Reap Benefits Beyond the Call of Duty by Hiring a Veteran

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On Saturday, November 11, America will once again celebrate Veterans Day. Many of us will pay a visit to a nearby veterans hospital, bringing comfort and brightening the day for elderly and injured servicemen and women. And many of us will show our appreciation by laying flowers on the graves of those who bravely sacrificed their very lives to defend our nation.

There’s something else you may also want to do this year: Hire a veteran. Here’s a brief look at the wealth of advantages they can contribute to your organization.

How to Attract Millennial Employees with Non-Monetary Benefits

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Millennials are an important and valuable part of the workforce; in fact, they’re taking over the workplace. Based on data from Pew Research Center, more than one-in-three American workers are Millennials, and in 2015 they surpassed Generation X to become the largest segment of the American workforce.

Since Millennials have different attitudes towards work, as we discuss below, the challenge for companies and hiring professionals is how to attract and retain them. Monetary compensation and other expensive benefits aren’t necessarily the answer, but opportunities for growth, purpose-building and more could be.

Use these five tips to attract Millennials to your company and retain the ones you have.

Best Practices for Social Media Use in Recruiting and Hiring [Infographic]

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During the ten years HireRight has conducted its annual Benchmark Reports, social media became not only a communication phenomenon but a useful tool in sourcing talent.

And as we found in our recently-published 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report, surveying thousands of HR professionals, it’s become virtually indispensable for recruiters, hiring managers as well as job candidates.

Take a look at HireRight’s “Best Practices Using Social Media in Recruiting and Hiring” for useful tips to use social media properly and effectively.

Keeping Our Children Safe: The Vital Need to Conduct and Enforce Background Checks for School Bus Drivers

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Commercial truck drivers who deliver vital commodities across the United States must pass thorough background checks and meet stringent safety regulations.

Yet a recent CBS News investigation revealed that many school bus drivers – the people charged with protecting the safety of children on the road to and from schools and summer camps – are not held to the same exacting standards. And the results of such leniency have occasionally proven catastrophic.

According to the article, there are approximately 22,000 bus crashes a year, leaving thousands of students injured. And on average, at least once a week a school bus driver is arrested for driving under the influence, child pornography, or even sexual assault.