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The Evolving Practice of Social Media Background Screening

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Even with unemployment rates in the United States hovering around 8 percent, employers are still challenged by talent acquisition. In its 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, HireRight reports that finding, hiring and retaining talent remains employers’ top business challenge – a continued trend over the last several years. With this in mind, it’s no wonder […]


5 Ways Background Screening Providers Help Small Businesses

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As an increasing number of small businesses implement employment background screening, there are several important factors to consider when determining whether to conduct background checks in-house or to utilize an on-demand provider. Determining who conducts your background checks can be a critical factor in the effectiveness of your program. While there may seem to be […]


Controlling Applicant Satisfaction

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Your background screening provider can do a lot to create a positive experience for applicants, but the most important aspect of satisfaction is expectation setting and preparation. Do you have a formal and measurable process for preparing your applicants for their background screen? If not, you can greatly help your employment brand by this simple addition to your recruiting program.

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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 […]


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” […]


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 […]