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May 12, 2023
As U.S. employers continue to struggle with ongoing labor shortage challenges due to a combination of factors, such as inflation, a likely recession and demographic shifts due to an aging population, the labor market has slowed significantly. That means that the labor shortage of 2023 could linger for several years to come, leaving employers in a position where they may ...
April 7, 2023
Welcoming the right people into your organization is complex. The difficulties that many hiring personnel encounter are the different kinds of background checks. Capable of providing key insight into a candidate’s past, these various screenings are crucial to minimizing liability, decreasing turnover, and ensuring a safe workplace.
March 3, 2023
An effective background screening policy has become an integral component of hiring and overall company success. However, before utilizing this valuable tool, there are certain matters to consider. Otherwise, you could be putting yourself or your company at risk for penalties or even a lawsuit for illegal hiring discrimination.
January 18, 2023
Over the past few years, an ever-increasing number of employers have instituted an employee background screening process. It was reported in 2021 that 93% of businesses ran background screenings on prospective employees.
December 22, 2022
Staffing companies help employers fast-track the hiring process without sacrificing getting to know applicants on a deeper level. That's part of the reason why background checks for staffing companies are so vital to successful hiring.
November 10, 2022
You want the top talent for your company, but how do you obtain it? One surefire way is by having a dependable and compliant background screening process for candidates. In fact, many companies turn to third-party background check companies to help with the hiring process. Screening applicants can be time consuming and complicated, and it’s ...
September 26, 2022
Transportation companies and drivers bear a large responsibility. Every driver represents the business and must keep other drivers, themselves, and their freight safe and secure, each time a truck leaves the dock. If you recently started a trucking company and wonder what to do when hiring safe and reliable truck drivers, you might need some ...
September 25, 2022
In March 2022, TechTarget reported that industry data reveals that 93% of firms now conduct standard pre-hire background checks. Reports also indicate that, until recently, only one in five employers went on to conduct post-hire or continuous background checks. However, the number of real-time employee screenings increased from 12% in 2020 to 19% in 2021. With ...
August 3, 2022
Retail owners continually struggle to find ways to prevent customer theft, but it’s even more challenging when thinking of ways to deter internal employee theft. Unfortunately, retail shrink totaled $61.7 billion in 2019, and employee theft significantly accounted for around 58%. The issue of employee theft worsened during the pandemic’s peak, with a 3.8% employee ...
June 20, 2022
Keeping up with local, state and federal employment laws is crucial to doing business to protect your customers, managers, employees, board of directors and brand reputation. Laws change frequently, so it’s up to your HR department or legal team to research, adopt and implement methods and strategies to observe and ensure complete and continuous compliance ...
January 17, 2022
Every time you hire someone, your organization takes on some measure of risk, especially if you aren’t fully aware of an applicant’s work, education, driving, credit or even criminal history. That doesn’t mean the candidate is not responsible for his or her actions, but you need to know who you are bringing into your organizational ...
December 9, 2021
As a business owner, you don’t want to practice discrimination in job hiring for several reasons. Aside from not wanting to treat job candidates unfairly, you don’t want to put your organization in a bad legal position. A key legal area for today’s businesses lies in discrimination-related matters. Discrimination concerns might start with potential pre-employment discrimination as you bring ...
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