Why Background Checks are a Sound Investment

There’s a considerable cost for making a bad hire, and according to the estimates of some studies, on average, bad hires cost approximately $17,000. Therefore, when most businesses conduct background checks, it’s a sound investment. Not only can background checks … Continued

What Should HR Do if a Resume Isn’t Truthful?

When you consult with most recruiters regarding the percentage of resumes crossing their desk with at least one containing untruthful information, you’ll be surprised with the results – unless you’re a recruiter, of course. Because resumes containing exaggerations and lies … Continued

Compliance Issues Rise Due to Criminal Screening Policies

When employers utilize criminal record screening, they must continue being vigilant regarding complying to relevant laws. Target, a leading retailer in the U.S., reinforces this fact in a recent settlement. Following a threated nationwide class action lawsuit, the company settled … Continued

How to Spot Lies in Job Interviews

Employers – have you ever wondered if you’ve hired a job candidate who has lied on their resume? Well, guess what: chances are you have. In HireRight’s latest Employment Screening Benchmark Report, a staggering 85 percent of hiring managers report … Continued

Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Hiring decisions that don’t turn out well can have costly implications for an organization, resulting in the loss of time, resources, and revenue. It is important to remember that recruitment is a form of investment in the future of your … Continued

Background Check Myths

Background checks and the laws surrounding them can sometimes be confusing for employers, as federal, state, and local laws may prohibit the use of certain information or require certain processes when using the information. To make sure that you understand fair … Continued

Washington Fair Chance Act

Washington State is the most recent to enact a Ban the Box law. Washington State is the most recent to enact a Ban the Box law. The Washington Fair Chance Act, signed into law on March 13th, effective as of … Continued

Ban-The-Box Laws

Find out what Ban-The-Box Laws are and how they apply to your business What is Ban-the-Box? Ban-the-box is a movement that aims to encourage employers to consider a job candidate’s qualifications first before considering their criminal record. This campaign allows … Continued