an impressive resume and they fit in with your company’s culture. Just to be extra sure, you call their references, all of whom have glowing reviews about the candidate.
While this may seem like all you need to…