1. Two businesswomen consulting with each other in front of a computer.

    For the New Year, Tackle These Company Culture Questions

    In recent years, the concept of company culture has come to the forefront of how businesses are conducting themselves. You might not realize it, but everything you do influences your company’s personal and professional culture in some way, shape, or form. This is a subject that is perfect for tack…Read More

  2. Misty image of people by the water, with one appearing faded as if a ghost.

    “Ghosting” in the Marijuana Industry

    Ask any employer, and even many employees, and they'll tell you: “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 aga…Read More

  3. Pine trees covered in snow.

    Why Christmas Vacation’s Cousin Eddie Wouldn’t Get the Job

    There's certainly a lot to love about Chevy Chase's tour de force known as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. For many families across the nation and even around the world, it has become one of the most beloved holiday movies of all time. And what’s not to love? The movie has family outings,…Read More

  4. December is the Perfect Time to Organize Your Hiring Practices

    As another year comes to a close, many of us are enjoying the holidays, prepping for an influx of last-minute shoppers, and just enjoying this festive season. But, as a business, you still have plenty of behind-the-scenes tasks that must be done, especially if you want to start the new year off righ…Read More

  5. The Marijuana Industry Needs Background Screening Too

    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. Unlike many other more established (and less controversial) indus…Read More

  6. Faulty Background Check Procedures Continue to Spark FCRA Lawsuits

    A rash of claims are continuing to pile up against employers who have violated the regulations outlined in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FCRA laws must be followed to the letter when using background screening reports for employment purposes (and especially when obtained through …Read More

  7. How to Choose the Right Certified Background Check Company

    As a Human Resources Coordinator who’s already evaluated your company’s needs, reviewed the budget, and sought out a number of quotes and proposals, you’re faced with a decision: Which background screening company will you choose to move ahead with your hiring process? We realize you don’t…Read More

  8. Building Proper Background Check Policies and Procedures

    Any background screening companies (see also Consumer Reporting Agency, or CRA) worth their salt will have quality assurance measures in place to protect their clients. Perhaps the most important rule in the background screening industry is: once employers see the report, it can’t be unseen. W…Read More

  9. FAQ Series: Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Notifications

    When and why are Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Letters appropriate to use? Pre-Adverse Action and Adverse Action Notifications are the result of negative information being found on a pre-employment background screening or a pre-employment credit check. The FCRA requires that in the event of negativ…Read More

  10. Searching Public Criminal Records?

    Danger can be lurking anywhere amongst us, and we very possibly, and probably won't know it. It's frightening to think about. Unfortunately, there are so many undesireables walking in our midst these days, you cannot be too careful. That is not to say that we need to be paranoid on a daily basis. So…Read More

  11. Best Techniques to Handle Holidays and Vacation Time

    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 definitel…Read More