5 Traits of Effective Employee Background Screening Programs

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An effective background screening program provides many benefits for employers including maintaining compliance, improving the quality of hire and mitigating liability risks. However, many employers may unknowingly be missing these advantages by not focusing on some of the critical characteristics of a successful background screening program. By understanding the key traits of other successful background […]

3 Best Practices in Employee Background Screening for Franchises

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As a small business owner who has invested in a franchise, could your operation survive a multimillion-dollar negligent hiring verdict? Negligent hiring lawsuits seek to impose liability on an employer when a worker causes harm to a third party, such as a customer, colleague or the general public. If the employer should have “reasonably known” […]

Don’t Volunteer for Trouble: Background Check Your Volunteers

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Most businesses conduct background screening on their employees to mitigate negligent hiring risks, meet regulatory compliance and to improve the overall quality of hire. This is especially true for those organizations assisting the youth, elderly, disabled and other vulnerable populations. However, many non-profit organizations fail to background check their volunteers. Like employees, volunteers may have […]

How Background Screening Helps Overcome 4 Common Business Challenges

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, employers are beginning to shift their focus from cost-cutting to growth. During the recession, many employers’ primary focus was on cost reduction and containment. Now that optimism is improving, employers are looking for ways to achieve growth and strategic advantage. What many employers may not realize […]

3 Best Practices to Help Prevent Workplace Violence

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A single workplace violence incident can have a devastating impact on the victim(s) as well as his or her employer. The side effects can linger long after the incident, and can have a wide-ranging impact on the employer and its bottom line. Therefore, it is critical that employers take steps to help prevent the occurrence of […]