Businesses lose millions of dollars each year due to employees who have a negative change in their behavior. Most companies perform an employment background check before hiring an individual. At the time of hire, the employee’s record might be clean, but it could change as time goes on.  A background check at the time of…

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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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Onboarding new employees is a risk for many businesses. While on the hunt for candidates, they’re likely churning through applications looking for candidates who have the qualifications and background needed to excel at the job. But as many a manager has come to find out, sometimes those qualifications aren’t the only thing that matters.  Personality…

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Are you in the market for a new job? Are you a hiring manager that goes through hundreds of applications daily when an ad is put out? More than 90 percent of hiring employers conduct background checks in the present, with a smaller amount requiring credit screenings and drug tests. Don’t let this essential hiring…

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Pre-employment background checks aren’t a sign of mistrust or an invasion of privacy; they are an important step in finding the best employees and protecting your company from the risks that come with untrustworthy workers. There are a number of important reasons for conducting pre-employment background checks, starting with the fact that 10 percent of job…

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Conducting a background check before hiring a prospective employee can prevent potential lawsuits from other employees and customers, as well as from an applicant who is rejected for a position. Courts have ruled that employers have a duty to protect employees, customers, and clients from violence in the workplace. If an employee intentionally injures someone…

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Given the transient nature of many highly-skilled workers, it is a sound business practice to conduct criminal state background checks on potential new hires, business associates, and young people looking to raise startup capital. If a wealthy person is thinking about investing in the “next big thing,” then it would behoove that person to complete some exhaustive…

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If you are looking to make wise hiring decisions, finding the right background screening company for your human resource department is key. Your goal is to weed out the 36 percent of all applications that contain untruths – from distortions involving educational degrees, stretching dates of employment, inflating salaries and omitting criminal convictions. You can…

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