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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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Risk

Education Verification: How to Identify Diploma Mills on a Resume

It is no secret that education is critically important in a wide range of careers. Some roles require a bachelor’s degree or some kind of vocational certificate, and other careers, such as those in healthcare, require advanced degrees and specific medical licenses. Education not only teaches the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are essential in any career, but it also provides the foundational knowledge and domain-specific insights that help prepare individuals for work in a given field.
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Legislation

Spring Training: How the Legalization of Marijuana has Impacted Drug Screening in Baseball (and your industry)

One of the key trends affecting hiring practices in 2020 is the continued legalization of marijuana across states and municipalities. No longer considered universally forbidden, marijuana in its different forms has become a commonly used substance for many. Despite the fact that, technically, marijuana is still considered an illegal substance by the US Controlled Substances Act, 33 states have legalized marijuana use for medicinal or recreational use or both.
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Candidate Experience

HR Technology: Artificial Intelligence vs. Automation vs. the Human Component

As in other business areas, technology improves the efficiency of key HR processes and programs. Relatively new technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) can improve candidate communication through chatbots that answer questions, schedule interviews, and ask qualifying screening questions. Another technology, automation, which can be found virtually everywhere, can transform just about any manual process. Among other capabilities, automation eliminates the use of paper forms—in hiring, onboarding, benefits enrollment, and more—and facilitates e-signatures of online documents. Automation, AI, and other HR technology save time for HR teams, allowing them to focus on the work that only people can do, such as making face-to-face connections, leading others, or assessing candidate communication skills. 
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Candidate Experience

7 Ways to Build a Hiring Process Focused on the Candidate Experience

Candidate experience, which includes all the touchpoints a candidate has with the organization, can sway candidate actions to the benefit or detriment of an organization. In fact, in one study, 67 percent of people said that the application, interview, or offer process would make or break their decision about whether to take a job. At a time when unemployment is low and job opportunities are plentiful, organizations can compete for talent more successfully by offering a more positive candidate experience. 
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Hiring

6 Ways to Modernize Your Hiring Process with Technology

Technology has already changed the way companies recruit, transforming the job posting and application process and providing more options for how companies and candidates engage. The power of technology isn’t just about the capabilities of hardware and software; technology really comes alive when it is combined with human judgment, analysis, and creativity. 
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Background Screening

The Types of Fingerprinting Services and Which Is Right for You

Fingerprinting has long been a reliable way to identify individuals and collect their background information. In fact, whereas a name or an address can be common among two or more people and can change over time, a person’s fingerprint is unique and lasting, and can therefore provide additional insights into a person’s criminal past.
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Clinical Rotation Management: What to Include in a Healthcare Background Check

Students participating in clinical rotations must typically go through the same background screening process as full-time hires. Background checks not only protect the students who are visiting clinical si...

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How COVID-19 is Impacting Immunization Requirements in Healthcare Education

COVID-19 has changed the healthcare landscape for medical students in clinical and residency programs with new protocols for health and safety, including guidelines for COVID-19 testing. Read More

Top 10 Background Check and Healthcare Compliance Issues and How to Navigate Them

Healthcare background checks allow you to maintain quality patient care by protecting the workplace from high-risk hires. However, to achieve effective background screening, you’ll need a robust screening ...

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