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While Technology Can Help You Source Candidates, It Still Pays to do a Thorough Background Check

Technology is a wonderful tool for sourcing your candidates. Time-consuming manual tasks are now being done by recruitment automation software, which can take your job requirements and find resumes to match them. The work of grading, ranking, and shortlisting are being accomplished automatically, and the entire process is now much faster. The same technology that […]

Three Tips for Finding the Best Buffalo, NY Drug Testing & Screening Partner

No matter what size company you have, choosing the right partner for your drug testing and screening in Buffalo, NY is critical to your hiring process. Here are three tips for finding one that meets your needs, offers the services you want, and is trustworthy! Check their Credentials Some background-check companies offer screening services but […]

When Hiring a Contract Employee through the Gig Economy Should You Still Conduct a Thorough Background Check?

Surveys indicate that over three million temporary and contract employees work for staffing companies during an average week. And about 38% of millennials are doing some kind of freelance work. The gig economy is growing and enticing other generations to join it. There is a lot of good news in these statistics. These freelance workers […]

Data Shows Employers Want Tech-Savvy Candidates for Non-Technical Roles

A word of caution to anyone considering an educational path that traditionally has not required technical skills: Many employers have begun to demand those skills for even the most non-technical jobs, and candidates who thought those skill-sets were reserved for the IT people will face daunting competition from those who have acquired computer-science training. According […]

Evaluating the Cost of Making the Wrong Hire in Buffalo, NY

It’s hard to put an exact figure on the cost of firing the wrong candidate in Buffalo, NY. Recent surveys conducted among hiring managers and HR professionals across the country indicate that companies are losing between $15,000 and $17,000 on each bad hire. Whatever that actual figure turns out to be, everyone in the hiring […]

Mitigating Hiring Risk: After Interviewing a Candidate, What 3 Steps Should you take?

You have just finished an interview with a candidate who seems perfect for the position. The individual had obviously researched the company and practiced answers to the typical interview questions, so they arrived well-prepared. Their resume and cover letter indicated that they had the necessary skills and experience to fill the job. And they made […]

Examining the Hiring Outlook for Buffalo, NY in 2018

If you are one of 1.1 million residents located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, no one needs to tell you it’s a great place to live and work.  Despite an average annual snowfall of 94”, it boasts a median household income of almost $67,000, an average home price of $139,000, and the cost of […]

Is Your Criminal Background Check Process Compliant with 2018 Standards?

Many of today’s companies are doing a Criminal Background Check before making a final decision on personnel issues such as hiring, promotions, and reassignment. It’s not unusual for an employer to want to know about a candidate’s criminal record, work history, education, and, depending on the position, a financial history. Similarly, before a company promotes […]

Form Management in 2018 – Are Your Employment Forms Current? Success and Legal Responsibility in 2018

Change seems to be constant with employment screening services and the rules that govern them. As you prepare for a new year, it would be a good idea to include looking at your compliance forms to make sure you are following proper legal procedure. Are your forms up-to-date? Do they have the legally required wording? […]

How Can Employment Background Screening Help You Hire a Qualified Candidate?

Hiring for your company can be an unenviable task. It often feels more like a crapshoot than an organized process.  You’re trying to find someone with the right skills and education, of course, but you also want an employee who fits into your company’s culture. Your business’s reputation, the well-being of your current workers, and […]

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