Understanding Reference Checks vs. Background Checks

A job applicant meets with a manager following her pre-employment screening.

A reference check and background check are used as part of the employee screening process and are equally crucial in comprehensive hiring policies.   The two are pretty different, though, and provide employers with unique information about a potential employee. Knowing the difference between a background check and reference check processes will allow you to…

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How Your Background Screening Partner Can Help During COVID-19

As the world begins to reopen, businesses are navigating employees’ return to work, onboarding processes for new hires, and, in many cases, limited resources with which to get all of that done.   A background screening partner can support your business during and well after the COVID-19 pandemic, giving you peace of mind that returning…

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Should You Rescreen Employees After They Return from Furlough?

As the world begins to reopen and a return to work becomes possible for many employees, companies face how to handle temporary furloughs and what has become a rehiring process at their sites.   In these unprecedented times, companies may not have specific policies around rescreening employees following a return from furlough. When evaluating how…

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How COVID-19 Is Influencing Background Check Laws by State

Amongst the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses had to evolve to changing global conditions and new regulations quickly. Office closures affected more than your company but all of them. Closures include government offices and courthouses, most of which have been operating on closed or limited schedules. Many activities like parole hearings or legal proceedings are postponed or…

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Is It Time to Update Your Company’s Background Check Policy?

A digital notification regarding a company's updated background check policy.

Having a background check policy is integral to your company’s safety. Background checks serve many purposes, and it’s necessary to have a policy that outlines how they function and affect employees. However, possessing a background check policy is just one part of the puzzle. Writing an initial policy but not consistently updating it leads to…

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The Background Screening That Can Impact a Business

Background screening is an integral component of any company’s hiring process, and an overwhelming majority of businesses rely on them as part of their hiring decisions. Background screenings can impact businesses in many ways. For one, they influence the team when deciding which candidate to hire. But beyond who a background check leads hiring managers…

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How to Find the Right Employees on LinkedIn

Hiring employer opens up LinkedIn app on phone to seek new potential employees.

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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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…

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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…

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