Posted on: April 16, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many companies approach the hiring process, including how they run background checks. If you’re one of the millions of unemployed people searching for a job right now, there are some things you can do to make sure you’re prepared when a potential employer wants to do a background check.
Gather Your Documents and Information
Currently, because so many businesses are closed, it can be difficult for employers to gain access to … Read More
Posted on: March 15, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks are a common place in the hiring process today. More employers are looking out not only for their businesses but also protecting their clientele from suffering the consequences of getting involved with unverified people. This is why as an employer, you need to be able to quickly verify the information that your potential employees provide on their resumes.
Unfortunately, verifying information isn’t always smooth sailing and sometimes you can run into delays. Let’s get into why … Read More
Posted on: February 26, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Some employers will complete a credit check to learn a bit more about any potential hire. They may be curious to see if there are any signs of financial distress with the employee that could make them a risk for fraud or theft within the business. They will not see the whole credit score for an employee, but will see a modified version of the credit report so they can make better decisions before hiring.
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Posted on: February 9, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
COVID-19 is having significant influences on everything in day-to-day operations, and background checks are one of the areas where there have been delays reported. But why are background checks coming out slower?
The coronavirus pandemic has closed many businesses across the country, and included among those organizations are courthouses and county buildings. You will not be able to access the court records, criminal history, and other legal information as quickly when the buildings where the details are … Read More
Posted on: January 23, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Applicant screening is an important part of any hiring process. This is especially true when industries see a demand in job increases due to Covid-19. Over the past year, the pandemic of our time has caused many abrupt changes in the job markets. Depending on the industries, some lost employees while others gained. In this article, we will take a look into why applicant screening is necessary for industries that are seeing an increase in jobs due … Read More
Posted on: January 7, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks have been around for many years. The efficiency of these checks has become much better as time has passed. There are several reasons you would ask for a background check, and there are several different aspects to the check itself.
Details of the background check and how far back do background checks go are all questions that come up. Let’s discuss the answers to these questions and learn more about background checks.
The Importance of Background Checks
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Posted on: December 22, 2020 by Gavin Muirhead
Hiring a new team member is an exciting thing. You are expanding your team and bringing a like-minded and talented person into your business. However, it can also be a stressful time as well.
You need to make sure that your new employee is trustworthy to be an asset to your team. You also should understand and learn as much about your new employee as you can before you welcome them to your team and into your office.
To help … Read More
Posted on: December 6, 2020 by Gavin Muirhead
The requirement to complete a background check is common these days, and there are plenty of reasons why this is a smart idea. Not only do most employers require background checks, but they also do so in apartments and rental agencies. These businesses also need to know that their future employees are safe for their work crew, or that future tenants are safe for their apartments or condos.
The examples above are only just a few instances that … Read More
Posted on: November 20, 2020 by Gavin Muirhead
It’s not uncommon to consent to a background check when applying for a position with a new employer. However, employees who have already been serving at your organization for some time might not be expecting that they would be screened.
Running background checks on existing employees doesn’t have to be painful. If handled responsibly, respectfully, and compassionately, it can help to protect the company and its employees from harm.
Reasons for Employee Screening
There are several reasons an … Read More
Posted on: November 3, 2020 by Gavin Muirhead
Hiring managers in every industry need to be certain that the people they’re hiring are trustworthy, qualified individuals who will be able to perform the requirements of the position. However, when it comes to insurance companies, it’s even more important that hiring managers can believe an applicant’s qualifications.
After all, an insurance agent is responsible for handling very sensitive and personal information on a daily basis as well as dealing with client and company finances. In … Read More