"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

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

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, job hunting, Job Hunting 2018, Hiring, resume, disabled, disability

Small Businesses Need Background Checks, Too

by NationSearch Information on November 8, 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: background screening services, Background Check, small business, Hiring, hiring mistakes

Want a Better Position in 2018? Here’s How to Succeed!

by NationSearch Information on May 22, 2018

Every year, millions of workers say to themselves, “This is the year when I get a new job.” It’s certainly a commendable resolution to make, but it’s one that’s also difficult to follow through on. After all, transitioning to a new place of employment can be time-consuming, stressful, and more than a little intimidating.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to help improve your chances of landing a new job in 2018 and make the process easier on you. Whether you’re planning to go for a new position with your current employer or starting anew with a different company, here are a few strategies that you can implement:

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

Benefits Your Company Can Expect from Background Screening

by NationSearch Information on May 25, 2018

Hiring any person, no matter their background or experience, is a risky venture for your business. Time and time again, we hear about situations where the wrong type of employee has been hired by a company and it ends badly. You're never going to stop all of the bad eggs from sneaking in, but what you can do is take appropriate measures that will decrease the likelihood of hiring an unethical, or just plain dangerous, employee.

This is exactly why background checks have increased in both intensity and popularity in recent years. Responsible businesses understand that looking into a potential employee's background is essential for the safety of the company's existing employees, current and potential customers, and anyone else who interacts with the business. To put a finer point on it, let's take a look at a few of the benefits that your company can expect from background screening.

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

How to Land a New Job After Being Fired (part 2 of 2)

by NationSearch Information on May 25, 2018

It’s no fun to be fired from a job. In addition to the financial constraint caused by the loss of salary, being released from employment can cause a high level of undue stress and self-doubt. Whether you intentionally broke a company policy or simply failed to perform certain duties, the hardest part about being fired is knowing what to do next. A big part of this, of course, is finding your next job.

While being fired is a stressful time for anyone, take solace in knowing that your life is not over. You just need to brush yourself off and get back into the workforce. How do you find a new job after you've been fired? That's exactly what we are here to answer, to give you tips that will help you land new employment after you've been let go. We started last week with four different tips to get you started. If you missed that blog, you can click here and read it right now. Then, return to this second part to enjoy our final four tips.

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Topics: hiring process, job hunting, background screening services, personal branding, Job Hunting 2018, Hiring, resume, fired

How to Land a New Job After Being Fired (part 1 of 2)

by NationSearch Information on May 25, 2018

Being fired from a job is simply a fact of life. Millions of people have been fired over the years, and it absolutely doesn't mean that he or she is a bad worker or someone who can't be trusted. There are often extenuating circumstances that lead to the firing. In many cases, it simply boils down to personalities that don't match and/or butting heads with someone in a position of power who has the ability to let you go. 

This, of course, can become a big problem when you start searching for a new job. Despite the realities of being fired, a potential hiring manager or interviewer will have a tendency to view this type of situation in a negative light. So, what can you do? In this two-part blog series, we will provide you with several tips to help you land a new job after being fired from an old one.

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Topics: hiring process, job hunting, background screening services, personal branding, Job Hunting 2018, Hiring, resume

Hiring Process Collecting Dust? Let’s Fix That!

by NationSearch Information on February 21, 2018

There’s a good chance that your company’s hiring process has been utilized more times than you can count. Or perhaps it’s rare for you to hire a new employee, so you go months without getting any practice. In either case, it’s possible that your hiring process has grown a little stale. 

Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us, and it’s an easy fix. Simply follow these strategic steps, and your hiring process will be refreshed for 2018:

 

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process