A Brief Course in Education Verifications

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It’s best to verify all elements of a resume and job application – including those of newly-hired C-level executives.

Since many candidates have assumed that a prospective employer may not bother verifying his or her educational background, he or she may exaggerate or provide fabrications in this area.

Demonstrating due diligence by directing a background check company to thoroughly validate job candidates’ education references will keep an employer at the head of the class.

The Truth About Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

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Over the years, we’ve seen a great many questions posed by job candidates about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions and erroneous beliefs as to how ATS actually work, how they review and qualify candidates, and what benefits they provide to both the candidate and the employer.

We take a look at the some basics every job applicant should understand and then clear up some assumptions and misinformation about this very important component to the job application process.

Fingerprints – A Touchy Subject

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Is it true that just as each snowflake is different, every leaf is singular, and no one looks exactly like Steve Buscemi, every fingerprint is unique? If they’re used to solve crimes, aren’t they a completely dependable way to base a background check on a job candidate?

And today, not only crimes but smartphones, laptops and many other of our latest and most advanced devices can be secured with a fingerprint, right? Biometric technology, as it’s called, seems unbeatable since fingerprints can’t be duplicated. While you may be able to alter your visage with Photoshop and modify your voice with Audacity, fingerprints can’t be altered. We all know that. And as such, fingerprints can be relied upon as an accurate source for criminal history, correct?

In fact, the facts prove otherwise.

Hiring Managers: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

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2017 is shaping up to be a year unlike any other. The changes that may affect the way you do your job are varied and significant.

And we’re not only talking politics here; there’s a sea change in the attitudes of the job candidates you’ll be meeting, and the variety and diversity of their expectations may pose significant new challenges for you unless you know what to expect.

Don’t worry, we’ll tell you.

10 Best Practices to Improve Onboarding Programs

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The long, arduous interviewing process is done. A great candidate has passed the background check and drug test with flying colors. After interviewing a great many applicants, you’ve found a person you’re confident will make a significant contribution of value to your Fortune 1000 business. The hard part’s done. Pat yourself on the back.

But you may want to postpone the celebration, at least until onboarding is complete. The process of welcoming your new superstar into the organization is critical; in today’s job market, a poor onboarding experience may compel a new hire to quickly flee from even the most reputable employer. And a smaller, hungrier competitor may snap him or her up in a heartbeat. So it behooves you to make your new employee’s onboarding experience as smooth, welcoming and productive as possible.

Simplistic as it may sound, all that’s needed is a well-defined plan incorporating 10 simple but vital concepts.