What it’s about Most recruiters and HR professionals know that pre-employment background screening is a must-have step in any interview process. But what about after the candidate gets the job, how long is the background check valid for? After the candidate becomes an employee, and depending on the size of the company, they will fall…

Approximately one-third of the American population has an arrest record or a criminal record. If they could, most of these people would delete their records. This is where the process of expungement comes in. What are Expunged Records? Basically, expunged records are ones that no longer legally exist. In theory, having a record expunged means…

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 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…

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…

It’s ironic that our modern devotion to working harder, for longer hours, getting an employee background check before employment and continuously pushing to get more out of our employees can often result in the exact opposite. Employee burnout is a growing problem, particularly in the middle management and lower executive levels of a high performance…

In a perfect world, there would be a clear, defined separation between work and life, and never the twain would meet. Ideally, your employees wouldn’t have any problems outside of the office, or at the very least, they would be able to leave them all outside the door when they reported for work, ready, willing…

An employee background check is more important today than ever before, when you’re recruiting talented workers. In fact, one could argue that they are an essential part of the hiring process. While we’d all like to take candidates at face value and give them the benefit of the doubt like we did in the good…

There’s an old saying most of us have heard or used at least once: never judge a book by its cover. Of course, the saying is meant to remind us that while first impressions matter, they’re not everything. It’s also increasingly true of prospective employees, and just because someone looks like the perfect candidate on…

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