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Vendor Background Screening: What Should You Check Before Starting a Relationship

Your organization likely already works with a variety of vendors to help manage work processes and complete special projects. In many ways, the vendors you work with are an extension of your organization, especially if they place individuals on-site in the workplace. For example, in an environment such as a hospital or health system, per diem or traveling nurses, and even volunteers, have access to patients and sensitive areas. How well you know those vendors—and their employees—can have sizable implications for your organization.
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Candidate Experience

How To Decide Which Applicant Tracking Software Is Right for You

The majority of recruiters (75 percent) use some form of applicant tracking system (ATS) or recruiting software. Of those, 94 percent say it improved their hiring process. Using an ATS is transformative. It can make the difference between having a wealth of actionable recruiting information at your fingertips and getting mired in a sea of emails and paper.
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Background Screening

How to Tell If Your Organization Has A Bad Background Check Provider

Background checks help organizations manage hiring risks by providing information about candidates’ criminal, employment, and educational histories. Just as there are many different background check products and services, there are also many service providers, each with its own methods for searching for and delivering background information. In many ways, who performs your background checks is just as important as what kind of background checks you conduct.
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Healthcare

5 Tips to Audit Your Healthcare Workforce Monitoring Process to Navigate Compliance

Most employers conduct pre-hire background checks, but in industries such as healthcare, background screening must go a step further to include continuous monitoring for employment sanctions, licenses, and other professional credentials. Within a healthcare environment where employees work with the elderly, children, and the ill and injured, there’s an invaluable benefit in having a workforce monitoring process in place. 
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Candidate Experience

HR Analytics and Data-Driven Recruiting: How Numbers Can Improve Recruitment Practices

Many factors impact the degree to which recruitment activities are successful, not least of which is how you harness the power of data. Recruiting data—about applicants, recruiting activity, and all related processes—can not only refine existing recruiting practices, but can also lead to novel ways of attracting candidates and filling positions. Considering the time and effort that go into recruiting, as well as the costs associated with making a bad hire, it makes sense to consider the many ways in which data can improve both hiring quantity and quality.
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Background Screening

HR Risks: 6 Mistakes in a Background Screening Process that Could Affect Your Organization

Background screening is an essential part of the hiring process, and most organizations already see the value of it. A study by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) found that 96 percent of employers conduct some kind of background screening. 
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Healthcare

Baby Boomers’ Impact on Human Resources and the Healthcare Workforce

Baby boomers, generally defined as those individuals born between 1946 and 1964, are so named for the increase in birth rates that immediately followed WWII. The number of baby boomers reached a population peak of nearly 73 million in 1999. Since reaching that high point, however, the number of aging and retiring baby boomers has had a dramatic impact in the workplace. 
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Healthcare

In the Numbers: The ROI on a Healthcare Background Check for Your Organization

Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers are in the trusted position of looking after the sick and vulnerable, and as a result healthcare is one of the most highly regulated industries in the US. According to an American Hospital Association (AHA) report, health systems and hospitals must comply with over 600 distinct regulatory requirements across nine domains, resulting in a combined total spend of $39 billion annually. While those regulations are designed to protect patients, they require healthcare employers to pay extra attention to compliance, including in the area of talent management.
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Risk

Vincit Omnia Veritas—In Background Screening, Truth Conquers All

Seek truth. Speak truth.  Now more than ever, it’s critical for organizations to hire a partner who shares knowledge with transparency. A partner who shares expert advice in bad times and good. A partner who is truthful. This can be very difficult for employers who find a solution advertised as faster and/or less expensive so appealing, due to their sense of urgency to fill vacancies and the demand by leadership to reduce cost. And why shouldn't employers believe claims of superiority made by another background screening firm—after all, the background screening industry cornerstone is truth.  Again, Caveat Emptor!
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Legislation

Updating Your Hiring Processes to Accommodate Changing Pay Equity Laws

Pay equity in organizations is nothing new, and over the years there have been numerous federal and state laws passed in support of it. The road to pay equity began with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which made it illegal to pay women lower wages than men for equal work. One year later, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act made it unlawful to discriminate in employment based on statuses such as gender, race, and age. Since then, pay equity has remained an important goal for organizations, reinforced by new state laws that keep the issue front and center when it comes to recruitment, selection, and ongoing talent management.
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Vendor Background Screening: What Should You Check Before Starting a Relationship

Your organization likely already works with a variety of vendors to help manage work processes and complete special projects. In many ways, the vendors you work with are an extension of your organization, ...

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How To Decide Which Applicant Tracking Software Is Right for You

The majority of recruiters (75 percent) use some form of applicant trac...

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How to Tell If Your Organization Has A Bad Background Check Provider

Background checks help organizations manage hiring risks by providing information about candidates’ criminal, employment, and educational histories. Just as there are many different background check produc...

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