Behind the Scenes of Background and Reference Checks

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We’re often asked what goes on “behind the scenes” of a background check. What do you ask references? What do you verify when you contact the candidate’s schools? What do you verify when you check employment history?

The basics are usually pretty well understood, but some details may not be obvious and even seem mysterious.

While background checks including reference checks may vary from employer to employer, and from one background check company to another, this article examines the most commonly-requested elements.

Après Interview: When Employers Don’t Get Back to Candidates

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Peruse any job website or bulletin board focusing on jobs and one of the most frequently asked questions – and probably the greatest source of anger, discouragement and confusion in searching for a job – is why organizations don’t communicate with candidates following the interview.

Typically, recruiters and hiring managers say they’re too busy to let candidates know they didn’t get the job. And no one enjoys being the bearer of bad news.

A candidate who never hears back, particularly when he or she is told “We’ll be in touch,” may make your company famous – and not in a good way.

Letting candidates down can be done quite simply. Read on to learn more.

Hidden in Plain Sight – Protecting Your Organization from Leadership Risk

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Executives who maintain leadership positions must have the passion and creativity to be inspirational and the experience to make exceptional decisions. They must also have a reputation beyond reproach. Even the slightest error or omission in their work history, if uncovered after their hire, may be seized upon by citizen journalists who can use social […]

Check and Double-Check: Re-Screening Employees

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Much may have changed since you brought a new employee onboard and ran a background check. Has he or she run into problems that could jeopardize your business? Re-screening employees may prove to be a very valuable practice for your organization, either on a regularly-scheduled basis, when an employee is promoted, or conducted randomly. Hopefully you won’t be unpleasantly surprised when an employee is rescreened, which will validate your peace of mind and faith in that employee.

But problems may have arisen since his or her initial background check. Re-screening is a prudent and reliable best-practice procedure to ensure your employees are still the best people for the job. HireRight offers industry-leading re-screening to meet your organization’s needs. Take a look at this brief article and contact HireRight today to initiate your re-screening program.

The Shift in U.S. Immigration and What It Could Mean for Your Background Check Program

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Immigration is one of the hottest topics in America today. But times have changed and so have trends in hiring new arrivals to our shores.

Such a sea change may have a significant bearing on your company’s policies in hiring, particularly as it pertains to background checks on candidates who have lived, worked or gone to school overseas.

Here’s a look at how recent shifts in U.S. immigration may affect your hiring practices, and some suggestions to ensure your background check policy is keeping pace to ensure you’re hiring the best candidates for your organization.