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.

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.

10 Steps to Improve the Candidate Experience and Become the World’s Leading Brand*

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After a long and arduous interview process, you’ve found a great candidate. And now you’ve scheduled your star candidate’s background check.

Now don’t tell anyone, but it’s at this critical moment in the hiring progression that you can dramatically improve your business’s already-stellar reputation and accelerate your on-boarding process by helping the candidate prepare for their background check.

And it’ll take just a few moments of your time.

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.