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What is Social Intelligence and How Does it Help Inform a Social Background Check?

Oftentimes, filling an empty position can be a challenge. However, recruiters, small business owners, and human resource managers alike can use social media screening to their benefit. In addition to helping you stay in contact with friends and family, social media is now being used as a part of the hiring process. Social media has…

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Should Your Industry Run Background Checks?

An increasing number of employers are requiring job applicants to complete a background check before they can be hired. For many employers, the background check is the last step of the hiring process. Making sure that the applicant is qualified, and is who they claim to be, is important to a business for a variety…

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…

Should You Do Periodic Background Checks on Current Employees?

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…

How Long Does A Background Check Take?

There are many different types of background checks. The turnaround time for each depends on the type of information requested as well as legal requirements. Depending on the scope of the information the potential employer has asked for, the average background check takes about two to four business days to be completed.   Average Time…

Federal Background Check Expectations and Disqualifiers

What is a Federal Background Check? A federal background check is more thorough than a standard employment check. It is designed to ensure that the hired person is reliable, trustworthy, and of good character. Federal and multi-state background checks are often used for federal positions, those that require a high-security clearance, are at a high…

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What is Included in a Pre-Employment Credit Report?

It is standard for employers to conduct an interview, background report, and drug test as part of the hiring process. Now, credit checks are also being used by some employers to get more detailed information on their potential hire. A pre-employment credit check can alert employers to signs of financial problems like theft or fraud…

What You Should Look for When Running A Tenant Background Check

As the owner of a rental house or apartment complex, you want to ensure that the people leasing from you will pay rent on time and take care of the property. A background check on potential tenants is one way to avoid late payments and prevent damage to your property.  Screening potential renters properly is…

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What You Should Do If a Prospective Employee Fails a Background Check After a Job Offer

Sometimes it takes months of rifling through resumes and conducting countless interviews to find the perfect candidate for a position. When you finally find ‘the one,” you are hoping that they are as interested in the job as you are in them as a future employee.  Unfortunately, a hiring situation can arise even when the…