Tips to Help You Manage Seasonal Hires

by NationSearch Information on November 15, 2018

The holidays have arrived, which means that millions of people will soon be piling into brick-and-mortar stores, while at the same time millions more will push online networks to the brink of their capabilities. No matter how big or how small your business may be, we bet you're doing something to take advantage of the situation.


With this added influx of customers, there's a very good chance that you'll need some extra help to take on the workload over the holidays. If that’s the case, here are some tips to help you manage your seasonal employees through this often chaotic (yet wonderful) time of the year:

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Topics: seasonal hires, how to manage seasonal hires

Giving Offenders a Second Chance

by NationSearch Information on October 30, 2018

A central role of any business owner or hiring manager is to always consider the safety of your employees, especially when bringing on someone new. This is why millions of businesses conduct background checks for criminal records so they have a more holistic understanding of the person they’re considering hiring.

 

But, should a person's criminal record be a reason for not hiring them every single time? We have provided several case studies on our site to illustrate what could happen if you don't do your due diligence, but we also believe in giving someone a second chance. You simply need to know where your business is willing to draw the line.

 

To help you out a bit, here are some questions to either ask yourself or the potential employee when something shows up on their criminal background check.

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Topics: criminal offender

Drug and Alcohol Verification in the Transportation Industry

by NationSearch Information on November 8, 2018

Whether on or off the clock, not only can the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs by your employees be detrimental to the business as a whole, but could also endanger the safety of other employees, your business’ customers, and the general public.

 

This is especially true if your business is in the transportation industry. The last thing you want is for an employee’s ability to drive a company vehicle to be impaired by a mind-altering substance. Therefore, we thought it’d be a good idea to go over a few simple reasons why enlisting the assistance of a seasoned background search company for driver employment and drug/alcohol incident reporting is not only a good idea but is an absolute must in the transportation industry.

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Topics: drug verification transportation industry, alcohol verification transportation industry, drug and alcohol verification

Employment Projections in Key Industries

by NationSearch Information on October 18, 2018

While unemployment has been dropping steadily over the past several years, millions of Americans are still concerned over the future outlook of certain industries and positions. Many of them wonder if they should stay on course with their current career goals, or perhaps deviate a bit from their plans and attempt to jump over into a more exciting industry that is also a safer bet in the long run. And, of course, we can’t forget the young men and women who are working hard on their education and trying to figure out what their own path to success should look like.

 

To that end, let’s take a look at a handful of key industries that many of you may want to consider going into as a way to ensure a productive and lucrative path to career success.

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Topics: hiring process, marijuana industry, healthcare industry, construction industry

Avoiding Bias Throughout the Hiring Process

by NationSearch Information on November 5, 2018

As a business owner or hiring manager, one of the most important aspects of your job when bringing new employees into the fold is to avoid bias at all times. Not only is it ethically wrong to show bias against a certain group or a particular person, doing so can put you in some legal hot water.

 

This responsibility extends to all aspects of the hiring process, including information that you find out on a resume, during the interview process, and even in a background search. Let's take a look at what you might find in each of these three areas of the hiring process and briefly discuss the types of bias that you may need to avoid.

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Topics: hiring bias, hiring process, avoid hiring bias

Does Your Recruitment Need a Tune-Up?

by NationSearch Information on September 27, 2018

With all the potential employees out there who are scrambling to find a new job, recruitment seems like it would be the easiest thing in the world. Unfortunately, many businesses are a bit lax when it comes to finding solid employees, and they tend to leave a chunk of the burden on those applicants searching for a position in the first place.

There's no time like the present to improve your recruitment tactics so that your company's hiring manager or owner can find better employees in the future. Therefore, we have compiled a few tips that will help you get the most out of your hiring efforts.

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Topics: recruitment tactics

Ten Tips to Get Hired Despite a Gap in Employment (Part 2 of 2)

by NationSearch Information on September 20, 2018

Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of ups and downs in the economy that have caused unemployment gaps to occur, often for extended periods of time. Some people have also caused these gaps themselves by going back to school to further their education or gain workable skills that make them more attractive to prospective employers.

The problem is that when a potential employer sees one of these unemployment gaps on your resume, it often sends up a red flag. How can you counteract this negative feeling? We’ve compiled a list of ten tips that will help you make the best of this situation. We started with the first set of five tips in our last blog, and now we’re going to wrap things up.

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Topics: employment gap, how to get hired

10 Tips to Get Hired Despite a Gap in Your Employment (part 1 of 2)

by NationSearch Information on September 17, 2018

The economy has been chugging along at a steady pace over the past several years, and finding employment has become easier for many job seekers. However, there are still times when there may be gaps in a job applicant's employment history.

Whether this is due to the loss of a job, an opportunity to make money through freelancing and alternative sources, or the decision to go back to school, this can often be seen as a negative by prospective employers. So, what can you do to counteract this and make a potential employer comfortable in hiring you? We’re going to explore this in a two-part blog and here are the first set of tips:

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Topics: employment gap, how to get hired

Why Tom Cruise's Characters Would Be Terrible Hiring Managers

by NationSearch Information on September 14, 2018

It's no secret that Tom Cruise is one of the biggest movie stars of all time. Even when he's being dogged by the media because of a less-than-perfect personal life, you can bet that he'll be back on the big screen with another memorable character like the one that just appeared in the next installment of the Mission: Impossible series, which gave him yet another chance to shine and do stunts that most of us can't even fathom.

While Cruise has played plenty of responsible characters throughout his career, there are both good and bad guys he's portrayed who would simply make terrible hiring managers in the real world. We thought it would be fun to look at a few of these characters and give our thoughts of why you would definitely choose not to accept the mission of using these characters to do your company’s hiring.

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Topics: hiring managers

Ever Wonder How Background Screeners Obtain Their Information?

by NationSearch Information on September 4, 2018

The safety of your company’s employees, customers, and associates must always be a top priority. This is why background checks that are conducted by trained, knowledgeable individuals should always be on your to-do list when hiring new employees or researching existing ones.

But, have you ever wondered how background screeners obtain the information they are able to provide to hiring managers? We thought it’d be nice to pull back the curtain a little bit and explain where and how our researchers are able to access the records necessary to help you keep your business and the people who support it safe and sound.

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Topics: background screeners