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Navigating Vaccine Management Platform Challenges for HR Leaders

By Kristina Block | March 26, 2021

Many Americans have awaited the day the country could reopen and welcome workers back to in-person environments safely. The Covid-19 vaccine roll-out has brought us closer than ever. But some companies are wondering how they can legally monitor their employees’ vaccination status. There are many ways to collect vaccination data from your workforce, but today…

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Onboarding Remote Employees: Challenges & Tips

By DataCheck | March 12, 2021

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…

How COVID-19 Is Influencing Background Check Laws by State

By Kristina Block | February 17, 2021

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?

By Kristina Block | February 5, 2021

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…

The Background Screening That Can Impact a Business

By Kristina Block | January 27, 2021

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…

Should an Employee’s Criminal Background Impact Their Salary?

By Kristina Block | January 13, 2021

As an employer, you always want to do right by your company by picking the best employees from your applicant pool. A background check is an easy way to help narrow your decision, and 72% of employers rely on background checks as an essential part of their hiring process.  When criminal records emerge in the…

Should You Still Conduct Marijuana Drug Tests?

By Kristina Block | December 30, 2020

As the years pass, marijuana continues to be a hotly contested subject, especially regarding the workplace. Employers often wonder what their role in marijuana drug tests is and if they should conduct a marijuana drug test.  Currently, it’s quite common for employers to use drug tests initially during the hiring process and conduct random drug…

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How to Find the Right Employees on LinkedIn

By Kristina Block | December 16, 2020

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…

Young employer analyzing credit checks for her job applicants while sitting at a computer.

4 Reasons Why Credit Reports Matter for Hiring

By Kristina Block | December 2, 2020

Employers have a duty to run a number of various background checks on potential employees. Credit reports are one of them. Like any of the information on a background check, a credit report check provides additional information to employers on prospective employees. Credit reports can give employers insight into a person’s financial well-being and money-management…

5 Ways to Reduce Hiring Costs

By Kristina Block | November 4, 2020

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…