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    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

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    “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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. The 3 Major Outcomes of EEOC Pre-Employment Screening Violations

    Liability abounds in the background screening industry — with plenty of grey areas, pitfalls, and consequences awaiting those companies unlucky enough to be unprepared when the time comes. Both Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) and their clients are vulnerable to scrutiny. Case in point: as det…Read More

  8. Case Study: HOA Skips Background Check Procedure

    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 …Read More