Background Screening Tag

Five Ways to Reduce Risk with Your Background Screening Program

16 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Engagement, Human Resources, Legal, Metrics, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal/state and industry-specific auditing agencies.  Recently, employee/candidates have filed...

It’s a Small World: Understanding International Background Screening

05 April in Articles, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing

With modern technology linking us humans closer together, the world seems to be shrinking. This affects employers a variety of ways. The good news is they have gained access to a larger pool of job candidates since many positions are no longer bound by geography....

Does Your Company Need a Drug Testing Program?

26 March in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Well-being, Workplace

There are myriad changes occurring with workplace policies. One of which is if, when, why and how companies conduct drug testing at the time of onboarding new talent. The shortage of talent is one of the factors that is leading employers to rethink if drug...

Webinar Recap: Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating a Background Screening Policy

28 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

On February 27, 2018, Alexis Clark and Ian Bellais from Verified First led a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar on the core concepts of what a well-designed background screening looks like, and what companies need to know about the changing legal landscape for background checks. During the...

Background Screening Policy Helps You Avoid Hiring Pitfalls

22 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

Background screening has become almost universally adopted, and according to the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), more than nine out of 10 companies screen candidates. This rising trend exists for good reason. Failing to make safe hiring decisions not only puts people at risk but...

Four Benefits to Integrating Background Screenings with Recruiting Software

26 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

To mitigate risk and protect a company’s core assets, background screenings have become a ubiquitous part of the hiring process. However, outsourcing these screenings can be time-consuming for both your staff and candidates, delaying the time it takes to fill open positions. Because shortening time-to-hire...