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Human Resources and the Growing Trend in Paperless Hiring

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jan 29, 2016  |  Share       

Human Resources has continually new and improved resources at its disposal. From recruiting to hiring, technology and updated processes have helped to catapult the growth of the electronic era. Going paperless offers digital storage and ease of accessibility but employers must also be mindful of regulations around digital storage and retention of documents. 

With that in mind, the growing trend of paperless hiring offers a myriad of benefits to human resources departments.


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Topics: Employee Background Screening, E-verify, Form I-9, Employment Background Screening, electronic drug screening, drug testing, hiring practices

Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2015

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Dec 18, 2015  |  Share       

With 2016 looming around the corner (already?!), it is time to round up our annual list of VeriFirst's top background screening and compliance blogs of 2015. Much like the 2014 year end post, we'll be counting down to the number one most popular post. Dave Letterman may be off the air but his style of top 10 lists live on. Here we go!

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance, hiring practices, Top Posts

Your New Hire Failed their Background Check. Now What?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Nov 12, 2015  |  Share       

As hiring managers know, searching for the perfect candidate for a job is quite the task. Sorting through endless resumes, making calls and setting up interviews can be time-consuming and mind-numbing. When you land upon the perfect future employee on paper and their interviews are flawless, it feels like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Adverse Action Notice, Employment Background Screening, hiring practices

The Internet of Hiring Practices

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Sep 25, 2015  |  Share       

As a 21st century hiring manager or human resources professional, you know that the days of endless paperwork and job fairs aren't over yet. Still, the internet is connecting everything and hiring candidates is no exception. Here are 5 ways the internet of hiring practices is making your life easier.

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Topics: social media and employment, hiring employees, hiring practices

What is "Negligent Hiring" - and how HR Managers can help prevent it

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jul 31, 2015  |  Share       

With news accounts of Uber drivers being accused of rape and police officers accused of suspicious deaths of people in custody, negligent hiring claims are in the news and on the rise. Negligent hiring is a legal claim made against an employer when there is failure to take action to prevent damage given the authority of the employee’s position.

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Topics: background check policy, hiring practices, negligent hiring

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