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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…

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Should You Hire Someone With a Criminal Record?

In the United States, more than 650,000 prisoners are released from jail every year. Employers might be concerned about hiring an ex-convict. These applicants might be perceived as less competent and lacking skills. However, a background investigation can give information about why the applicant went to prison that may influence the decision as to whether…

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You Don’t Have to Lie About Your Salary To Get What You Want

If you have been unemployed for a while, you might be feeling like you are never going to find a job. If you were recently laid off due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you might be navigating waters you have never been in before. During the interview process, it is normal to wonder if lying about…

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What You Should Know About Random Drug Testing in the Workplace

Many times, employers require potential employees to submit to a drug test as part of the hiring process before being offered a position. But what about current employees? They can also be subject to random drug testing. Employers want to create a safe environment for all of their work staff. Drug use can prevent employees…

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What is Social Intelligence and How Does it Help Inform a Social Background Check?

Oftentimes, filling an empty position can be a challenge. However, recruiters, small business owners, and human resource managers alike can use social media screening to their benefit. In addition to helping you stay in contact with friends and family, social media is now being used as a part of the hiring process. Social media has…

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Should Your Industry Run Background Checks?

An increasing number of employers are requiring job applicants to complete a background check before they can be hired. For many employers, the background check is the last step of the hiring process. Making sure that the applicant is qualified, and is who they claim to be, is important to a business for a variety…

Consider the Fair Chance Act When Hiring for Your Business

It is estimated that 70 million Americans have a criminal record. Since they have a record, many of these offenders have limited options when it comes to employment. By considering the Fair Chance Act, employers can help those who have made mistakes in their past by integrating them into society. This increases the chance that…

Should You Do Periodic Background Checks on Current Employees?

Businesses lose millions of dollars each year due to employees who have a negative change in their behavior. Most companies perform an employment background check before hiring an individual. At the time of hire, the employee’s record might be clean, but it could change as time goes on.  A background check at the time of…