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Recruiting

Feeling Nickeled-and-Dimed? Breaking Down Extra Background Check Fees

Employment background screening has many variables, and as a result, screening costs can vary by search type and screening provider. When budgeting for background screening, you want value for your investment without feeling like you’re being overcharged or hit with a mass of hidden fees.  By asking some key questions and working with a trusted screening partner, you can position your organization to benefit from the best of both worlds: quality screening results at a price that doesn’t leave you feeling nickeled-and-dimed.
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Candidate Experience

Women & Minorities in the Workforce: How to Practice Inclusive Hiring

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a record number of employees were sent to work from home, and many others were laid off or furloughed. Women and underrepresented minorities were hit especially hard, resulting in a drop in employment among those groups.
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Healthcare

10 Reasons Healthcare Organizations Work with Corporate Screening for Background Checks

Background checks are critical to the hiring process for any industry, because they help organizations manage hiring risk and build a safer workplace. In the healthcare industry, where employees care for ill and vulnerable patients, making a risky hire can mean the difference between life and death. As a result, high-quality and accurate background checks are absolutely essential to healthcare recruitment and talent management. 
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Candidate Experience

What Is Self-Sovereign Identity Verification and How Is It Changing Background Screening?

Modern technology has transformed background screening from a manual, time-consuming process to one offering actionable background data to support hiring and talent management decision-making. As new, more reliable background data sources become available, background screening will become even more efficient than it is today. 
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VerifyStudents

The Value of a Mobile-Friendly Student Background Screening and Immunization Compliance Solution

In our interconnected world, smartphones have become invaluable in just about every facet of life. For students in particular, mobile technology is a kind of lifeline. 
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Healthcare

6 Best Practices for OIG Exclusion Monitoring

Providing a high level of patient safety is paramount to the success of any healthcare organization, and workforce exclusion monitoring is a key vehicle for achieving it. 
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Candidate Experience

Does Blind Hiring Reduce Unconscious Bias in Your Hiring Process?

Unconscious bias in the hiring process can limit your ability to hire female candidates and candidates from underrepresented groups. Without even realizing it, recruiters and hiring managers can form opinions and judgments about candidates based on their name, address, or even the non-work activities listed on their resume. 
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Drug Screening

Go Paperless and Worry Less: A Student’s Guide to Drug Screening

Drug screening is a time-tested way of checking for evidence of illegal substances, and it’s most commonly used to determine a person’s employment eligibility. However, drug screening isn’t just for people who are applying for a job. It’s often a requirement for students who will interact with patients in a healthcare environment, too.
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Background Screening

7 Steps to Take if a Candidate Disputes Their Background Check Results

After a candidate completes the disclosure and authorization process for a pre-hire background check, you’ll soon have results to help you move the candidate through the hiring process. However, sometimes the background check results reveal information the candidate wants to dispute. 
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Background Screening

Should Arrest Records Be Part of Your Criminal Background Check?

Criminal background checks have become nearly universal among employers, and they provide critical information to help organizations manage potential hiring risks. According to a 2020 Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) study, 93 percent of employers use national criminal databases and 85 percent use state, county, or local sources for all or some candidates.
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Background Check Blog

6 Identity Verification Tips for Employment in a WFH Environment

Verifying candidate identity before hire is one of the most important steps you can take in the background screening and hiring process. After all, the threat of identity theft is real, so you need to be t...

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How Changing Marijuana Legislation is Affecting Drug Screening

Your drug screening program is an invaluable tool for helping you operate a safe and productive workplace. But as states continue to legalize marijuana, now is a good time to review your drug testing polic...

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Background Check Technology: Proprietary vs. Off-the-Shelf

When you’re considering which background screening provider is right for your organization, the technology the provider uses matters more to your screening and hiring process than you might think.

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