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.

5 Myths About Background Checks [Slideshare]

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In today’s crime television show world, the belief that background checks are easy to come by and can be done instantly on a national database is widespread. We’re here to tell you differently. Check out our slideshare to get the facts.

Why Your Organization Needs to Perform Education Verifications [Infographic]

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Since the economic downturn, competition between job seekers has been tight as the unemployed strive to stand out in a crowd of applicants for a limited number of positions. Such a tight hiring… Continue reading

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.

How to Organize Employee Files

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Personnel files can cause plenty of headaches. Organizing them requires extra foresight and planning; however, failing to organize and maintain complete and accurate files could result in legal compliance issues.  

How to Build the Best Employee Team

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Building a team at your workplace involves company culture, pre-hiring planning, and post-hiring development.

3 Steps to Writing an Effective Job Description

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In a more competitive job market, an effective job description can make the difference in recruiting efforts. These three steps will help human resource managers as they craft their job descriptions.

9 Ways to Mitigate Office Drama

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Office drama happens in the best of workplaces. Fortunately, human resources managers can mitigate its effects with these 9 tactics.

7 Steps to Hiring and Keeping Employees That Fit Company Culture

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Finding the right fit for your company culture can be difficult. In this post, we explain 7 steps to finding the exact person not only for the job but for your company.