Could a Job Candidate with a Criminal Record Turn out to Be Your Best Employee?

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What if you found that hiring a former felon could be a good thing for your company?

Or that it could even turn out to a great thing, with such a person actually outperforming other employees with “clean” records?

In light of a recent study from Harvard and Amherst universities indicating that doing so may actually be a wise decision for a number of reasons, it’s a notion worth deliberation.

A Guide To Quality (Not Just Quantity) Hires

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Employers are recognizing the increase in employee turnover and are looking for ways to not only find qualified workers, but to retain them too.

Hiring, onboarding, and training a new employee can be a costly prospect for an employer, making it worthwhile to try and keep an employee who is familiar with the job and the organization.

4 Cool Benefits of Using Video for Initial Interviews

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Phone or in-person interviews for first-time meetings with job candidates are just so 20th Century.

Today, it’s just as easy – and may be quite a bit better for you, your company, and the candidate – to use video for the initial interview.

Consider: It will take the same amount of time as a face-to-face or voice-only meeting, but using Skype or Facetime for the initial interview offers a number of significant benefits to HR professionals.

4 Best Practice Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

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Hiring great employees for your small business is one of the most effective ways to increase productivity and revenue targets.

This essentially means that you’ll be able to service and reach out to more customers – leaving you with more time to look into new products and potential markets.

In order to help with your hiring process we’ve provided you with four small business hiring best practices!

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How Long Does an Employee Background Check Take?

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If there’s one question that can make an expert in employment background checks squirm a little, it’s likely this one: How long will the background check take?

That’s because the answer is, like many things related to background checks such as cost and scope: it depends.

The reason for such a wide variation in the timeline of the check is that there is a wide variation in the specific elements that make up the background check.