Considering “Do-It-Yourself” Online Background Checks?

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As businesses become comfortable using the Internet to handle a variety of support functions, a surprising number and diverse sorts of “Do-It-Yourself” services have become available, including “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) online background checks.

While seemingly simple and affordable, such services present potential risks that could pose a threat to a businesses’ brand.

Here’s a brief list of considerations that could serve as a litmus test as to whether a DIY background check service or a more-conventional Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) is the best choice for you.

Could a Job Candidate with a Criminal Record Turn out to Be Your Best Employee?

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What if you found that hiring a former felon could be a good thing for your company?

Or that it could even turn out to a great thing, with such a person actually outperforming other employees with “clean” records?

In light of a recent study from Harvard and Amherst universities indicating that doing so may actually be a wise decision for a number of reasons, it’s a notion worth deliberation.

Why Even Ask? 4 Interview Questions You Should Retire

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It’s easy and convenient to continue asking job candidates interview questions you’ve used in the past.

However – are you starting to hear the same answers from multiple candidates, or find the answers aren’t helpful to you in separating the best from the rest?

If so, you might consider these alternatives that we’ll in this blog article.

4 Cool Benefits of Using Video for Initial Interviews

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Phone or in-person interviews for first-time meetings with job candidates are just so 20th Century.

Today, it’s just as easy – and may be quite a bit better for you, your company, and the candidate – to use video for the initial interview.

Consider: It will take the same amount of time as a face-to-face or voice-only meeting, but using Skype or Facetime for the initial interview offers a number of significant benefits to HR professionals.