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…

At one time, negligence was a claim rarely heard outside of the medical profession, and while malpractice suits against individual doctors did happen, their employers were rarely dragged into the battle. Fast forward a few decades, and we live in an increasingly litigious society, where people and organizations can and will sue anyone for just…

Many managers and business owners mistakenly assume that “high performance” is a synonym for “workaholic.” It might surprise those people to learn that just putting in longer hours does not guarantee that an employee is a top performer. In fact, if the research is to be believed, it may be the employees who work fewer…

There’s an old saying that goes “people don’t quit jobs, they quit managers.” What that means is that the number one reason most people leave jobs is because they don’t get along with a manager or supervisor, and that’s usually true. It may surprise you to learn that, but it’s not money, location or any…

It’s perfectly understandable that employers want to get as much information about potential new hires before making an offer. You want to limit your short list, cut back on the need for a pre-employment check for each one, and minimize the number of employee reference checks you need to conduct. After all, there are all…

Ban The Box and Its Effect on your Business and your Hiring Process Eliminate. Weed out. Reduce the risk, and increase the return on investment of each new hire. This has long been the mantra of the human resource department, where quality is emphasized over quantity.  The “have you ever been convicted” check box found…

Drug Testing Index™ Show Increases in Positive Results The Drug Testing Index, an industry standard, examines positivity rates to provide a comprehensive analysis of workplace drug-use trends among three major testing populations: Federally mandated, safety-sensitive workers General workforce Combined U.S. workforce Cocaine Positives Spike 33% After New Government Rule for Safety-Sensitive Workers Amphetamines Positives Jump…

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