Category Archive: background screening

Pros and Cons to Conducting Background Checks

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Background checks are a necessary component to running a successful company. Happy, productive employees can make a world of difference in the overall function of any business. Get the wrong people in the… Continue reading

3 Ways to Efficiently Screen Summer Employees

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To many businesses, it may not seem necessary to screen summer hires. Some may think it’s because seasonal employees are not in the workplace very long so employment screening is not worth it.… Continue reading

How to Avoid the Cost of Hiring the Wrong Fit

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Companies frequently end up with employees that just don’t seem to perform the way you thought they would. Reasons can range from new hires that don’t have the skill set they lead you to… Continue reading

National Databases for Background Screeners: Media’s Misconception

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Background checks must be so easy. You type a person’s name into a super high-tech computer program that sorts through an entire nation’s population to pull exactly who you’re looking for. Well, not exactly. According to the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), contrary to what television shows like CSI and Law and Order might lead you to believe, there is no such thing as a National Database where law enforcement officials upload court information. Background screeners need to follow many steps and make sure they have the correct information to complete an accurate background check.

The Background on Background Checks: 3 Changes to Background Screenings

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Employers are finding it more and more important to ensure that new hires “fit the bill,” compelling them to prioritize pre-employment screening on applicants more than ever before. In recent years, new regulations and workforce issues make it more important for employers to consider conducting legitimate and compliant pre-employment screenings.

2 Reasons to Avoid Internet Background Checks

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The internet has created a new phenomenon for employers who want more information on an applicant before hiring them. All they could ever want to know about the candidate is tantalizing close—literally, right in front of their nose. Employers should proceed with caution, though, into the murky waters of internet background checks for two major reasons.

What You Need to Know About Ban the Box

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Recently, Illinois joined eleven other states in “banning the box.” We’re here today to help our current Illinois clients understand what ban the box is and how to continue to remain compliant. What… Continue reading

The Pieces of the Background Check Puzzle

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Background checks can be puzzling. Will one background check reveal everything about an applicant’s past, and if not, what checks should an employer run on an applicant? In today’s post, we’re going to answer those questions… Continue reading