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If you thought using a professional screening company would cost you more, think again! DIY screening can cost a lot more in the long term.

You wouldn’t take your kid to an unqualified dentist, would you? A professional background screening company offers accurate results,  Read more

You’ve worked hard for that professional license. Don’t let poor record keeping be the reason you lose it!

Keeping a documented trail of your actions can be very beneficial in the long term. Joining any profession is a long, hard, expensive process. It’s an achievement to finally be entitled to those letters behind your name, and to practice in the field you worked so hard to... Read more

At one time, negligence was a claim rarely heard outside of the medical profession, and while malpractice suits against individual doctors did happen, their employers were rarely dragged into the battle. Fast forward a few decades, and we live in an increasingly litigious society,... Read more

Companies are using information from big data in employment to improve their health care policies, create wellness programs, and improve internal promotion problems.

While big data might not tell you Bob in accounting wants to write a novel, it can determine that males in his field are looking for creative ways to offset work stress. Big data. Everyone is using it. Everyone is singing its praises, and it is, apparently, the best thing... Read more

Employee burnout is a growing problem for workers constantly pushing themselves to keep climbing the ladder.

It’s ironic that our modern devotion to working harder, for longer hours, getting an employee background check before employment and continuously pushing to get more out of our employees can often result in the exact opposite. Employee burnout is a growing problem, particularly in the... Read more

Developing a fair drug and alcohol policy can be a mine field that may best be left to an attorney or specialist in the field.

If you’re wondering whether you can implement pre-hiring or general workplace drug testing, then you’ve probably realized it’s not all that simple. In fact, while there are some federal laws that do apply to workplace drug and alcohol testing,  Read more

Terrible tenants can leave destruction behind them, and there’s almost certainly going to be proof that you lied about the tenant reference if the case goes to trial.

One of the more challenging aspects of being a landlord is getting asked to provide a reference. In our litigious society, you are probably concerned that you’ll handle it wrongly one way or another, and that one of the parties will seek legal remedies against you. That’s not an... Read more

Learn creative ways to develop a compensation plan your employees will love. Global screening will give you some ideas.

It’s one of the toughest elements of running a business: figuring out how to compensate employees well enough that they stay, without putting your finances at risk. You need great people, but... Read more

Discover how to profile and find the ideal tenant, and do comprehensive tenant checks before you make a decision.

You’ve got a healthy rental portfolio. You’re happy with your property investments, and you’ve built up some solid equity in your properties. The only problem is, you can’t seem to find or keep the right... Read more

Creating a high performance culture takes more than just diligent pre-employment checks. Find out the secrets here.

Many managers and business owners mistakenly assume that “high performance” is a synonym for “workaholic.” It might surprise those people to learn that just putting in longer hours does not guarantee that an employee is a top performer. In fact, if the research is to be believed,... Read more

Find out how recent changes to broadband and data privacy regulations affect you and your employee background checks.

In our modern world, big brother really is watching our every move, every second of the day. Every time you log into social media, surf the web, perform employee background checks or buy... Read more

Some employers will ask for a character reference as well as the standard work reference from your current boss

There’s an old saying that goes “people don’t quit jobs, they quit managers.” What that means is that the number one reason most people leave jobs is because they don’t get along with a manager or supervisor, and that’s usually true. It may surprise you to learn that, but... Read more

When it comes to pre-hiring due diligence, you usually cannot request medical screening at all.

Health issues are a fact of life. At some point, most employees will experience some sort of health scare or be diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness. For the majority of employers, not only is it tough to handle the legalities and loss of productivity that health issues... Read more

International background check companies know what information gleaned by technology you can use and what’s private.  

Technology has changed our lives in so many ways. It’s changed how we shop, communicate and find new opportunities. It has made millionaires out of college dropouts, and it’s made encyclopedias and phone books... Read more

Instead of running an employee background check before hiring and then forgetting about this big issue completely, companies need to make their employees’ ongoing financial health a matter of company policy.

In a perfect world, there would be a clear, defined separation between work and life, and never the twain would meet. Ideally, your employees wouldn’t have any problems outside of the office, or at the very least, they would be able to leave them all outside the door when they reported... Read more

If you see any of these or other suspicious signals, even if your tenant background check was positive it’s good to investigate.

As a landlord, you have many things to worry about. Is the rent going to be paid on time? Do you have sufficient insurance on your properties? Are you going to have big, unexpected expenses, or a  Read more

If you were to waive the criminal background check for a candidate because of their disability, you would in fact be discriminating in two ways

It’s a tough call for any hiring manager: when confronted with a candidate who has a disability, do you ask for a criminal background check as you normally would, or do you waive it, to prevent any appearance of discrimination? The answer may surprise you. Skipping the Check Is... Read more

If you don’t already have policies in place to run terror specific employee security vetting as a part of your hiring process, it may be time to draft one

Terrorism is nothing new. Throughout history, there have been endless streams of groups using violence to attempt to create political or religious change in countries around the world. Here at home in the US, however, we know the exact date that everything changed, forever. Ever since... Read more

Do your due diligence to find out what trends affect healthcare HR departments and stay on top of your game.

Healthcare is booming. It’s one of the fastest growing industries in the US and beyond, and more and more people are choosing careers in the field. Combined with international mobility for the best and brightest, there are plenty of  Read more

Rather than pretending it won’t happen, now may be the time to start thinking about your employee background screening policies and how you’re going to change to suit the new laws.

Whether we like it or not, the laws related to marijuana are changing. There are already several states that have legalized it’s use to varying degrees, while as many as twelve more will vote on marijuana... Read more

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