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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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Background Screening

Social Media Background Screening: Should It Be a Part of Your Hiring Process?

Social media is a well-established means of sourcing candidates in the recruitment process. According to a study by CareerArc, 91 percent of employers already use social media to hire talent. A related practice, using social media in the background screening process, is a different matter altogether. It relies on searching and reviewing candidate social media profiles and posts to determine their fit for hire. 
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Healthcare

5 Things You Should Screen Your Top Healthcare Talent For

Thorough background screening is a critical component of any successful healthcare talent acquisition program. It helps recruiting professionals and hiring managers develop complete pictures of candidates, and it keeps the organization in compliance with federal and state regulations. Healthcare employees must not only abide by regulations that apply to all employers—for example, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)—but also those that apply specifically to healthcare, including regulations set by bodies such as Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission.
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Background Screening

Should a Background Check Be Based on Job Type?

An organization can have many different job types. For example, a hospital has executives, office and administrative staff, doctors, nurses, technicians, and volunteers. They may have one employer in common, but do they all need the same kind of background check? No, they don’t. Because of the nature of their roles, a background screening for a nurse who has regular access to medications and patients, for example, would be different from a background check for a hospital custodian.
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Background Screening

7 Factors That May Indicate Your Healthcare Background Check Process Isn’t Compliant

Background check compliance is highly important, in large part because of the penalties organizations can incur for noncompliance. Conducting background checks that aren’t compliant can have a range of negative implications for an organization, including reputational risk and hefty fines. For healthcare organizations, there are additional risks associated with falling out of compliance with background checks, including injury to patients, possible loss of accreditation, and even the clawback of Medicare or Medicaid payments.
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Hiring

5 Reasons to Conduct a SSN Trace Report

Since they were first created in 1936, more than 450 million social security numbers (SSNs) have been issued to US citizens and permanent residents. SSNs are primarily used for identification and taxpaying services. Without a SSN, you can’t obtain credit, receive government services, or buy a home. The SSN is essential to everyday life. However, what many may not know is that the SSN is also a historical record that aids employers during the hiring process. It is a useful tool that delivers essential information about candidates during a background check. 
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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 Read More

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...

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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...

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