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Maintaining Hiring Compliance on a Thin Budget

The COVID-19 pandemic has put hiring and talent management programs front and center, as many employees across nearly every industry have been impacted by remote work, furloughs, and layoffs. To stay afloat, many organizations are continually reshaping staffing plans and may need to make further budget adjustments as 2021 unfolds.

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How COVID-19 Court Closures Impact Your Background Checks

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted office closures and work-from-home mandates everywhere, including in government offices and county courthouses. When the courts are closed or operating on limited schedules, parole hearings and divorce proceedings are not the only activities impacted. Court closures can also throw a wrench in your hiring process.

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Identity Verification and Remote Hiring Amid COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, an estimated 16 million U.S. knowledge workers shifted to working remotely, according to Slack. COVID-19 effectively ushered in a change that many predicted years ago: a world where remote work is prevalent. This was unprecedented and likely would not have been possible on such a massive scale as few as […]

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Ban the Box Laws and Second Chance Programs that Help Ex-Offenders Find Work Are Spreading Fast

Ban the box laws and Second Chance programs that help ex-offenders in the United States are spreading fast across the country. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) estimates that approximately 70 million people in America—or nearly one in three U.S. adults—have some type of criminal record that may hinder employment opportunities.

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5 Tips for Better Background Screening

Choosing a new service provider for your business requires decision-makers to take a variety of factors into account. When looking for a new background screening provider, for example, companies consider the cost, the provider’s history of compliance, its accuracy rates, and its turnaround times.

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Types of Background Checks for Employers

Most employers perform some type of background screening as a condition of employment after someone has accepted a job offer. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of background checks employers conduct.

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Tips for Keeping Background Checks Legal

Background checks can be an important part of the recruiting process. After all, employers do have some form of obligation to do enough due diligence to ensure they don’t hire someone negligently who poses an undue risk to the business or the people in it.