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7 Things to Look for in an Applicant’s Background Check

Finding the perfect employee involves far more than running through employees’ prepared applications and holding interviews. A background check is a necessity, giving employers key information to make an informed decision. What Employment History to Look For in a Background Check  To evaluate candidates properly, employers must keep key facets of background checks and federal…

What Information Does and Doesn’t Show in a Background Check?

As an employer, it’s essential to run a background check for many reasons. However, do background checks show the whole picture? What do they encompass? Here, we’ll answer those exact questions, going over what exactly does (and doesn’t) appear on a background check. What Information Appears on a Background Check? Background checks are standardized to…

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Everything You Need to Know About the 7-Year Lookback Rule in Employment Background Checks

As an employer, obtaining a background check on a potential future employee is the simplest way to protect your investment. A background check can provide identity verification, financial records, reference checking, criminal records, and sex offender status.  Despite the thorough information the background check can provide, it can have some limitations. Specific criminal data may…

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What Human Resource Managers Need to Know About the HR Background Check Process

To protect their employers, HR managers should be well-versed in the HR background check process.  They should also be familiar with any applicable human resources background check policy.  Can HR Share My Background Check?  Before beginning an HR background check process, make sure you understand the candidate’s privacy rights so that you stay in compliance…

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Should Your Company Be Using This Popular Type of Background Check?

Human resource departments know that conducting background checks can be one of the most helpful aspects of the hiring process. While potential employees put their best foot forward in resumes, applications, and interviews, these portions only provide a limited scope of information about a candidate. Performing external reviews and finding extra data helps construct a…

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What Should Employers Look For in a Background Check?

The search for a new hire can be exciting. As a business owner, it represents growth, reinvestment, and the potential to become an even better company. Of course, with such a big decision that impacts your business’ day-to-day functioning, you’ll want to find the perfect employee for the position. The best way to confirm your…

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The Differences Between a State and Federal Background Check

As an employer, it’s imperative to run the necessary background checks on potential employees. Conducting thorough government background checks on a job applicant gives you peace of mind that you’re choosing the best person for the position, as well as the ability to prevent problems that may arise from hiring someone with negative issues related…

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7 Things You’ll Find About a Candidate’s Employment History in a Background Check

With a more competitive job market than ever before, it’s easier to find a number of qualified candidates.  However, because finding a job is difficult in the currently oversaturated market, candidates might be prone to lie on their application or resume, or embellish it, to make themselves look more qualified for a job.  They might…

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What to Do if a Candidate Lies About Their Education

Did you know that an estimated 85 percent of people lie about something their resume? With the staggering number of people looking for a job right now due to layoffs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number might be even higher. Potential candidates might be tempted to take drastic measures in order to qualify for…