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How to Compare Background Screening Services and Quotes

Not all background screening companies provide the same products or offer the same value in exchange for quoted services. Whereas some companies offer an online-only interface, other companies act as an advisor and partner, helping clients navigate compliance risks and run a background screening program that works seamlessly alongside other talent management activities.
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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 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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What Should Be Included in a Health Science Profession Student Background Check?

Students participating in clinical rotation or residency programs typically need to undergo background checks beforehand. It’s a matter of safety; students pursuing health science professions are not regular employees, but they have access to patients, medications, and confidential information. As a result, clinical sites want to be sure those students do not pose a risk to others.
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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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Healthcare

Healthcare Credentialing: Your Background Screening Check-up

Understanding candidate credentials is a core part of a complete healthcare background check. It helps you understand the capabilities of individuals who may join your workforce.
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Hiring

Hiring Remote Employees: How to Run a Background Check in a WFH World

As states went into lockdown in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations sent employees to work from home (WFH). Though the number of people working from home may fall with the introduction of a vaccine, the trend toward more remote work arrangements isn’t likely to go away.
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Questions You Should Ask in a Background Check RFP Request to Find the Best Partner

The request for proposal (RFP) process can be a great way to understand the product and service offerings of different companies. Distributing a consistent set of questions and requirements to prospective providers through the RFP process is your chance to be in the driver’s seat and choose the partner best suited to your organization’s needs. 
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Challenging the Notion of Value-Bundling Your Background Screening Services

Background screening is an essential part of your hiring process, and you need to derive maximum value in exchange for your investment. Though value-bundling may seem like a great way to get better value for your background screening dollar, it can actually increase your hiring risk rather than help you manage it.
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7 Questions to Ask Your Current Background Screening Provider

You need high-quality background checks to help your organization stay in compliance and minimize hiring risks. But if your background screening provider doesn’t use the most accurate, up-to-date sources of information, or if they prioritize speed over quality, the risks increase. As a result, you could unwittingly make a bad hire and bring harm to your organization in the form of fines, lawsuits, and reputational loss.
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VerifyStudents

5 Tips to Keep Your Health Science Students on Track and Compliant with Their Immunizations

Students pursuing healthcare careers rely on your support to help them meet immunization requirements for clinical rotation and residency programs. To pave the way for students to meet requirements on time, you need an immunization tracking program designed for maximum compliance and efficiency.
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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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