What Types of Professional References Should Employers Check?

Checking professional references is an essential piece of the puzzle when onboarding new employees. A good or bad reference can make or break an employer’s impression of a job applicant.   Which professional references are important to check when determining whether an employee is a good fit, though, and which aren’t as valuable? Of course,…

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Onboarding Remote Employees: Challenges & Tips

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Remote work is likely here to stay, even as some companies begin to welcome employees back to the office. Many companies have successfully navigated the work-from-home environment. Regardless, you’ll want to make sure your remote employees have a seamless transition to your workforce. DataCheck can help. Throughout this blog, we’ll describe the necessary components of…

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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

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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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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…

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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…

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Job Drug Testing As Marijuana Legalization Expands

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Many U.S. states have recently legalized the use of marijuana either for medical or recreational purposes (or both). This has left some employees to wonder whether they’re protected from losing their jobs if they are caught out as marijuana users in their drug tests. This has also left employers wondering what their rights are to…

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What Do Employers Check for on Your Social Media?

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When sifting through applications and deciding which people to interview, most employers look at applicants’ social media profiles. It’s become a key element in our everyday lives today. What they find can work for or against a candidate. Here are some things to think about when it comes to employer social media checks. How Social…

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Do Small Businesses Need Employee Background Checks?

Small businesses are thriving in today’s economy, and arguably are the lifeblood of many industries. As competition in the workforce heats up, it’s important for small business owners to protect their establishments from risk and choose candidates who fit the unique culture of their typically intimate and diverse workplaces.    It’s become an important focus…

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