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Should an Employee’s Criminal Background Impact Their Salary?

As an employer, you always want to do right by your company by picking the best employees from your applicant pool. A background check is an easy way to help narrow your decision, and 72% of employers rely on background checks as an essential part of their hiring process.  When criminal records emerge in the…

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Should You Still Conduct Marijuana Drug Tests?

As the years pass, marijuana continues to be a hotly contested subject, especially regarding the workplace. Employers often wonder what their role in marijuana drug tests is and if they should conduct a marijuana drug test.  Currently, it’s quite common for employers to use drug tests initially during the hiring process and conduct random drug…

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How to Find the Right Employees on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a hugely beneficial tool for both employees and employers alike. It’s no wonder this social networking platform has taken the professional realm by storm. As the platform grows and applications from the platform pour in, it’s increasingly harder to wade through the number of applicants per job listing.  With so many options, you…

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4 Reasons Why Credit Reports Matter for Hiring

Employers have a duty to run a number of various background checks on potential employees. Credit reports are one of them. Like any of the information on a background check, a credit report check provides additional information to employers on prospective employees. Credit reports can give employers insight into a person’s financial well-being and money-management…

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Look at Background Checks

Our clients are telling us that their human resources and hiring departments are overwhelmed with applications. With such a large portion of the population unemployed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s only natural that every job opening gets an influx of applications. In September 2020, even the California Employment Development Department stopped taking…

5 Ways to Reduce Hiring Costs

As a recruiter, one of the biggest challenges you may face is keeping hiring costs in check. The average cost per hire is just around $4,000. That number cuts significantly into profits, particularly for small businesses. Reduce hiring costs using these tips. Tips to Keep Hiring Costs Low While it might not seem like an…

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…