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Federal Background Check Expectations and Disqualifiers

What is a Federal Background Check? A federal background check is more thorough than a standard employment check. It is designed to ensure that the hired person is reliable, trustworthy, and of good character. Federal and multi-state background checks are often used for federal positions, those that require a high-security clearance, are at a high…

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What is Included in a Pre-Employment Credit Report?

It is standard for employers to conduct an interview, background report, and drug test as part of the hiring process. Now, credit checks are also being used by some employers to get more detailed information on their potential hire. A pre-employment credit check can alert employers to signs of financial problems like theft or fraud…

What You Should Look for When Running A Tenant Background Check

As the owner of a rental house or apartment complex, you want to ensure that the people leasing from you will pay rent on time and take care of the property. A background check on potential tenants is one way to avoid late payments and prevent damage to your property.  Screening potential renters properly is…

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What You Should Do If a Prospective Employee Fails a Background Check After a Job Offer

Sometimes it takes months of rifling through resumes and conducting countless interviews to find the perfect candidate for a position. When you finally find ‘the one,” you are hoping that they are as interested in the job as you are in them as a future employee.  Unfortunately, a hiring situation can arise even when the…

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Conduct a Pre-Employment Background Check

Hiring managers have a responsibility to the company they work for to protect the company and its current employees from potential risks. Most applicants are honest about the information they provide, but in some cases, they may hide the truth. An employee background investigation will ensure that all of the information that is submitted by…

Trends in Workplace Drug Testing

In addition to recruiting applicants with the right education and experience, many employers are concerned about possible drug use. Employees who are under the influence of drugs at work can pose a risk to colleagues, customers, and the general public, and a company that knowingly employs someone with a drug problem can face legal repercussions…

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Human Resources Background Check

Human resources background checks are among the most helpful parts of the hiring process. Resumes, applications and interviews only provide so much information about a given candidate. All of the information gathered in a standard interview is controlled by the applicant. A method of double-checking such information can be very valuable. A human resources background…

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What You Should Know about Random Drug Testing in the Workplace

Employers want workers to perform their jobs safely and competently. Drug use can prevent employees from carrying out their duties and may also put fellow staff, customers, and the general public at risk. Some employers believe random drug testing is the solution, but it’s important to understand the laws in the location where your company…

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

Whether you’ve been unemployed for awhile, or you’ve been eyeing a job that will take your career–and paycheck–to the next level, it’s normal to wonder if lying about your salary to prospective employers is acceptable.  As a rule of thumb, you should never lie outright during an interview. That said, don’t volunteer your previous salary…