Screening internal applicants is a best practice for your interview process. Having a policy in place that outlines how and why you re-screen your employees when they move within the company will eliminate any confusion from internal applicants and show external applicants that you aren’t discriminating against them. Your screening policy for applicants should cover…

The Study Last month, Glassdoor released a study about the average length of the interview process in 25 countries. The study analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of online reviews posted anonymously to the Glassdoor website. Industry wide studies, like this one, are important to benchmark against to help improve your processes and your candidate…

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Disposal Rule loosely outlines what needs to happen to any consumer report that your company gains access to, and the sensitive information derived from those reports. What is a Consumer Report? Consumer reports are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and consist of any information that you get…

If you’ve ever gotten a job or hired an employee in the United States you’ve filled out an I-9 form. The form is used to verify a new hire’s identification and their right to work in the States. All U.S. employers must complete (including document verification) and store an I-9 form for every single individual…

The Federal Trade Commission enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which outlines what you must do when requesting a background check for pre-employment. To start, before you request the background check, you must tell the applicant and get permission from them. These 2 things must happen using documents that contain no “extraneous” information and…

These days, running a background check on a candidate during the recruiting process is common practice. Most employers know they need to get consent in a stand alone form and provide the results of the check to the candidate in some cases (for more information on this see the EEOC’s website: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employers.cfm) But what about…

There is a plethora of companies in today’s background screening industry. A quick Google search of the term “ professional background check company ” generates over 7 million hits! These results range from honest reliable companies to others that will charge anywhere from $20-$50 dollars for an “instant national criminal search”. Their claim is that…

A dictionary definition of ‘streamlining’ is to: “make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods.” Since our expertise only falls within the screening and candidate assessment step of the recruitment process, we did a bit of extra research for advice on the rest of the process. Turns…

From what we’ve seen, almost all of our customers have been there: halfway through the interview process and already cautiously optimistic that they may have found their purple squirrel. Then they get to the “Pre-Employment Background Check” step. It’s always tempting to cut corners, especially with the continued pressure from management to cut costs. But DIY…

One of the most common questions we hear when it comes to international background checks is “how long do they take.” Companies considering international candidates are no less eager to bring them aboard than locals, and anything that slows you down the finalization can be a major stumbling block. While we know this is the…

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