Why Hiring Slowly is Better for Business

by NationSearch Information on July 16, 2018

When it’s time to hire a new employee for your company, your first inclination is probably to rush out and fill the position as fast as is humanly possible. After all, the more time you take to hire someone, the harder other employees are being forced to work, not to mention the money you could be losing as well.

However, rushing to find a new employee (or multiple ones) in a short period of time can be a huge mistake. Yes, you should begin the process of finding applicants right away, but hiring slowly is typically better for business. Here’s why:

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Topics: hiring slowly

5 Steps to Hiring a New Employee

by NationSearch Information on June 28, 2018

With so many people looking for work these days, you'd think that hiring a new employee would be the easiest thing in the world. The truth is, finding an employee who would be a good fit can be difficult, not only with the position you're trying to fill, but with your company as a whole.

By trying to rush through the process - or by lacking a game plan for hiring in the first place - many businesses find that their hiring processes turn up the wrong candidates or even fail altogether. It can cost up to 33% of an employee’s salary to replace him or her, so if you’re not being deliberate about your hiring choices, it could really cost you. That’s why for today’s discussion, we’re going to be looking at a five-step plan that any business can follow to ensure that their hiring process is both simple and effective. Let's begin:

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Topics: hiring a new employee

5 TV Characters Who Would Never Pass a Background Check

by NationSearch Information on July 2, 2018

Background checks keep your employees and clients safe, which makes screening an essential part of doing business. You can verify education and employment, run criminal records, and check for past drug problems to ensure that you know exactly the type of person you’re hiring for any given position at your company.

Although this is a serious subject, we thought it’d be fun to take a more relaxed approach today. So, we’ve put together a list of five TV characters who would never pass a background check. While these may be absurd versions of men and women you might find across the table from your hiring manager, they still can teach us a great lesson about the importance of background screening.

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Topics: Background Check, tv characters

Lost in a Sea of Applicants? These Tips Will Help Your Resume Stand Out

by NationSearch Information on June 21, 2018

Writing a strong resume can be a headache-inducing endeavor, but it’s also something that no job applicant can skip if he or she is serious about landing that primo job opportunity. There is a virtual sea of applicants in the job pool at any given time, and you need something that will help you stand out in such a large crowd. We’ve compiled a few tips here that will help give you a leg up against your competition. 

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Topics: resume, resume tips

What Is "Ban the Box"… and How Does Colorado Feel About It?

by NationSearch Information on June 13, 2018

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately - and maybe even if you haven’t - there’s a good chance you’ve heard of something called “Ban the Box.” This is directly related to what NationSearch does for many of its clients, so we thought it would be a good topic to discuss.

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Topics: Hiring, Background Check, background screening services, ban the box

6 Ways for Job Hunters to Set Themselves Up for Success

by NationSearch Information on June 6, 2018

Job hunting is serious business, but the unfortunate truth is that many people set themselves up for failure right from the get-go. Whether it’s due to the amount of competition they’re up against, insecurity of their own skills and abilities, or another reason, they lack the overall confidence that is absolutely needed when searching for a new job. We’d like to help curtail some of these issues, so here are six ways for you to set yourself up for success.

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Topics: hiring process, Hiring, Job Hunting 2018, Background Check, job hunting, background screening services, job hunters

Important Tips When Job Seeking with a Disability

by NationSearch Information on May 30, 2018

Having a disability should never hold you back from achieving your goals, but attempting to find gainful employment can sometimes pose unique challenges. There are laws against discrimination, of course, but those laws provide very little comfort to disabled job seekers who are hitting the pavement with disappointing results. 

There are steps you can take to make the job hunt a little easier, however, which should alleviate some of your stress. 

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Topics: hiring process, resume, Hiring, Job Hunting 2018, job hunting, disability, disabled

Hiring Seasonal Summer Employees: What You Need to Know

by NationSearch Information on May 21, 2018

With kids out of school and families going on vacation, businesses like yours are excited about the uptick in foot traffic and online purchases that so many companies enjoy  during  the summer months. This increase in business means more money in your pockets and more exposure for your company, but it also means that you may need to hire seasonal employees to accommodate the added sales and activity. 

The process of finding seasonal summer employees isn’t the most difficult thing in the world for a hiring manager to accomplish, but there are definitely some things you need to know that will ensure your success.

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Topics: hiring process, seasonal employees, Background Check, background screening services, background screening

The 411 on Running a Background Check on a Current Employee

by NationSearch Information on May 25, 2018

When you hire a new employee, the responsible thing to do is to run a series of background checks on him or her. This will clue you into any past indiscretions that may endanger your business and employees, and will enable you to check the accuracy of information that a potential employee has provided to you.

But, what happens when you choose to run a background check on an existing employee rather than a new hire? Many businesses are following this type of rescreening practice as a way to ensure safety and decrease their chances of liability. So, let’s take a look at what you need to know about running a background check on a current employee:

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Topics: Background Check, background screening services, current employee background check

Small Businesses Need Background Checks, Too

by NationSearch Information on June 5, 2018

It has become regular practice for large corporations to conduct background checks on anyone being hired for a position in their company. The same is mostly true for medium-sized businesses, though some of them make the mistake of skipping this important part of the hiring process from time to time.

Small businesses seem to have the most difficulty in consistently running background checks on their incoming employees due to the cost involved - when every dollar counts, it can be difficult to make the choice to reallocate funds to this necessary process. While background checks are an expenditure, they’re a cost that small businesses can’t afford to ignore. Here are some simple reasons why:

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Topics: hiring mistakes, Hiring, Background Check, background screening services, small business