How Not to Beat the System

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Academic credentials are a crucial component in influencing hiring decisions in today's corporate environment. This increasing requirement for higher education has brought with it a rising number of fraudulent resumes. In a recent story, USANA Health Sciences Inc. learned just how far some applicants will go to get a job and the consequences a company […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Bad Hire

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Small businesses face the same everyday risks of employee violence, fraud and theft that larger organizations must deal with, and these risks can come with significant costs. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that hiring the wrong candidate can cost a small businesses with fewer than 100 employees roughly $190,000. Interviewing a […]

Common Hiring Mistakes Revealed in Employment Lawsuits

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Many organizations find themselves embroiled in costly employment lawsuits that could have been avoided had the proper background screening program been in place. Recent research of personnel files of plaintiffs compiled by Tiffanny Brosnan, partner at Snell & Wilmer LLP, reveals common tactics used by applicants to hide information from employers during the background check […]

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3 “Need to Knows” on Negligent Hiring

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Most of us have seen the news headlines—numerous cases of workplace violence which could have been prevented with a simple background check that would have revealed an applicant’s dangerous past. In addition to the harm caused to the victim, these incidents often result in multimillion-dollar judgments against the employer for negligent hiring, severely damage the […]

Benchmarking for Screening Success in 2010

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Management teams depend on information to support strategic and tactical decisions that affect their organizations. Increasingly, this information includes the plans and practices of peers. As your organization prepares for 2010, take a tip or two from other employers to see what they have planned for their employment screening program looking forward. A Focus on […]

Acquisitions: What You Need to Remember

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Whether looking for an increase in revenue, improved profitability, expanded market share or an expansion of new products or services, the acquisition of companies is common practice in today's fast-paced business environment. No matter how strategic or opportunistic the acquisition is intended to be, there are always concerns and potential hidden liabilities—especially concerning personnel. Cultural […]