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How To Prevent Candidates From ‘Ghosting’ You Throughout The Year

During the hiring process the term “ghosting” refers to severing all communication with someone without any explanation or warning, according to SHRM. Both the hiring employer as well as the candidate can be guilty of this harmful, and often regrettable, practice. It seems employers have been ghosting job applicants and candidates for years.  According to […]

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How Safe Is It To Hire Gig Workers?

What is the gig economy? The gig economy is a segment of the workforce comprised of individuals earning income by providing on-demand work, services or goods. Some examples would be contract, temporary, freelance and seasonal workers. They often utilize a digital platform or website in order to market their services and find clients. This is […]

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Is Your Vendor Putting You at Risk by Violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

Vetting a vendor who performs background checks is important. This is particularly true when entering into a contractual agreement or being part of a buyout where a new company requires you to use their current vendor. Assuming the background check vendor is following FCRA regulations can be a mistake. To help protect your company, here […]

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Ban The Box – Does It Affect You?

Although the ban-the-box campaign is well-known among hiring professionals, there are many employers who are not familiar with it. As such, any impact it may have on their hiring process may not be fully understood. Having an understanding of what ban the box is, how it came about, and what it means for your hiring […]

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Keep Your Background Check Compliant!

Are you conducting parts of your pre-employment background check in-house and vending parts out to a consumer reporting agency (CRA)?  While it may save you a few dollars, there are associated risks, for example: 1. You may obtain information you cannot legally consider in employment decisions2. You forfeit the protection provided by your CRA on portions of […]

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Criminal Records – What’s Fair Game In Texas Hiring?

A periodic review of your hiring policies is never a bad idea, especially when it comes to ensuring compliance with the applicable laws. If your business is just starting up a background program, then being informed about and adhering to the following hiring laws is even more crucial. A couple to be aware of are: […]