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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 […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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Security of Patient Data Survey Reveals Due Diligence is Spotty for Third Party Vendors

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by Brian Lapidus, Senior VP of Strategic Partnerships, Kroll Advisory Solutions Just weeks after the launch of the 2012 HIMSS Analytics Report: Security of Patient Data, the third installment of a survey Kroll Advisory Solutions conducts bi-annually of healthcare provider facilities in the United States, I remain amazed at the data that we learned from […]

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Key Background Screening Trends Revealed in 2012 Benchmarking Report

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Although unemployment remains high, employers are optimistic about improvements in hiring in 2012, but report that finding, developing and retaining quality talent is a challenge, according to the HireRight 2012 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, a survey and study of employment background checking, drug and health screening, and employment eligibility verification programs. According to the Benchmarking […]

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[Infographic] Who is the Contingent Workforce?

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Chances are, if you do not employ a contingent worker at your organization, you may soon. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of temporary workers in the workforce has increased by 29 percent since September 2009. During that same period, private jobs grew by less than one percent. […]