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The 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Background Checking Program

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While the benefits of background screening are usually clear to employers, the practice has been considered by some job seekers, particularly those with less-than-perfect histories, as a barrier to gainful employment, especially in an economy with strong unemployment rates. This has led to what seems to be an increase in litigation surrounding employment background checks, […]

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5 Tips to Address the Challenges of Seasonal Hiring

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Organizations that depend on seasonal hiring to help address fluctuations in their business cycles are likely used to fighting the inherent challenges that come with finding new employees at certain times during the year. Compressed timeframes, high-pressure environments, and a lack of support are just some of the issues with which you must grapple as […]

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3 Theories that May Explain the Persistent Talent Gap

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Even in the face of a slowly recovering global economy and healthy unemployment numbers, employers are still struggling to find, hire, and retain quality talent. Organizations may be seeking to better understand the causes of this so-called “talent gap”, as these insights may help them address this challenge and subsequently bring in the best people […]

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Employers Focused on the Candidate Experience and Time to Hire, New Report Finds

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Employers responding to HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report survey reported that speed remains a central challenge for them in their background screening programs. With organizations still struggling with talent acquisition and retention, more are focusing on the applicant experience as one avenue to help ensure the next great candidate becomes the next great employee. […]

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Employers Continue to be Tentative About the Role of Social Media in their Hiring Process

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The topic of social media remains top-of-mind for many employers. As adoption rates of social media continue to cross generational boundaries and new sites emerge, employers are struggling to remain ahead of the curve and better define how their organizations use social media. In an era where social media increasingly influences, and in some instances, […]