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What Human Resource Managers Need to Know About the HR Background Check Process

To protect their employers, HR managers should be well-versed in the HR background check process.  They should also be familiar with any applicable human resources background check policy.  Can HR Share My Background Check?  Before beginning an HR background check process, make sure you understand the candidate’s privacy rights so that you stay in compliance…

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Should Your Company Be Using This Popular Type of Background Check?

Human resource departments know that conducting background checks can be one of the most helpful aspects of the hiring process. While potential employees put their best foot forward in resumes, applications, and interviews, these portions only provide a limited scope of information about a candidate. Performing external reviews and finding extra data helps construct a…

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What Should Employers Look For in a Background Check?

The search for a new hire can be exciting. As a business owner, it represents growth, reinvestment, and the potential to become an even better company. Of course, with such a big decision that impacts your business’ day-to-day functioning, you’ll want to find the perfect employee for the position. The best way to confirm your…

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The Differences Between a State and Federal Background Check

As an employer, it’s imperative to run the necessary background checks on potential employees. Conducting thorough government background checks on a job applicant gives you peace of mind that you’re choosing the best person for the position, as well as the ability to prevent problems that may arise from hiring someone with negative issues related…

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7 Things You’ll Find About a Candidate’s Employment History in a Background Check

With a more competitive job market than ever before, it’s easier to find a number of qualified candidates.  However, because finding a job is difficult in the currently oversaturated market, candidates might be prone to lie on their application or resume, or embellish it, to make themselves look more qualified for a job.  They might…

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What to Do if a Candidate Lies About Their Education

Did you know that an estimated 85 percent of people lie about something their resume? With the staggering number of people looking for a job right now due to layoffs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number might be even higher. Potential candidates might be tempted to take drastic measures in order to qualify for…

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Should You Hire Someone With a Criminal Record?

In the United States, more than 650,000 prisoners are released from jail every year. Employers might be concerned about hiring an ex-convict. These applicants might be perceived as less competent and lacking skills. However, a background investigation can give information about why the applicant went to prison that may influence the decision as to whether…

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You Don’t Have to Lie About Your Salary To Get What You Want

If you have been unemployed for a while, you might be feeling like you are never going to find a job. If you were recently laid off due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you might be navigating waters you have never been in before. During the interview process, it is normal to wonder if lying about…

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What You Should Know About Random Drug Testing in the Workplace

Many times, employers require potential employees to submit to a drug test as part of the hiring process before being offered a position. But what about current employees? They can also be subject to random drug testing. Employers want to create a safe environment for all of their work staff. Drug use can prevent employees…