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High Times In Hiring?

As an employer, there are more factors to consider today regarding pre-employment drug testing than there have been in the past. While some companies are still mandated to test applicants, or are content to continue with their current policies, some businesses have decided to modify or forgo substance screening altogether. In order to decide how […]

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Hallmarks Of A Quality Background Check Provider

When designing a background check program for your company it’s beneficial to understand the various components involved. Our previous posts have covered a lot of these topics such as: building a quality program, determining role-specific requirements and being aware of potential speed bumps in the screening process. Now we’ll go over the most important part; […]

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SPEED BUMPS IN YOUR BACKGROUNDS?

While our last post was geared towards helping you design role-specific background checks, here we thought we’d share what can create speed bumps for your background check program. Some slow-downs are unavoidable; however, many have work-around solutions that a knowledgeable background check vendor should have on hand. Here are a few explanations for slow turn-around […]

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Not All Background Checks Are Created Equal

In our last post we discussed the basics of background checks. Social security traces, criminal records searches, employment/education verifications, MVRs & drug screens are components of a successful background check program. However, it’s even more important to take into account the positions you’re trying to fill when creating your program. You’ll want to think about […]

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How A Background Check Program Will Protect What You’re Building

Having a solid background check program in place is one of the ways you can protect your business. It’s also one of the most cost-effective. When starting a company, little thought is given to pre-employment screening (unless you’re us), but it’s actually a relatively inexpensive means of protection when you’re growing.  Knowing who you are […]

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Do Small Businesses Need Background Checks?

As a small business you might wonder if background checks are all that important. Often a small business may consist of a few family members or a couple of close friends. If this is the case, and you know all of the employees through and through, then maybe spending money on background checks isn’t all […]