Posted on: July 23, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
When it comes to employing people, you need to know the person you are hiring is being honest about their integrity. To do this, it is common to get a comprehensive background check. These checks can have major benefits for your business. Failure to do so can lead to problems with keeping your current personnel, theft of your property, and even legal trouble if your new hire injured one of your current employees. Let’s have a look at … Read More
Posted on: June 5, 2021 by Gavin Muirhead
Nearly everything we do in today’s world requires a look into our background in some form or another. Background checks offer peace of mind and give you the full picture of an individual and their past. However, even with the broad use of background checks, there are some common false impressions that you may have of people when you see their results. It’s important to know how to interpret this information so you don’t pass on a potentially good … 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: 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: 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 15, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
Hiring employees for your business can be a stressful process. Considering the qualifications and character of potential hires is both difficult and time consuming. In addition to going through job applications and resumes, many employers choose to purchase background checks on future employees in order to get an idea of their integrity. Criminals are generally not at the top of an employers list, especially not repeat offenders. It is important to be diligent in determining that your potential … Read More
Posted on: April 10, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
As all job-seekers know, there are many steps to securing employment. Between the first application and the offer, there are often multiple rounds of interviews, and, almost certainly, a background check. Background checks are a critical means by which prospective employers vet candidates and narrow down a large pool of applicants. Depending on the type of job, the background check might be fairly basic, or it might delve deeper, especially if you are applying for a job where you … Read More
Posted on: January 15, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
Finding employment these days requires an exceptional resume with a long list of skills and qualifications that make you stand out from others applying for the same position. Unfortunately, even if applicants have all the right qualifications and background, personal details found in in the pre-employment screening process can have the potential to hinder one’s opportunities for employment.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the factors that employers look for during the hiring process that could make applicants more … Read More
Posted on: September 3, 2018 by Gavin Muirhead
Qualifying for a job these days requires a lot of hoop-jumping, which can be a turn off to some; however, with how competitive the job market has become, the hoop-jumping is often a necessary part of the application process. We work so hard to find things that set us apart from others – background information about experiences that make us most qualified, our educational and employment history, and other bullet-pointed attributes. Although, what might make or break our ability to … Read More
Posted on: May 8, 2018 by Gavin Muirhead
Performing background checks during the hiring process has become relatively standard for most occupations—especially those that require experience and education, or those that work with children or the public. Background checks can be an extremely helpful tool in order to ensure the safety of the workplace and promote productivity amongst employees. However, once the initial hiring process is over, is it sensible to continue to perform frequent background checks on employees?
Many corporations and businesses around the globe utilize continued, … Read More