"Ghosting" in the Marijuana Industry

by NationSearch Information on November 30, 2018

Ask any employer and even many employees and they'll tell you that “ghosting” is one of the most annoying things that can occur in business. We're sure you're aware of this term, but if not, this is when an employee simply stops showing up to work with no notification and then never comes back again.

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Topics: small business, Helpful HR Resources, seasonal hires, marijuana industry, Hiring

Best Techniques to Handle Holidays and Vacation Time

by NationSearch Information on November 20, 2018

Holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of family and friends. They're also a fantastic excuse to go on that long-awaited vacation that you've been dreaming about or to simply take a few days off to relax and enjoy yourself. After all, you’ve worked hard all year long and have definitely earned some R&R!

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Topics: small business, Helpful HR Resources, Holiday Time

58% of Applicants Lie on Their Resumes, and You Don’t Know Who They Are

by Andrew Dose on November 9, 2017

While we’re all wary of certain people and situations (e.g. when we’re buying a used car or considering a shiny new “Rolex” on a card table on 42nd Street) we’d like to think that reviewing job applications and resumes in preparation for hiring a new team member isn’t one of those times. After all, we’re all professionals here, aren’t we? Can’t we trust that an applicant’s personal and professional history are the truth?

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Helpful HR Resources, Original Features

Lawsuit Alert: Federal Background Check Procedures Cannot Be Neglected

by Kayla Rasmussen on January 22, 2018

Lately, we’ve been seeing a myriad of class action lawsuits plaguing businesses around the country for failure to comply with federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) guidelines. Among other key violations, employers are neglecting to notify their applicants when a background check results in denial of employment due to adverse information returned in the report.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Helpful HR Resources

The Marijuana Industry Needs Background Screening Too

by Brenda Lund on December 5, 2018

With over 122,000 full-time positions supported in 29 states — and more being added every day — the need for consistent, high-quality background screening is obvious in the burgeoning medical and recreational marijuana industry.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Original Features, Helpful HR Resources, Marijuana Industry Background Screening, Marijuana Industry Background Services

Case Study: HOA Skips Background Check Procedure

by Brenda Lund on January 19, 2018

When people’s lives are at stake, it always pays to be safe instead of sorry.

The following nightmare scenario is what can happen when organizations choose to skip the background check. As a prerequisite to hiring contractors (or any vendors for that matter), HOAs (Homeowner Associations) have an important responsibility to obtain proof that comprehensive background checks are completed on employees involved in these types of projects. Horrific circumstances such as these can and must be avoided at all costs, and there’s no excuse for negligence: all it takes is a simple act of due diligence to guard against the unthinkable.

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Topics: Helpful HR Resources

Don't Sacrifice a Comprehensive Background Check for a Cheaper Price

by Andrew Dose on January 19, 2018

Running a successful business is often a juggling act. You need to keep a lot of balls in the air, including vital elements like profit and workforce development. While you need to be careful not to overspend, you also can’t afford to scrimp on the important stuff.

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Topics: Helpful HR Resources

4 Tips for Streamlining the Background Screening Process for Your Company

by Brenda Lund on November 9, 2017

From the outside looking in, the standard hiring process appears pretty simple and straightforward:

  1. Post a job opening
  2. Collect applications
  3. Schedule and carry out interviews
  4. Compare the results
  5. Make an offer

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Topics: Helpful HR Resources

How Does the Updated I-9 Form Impact Your Hiring Process?

by Andrew Dose on December 1, 2017

As an HR professional, you’re likely already aware of the updated I-9 form made mandatory on January 22, 2017. It’s been a few months, however, so here’s a quick recap in case it’s slipped your mind:

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced in November 2016, that an updated Employment Eligibility Verification form (aka the I-9 form) would become mandatory as of January 22, 2017.

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Topics: Helpful HR Resources

5 Steps to Improving Your Employee Onboarding Process

by Andrew Dose on May 17, 2017

A survey conducted by LinkedIn in 2015 polled 10,500 workers who had recently changed jobs. They found that a majority (59 percent) made the move to pursue better opportunities and a stronger career path.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Helpful HR Resources