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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Criminal background check application form alongside pen and glasses for job applicants to fill out

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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