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Time For a Vendor Change? Here Are Some Considerations

Whether prompted by regulation, curiosity, discontent, or a combination, the average organization will begin seeking new screening vendor options every three years or so. However, this process can be complex and disruptive, especially for larger organizations with unique needs. Making a screening vendor switch is rarely as straightforward as anticipated. From what we have gathered […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Screening Process Efficiency

As all hiring managers know, for every one thing within your control, there are likely several things outside of your control.  The key to efficient hiring is understanding what can be controlled and refined, and adjusting until improvements are made. Working with large pools of candidates and relying on third-party vendors can be tricky. However,

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Helpful Insights Into Credit Screening for Employment

As of 2023, the average credit score in the U.S. was 715– an increase of over 25 points since 2010. The “credit score,” most commonly analyzed by FICO®, is a reasonably reliable, general measure of one’s creditworthiness. It weighs factors such as delinquencies, credit utilization, average account age, and more. We often obsess over this

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Background Screening in Youth Sports

College and professional athletics certainly garner much attention. The United States ranks first among nations worldwide, with a sporting empire that generates over $500 billion annually. In recent years, issues involving misconduct have been brought to light. These issues include various forms of abuse towards the athletes, coaches, and even officials. Significant resources have been

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The Most Common Causes of Screening Delays

Time-to-hire is a critical metric for almost any staffing agency and HR department, large or small. Employers need to fill seats, and employees need to fill mouths; there isn’t much time for unwanted bottlenecks. As an employment screening partner, we understand the frustrations that unforeseen delays in the screening process can cause. While just a

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5 Hiring Trends Employers Should Be Aware of in 2024

Attracting talent and attracting top talent are two different considerations. “Top talent” is a fairly nuanced term with different meanings depending on the organization. It doesn’t just speak to the skills and disposition of a candidate but also the ability to learn/improve over time and integrate into an organization’s culture. “Top talent” is variable and,

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Re: Candidates – Credit Check Basics

Credit reports are a valuable part of any comprehensive background check for employment or personal purposes. Such information provides insights into an individual’s financial responsibility over several years.  It is important to note that one’s credit score is not included in a background screening credit report for employment (a FICO score is included with certain

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Let’s Be Honest: Does Industry Matter In Pre-Employment Screening?

As is true with most business-to-business service providers, background screening providers often highlight specific industries with accompanying claims of being particularly well-poised to provide solutions to them. Some providers focus on the healthcare industry; others focus on HR staffing, and so on. While certainly a marketing strategy for CRAs, the question remains: does the employer’s

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What’s New In 2024? A Few Notable Regulatory Changes

Each year brings a fair amount of regulatory change. As workplace safety, remote working, increased cost of living, mental health, and inclusion become increasingly relevant when it comes to policy, HR departments are going to begin to see more changes than before. We have made a short list of notable 2024 regulatory changes that will

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