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The Human Resources Side of Sports

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jun 10, 2016  |  Share       

Are you ready for Gameday? Whether you're into Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey or Soccer - you may not realize what your favorite sports team goes through to keep their teams and games running smooth and safe for all. Sports teams are still a business and businesses still need human resources.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, A Professional Background Screening Company, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, stadium operations, Seasonal hiring

Background Checks help Employers spot Resume Fraud

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Apr 21, 2016  |  Share       

Hiring managers must sort through hundreds of resumes to find the perfect employee for their organizations. Those seeking employment will do what they can to stand out among the slew of resumes in the hands of a hiring manager. Because of this, and because more people are changing jobs than ever, fraud, over-exaggerations and lies on resumes are on the rise.

Background checks can ensure your applicant is telling the truth.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

Would Post-Hire Screening have stopped the Uber Kalamazoo Killing Spree?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Feb 29, 2016  |  Share       

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The devastating killing spree by an Uber driver in Kalamazoo, Michigan over the weekend has again opened up the topic of proper background screening. Uber has actually been targeted for their background check process for some time and, unfortunately, each terrible event brings more skepticism. Even though an organization like Uber pre-screens potential employees before hire, many neglect to screen employees after they are hired.

If Uber had a post-hire screening process, could the Kalamazoo killing spree have been prevented?

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, background check policy, negligent hiring, employee behavior

5 Simple Ways for HR to Improve Background Check Compliance

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jan 22, 2016  |  Share       

Considering the sheer amount of processes a human resources manager has to perform - from recruiting, interviewing, screening, hiring and more - staying compliant is important but often overlooked. Unfortunately, with FCRA legislation on the rise, HR must be aware of potential compliance challenges especially during the background check process.  

Being aware and following these five simple tips will help human resources to improve background check compliance.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, compliance, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, FCRA Compliance

Top 5 Scariest Job Interview Questions

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Oct 30, 2015  |  Share       

It's the most frightening time of the year. Yards are decorated with ghouls and goblins who'll soon be at your door asking for treats. Or maybe it's the most frightening time of your career search - when job interview questions can scare the wits out of you! Let us dig deeper into some of the creepiest questions that candidates might be asked during their next interview. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, social media and employment, Job Related Background Screening, criminal background check

PA Act 153: New Pennsylvania Background Check Requirements

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, May 29, 2015  |  Share       

In October of 2014, the state of Pennsylvania passed Act 153 requiring that all persons (14 and older) with direct contact with children must have state and/or federal clearances every 36 months.

**This post has been updated. See the update at the bottom of the post.**

This new law will impact churches, child care facilities, nonprofits, schools, youth sports or any state operated organizations with a responsibility for children. While this could be an overwhelming initiative for some, any regulations or laws pertaining to background checks can be broken down into laymen's language.

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Topics: Job Related Background Screening, volunteer background checks

Running Background Checks on Current Employees

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Apr 17, 2015  |  Share       

Running a background check on new hires is a common HR practice. Applicants recognize that their criminal backgrounds, credit history, driving records and professional experience (among other things) could possibly be a deterrent to a job offer. Employees currently working for an organization may not expect a background check from their employer, however. While not a common practice across all industries, we are asked the question with some regularity and thought we should address it.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Job Related Background Screening, background check policy

What background screening checks are necessary?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Mar 10, 2015  |  Share       

A human resources manager is tasked with hiring the right people for the right positions. They are also under the gun to make sure the applicants meet the requirements of the company's background screening policies. Recruiting, reviewing resumes and interviewing are challenging enough. Wouldn't it be nice to know exactly which background checks to run by every type of job profile?

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

Need a Background Check? A Hiring Manager's New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Jan 02, 2015  |  Share       

It's a new year and hiring managers continue to carry most of the responsibility when it comes to the employee selection process. As a critical member of the human resources team at an organization, hiring managers see employment through from the resume and phone interview phases to background checks and an eventual hiring decision. Here are a few things every hiring manager should keep in mind when getting a background check.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2014

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Dec 12, 2014  |  Share       

The end of the year is sneaking up on us quickly and before we know it, it'll be 2015. Before we bid farewell to the previous 12 months, we thought we'd do a recap of the most popular background screening posts from this year. In David Letterman style, we'll start at number 10. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, Adverse Action Notice, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

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