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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 […]

Using E-Verify to Evaluate if an Employee is Eligible to Work in the United States

Needless to say that illegal immigration has been a big part of the news lately. So, it stands to reason that employment screening services have become even more important in the hiring process. United States law requires companies to hire and employ only those who may legally work in this country, and that includes U.S. and foreign […]

Is Drug Testing Candidates When Hiring Still Acceptable in NY State? And Should Your Company Do It?

There are a growing number employers who are requesting Drug Screening in Buffalo, NY for both employees and candidates. This request (or requirement) is legal as there are no New York state laws that explicitly forbid pre-employment screening. There are, however, certain jobs in the state that require mandatory drug testing: Anyone who will be working as […]

A Look into Motor Vehicle Record Services and the Importance of Continuous Driver Monitoring

It almost goes without saying that your company should conduct a driving record check for any candidate who will be driving a company vehicle. After all, you assume all liability for drivers who operate equipment for business purposes. If you want to mitigate your risk, checking a candidate’s driving record is an essential step. Personal […]

At Metrodata Services, We keep Learning So We Can Serve You Better

Your success depends on having a dependable workforce, and at Metrodata Services we have been offering employment screening services in Buffalo and beyond for over 20 years. And while we are already assisting over 600 organizations across the country with cutting-edge screening services, that doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels. In fact, on October […]

Why You Should Verify a Candidate’s Past Education Before Offering Them a Job

It’s not hard to understand why some job seekers might fabricate their education history on a resume. After all, some open positions in your company could require a job-related degree, tempting desperate applicants to list levels of education that they have not attained. It is one of the most common misrepresentations on applications and resumes, […]

Metrodata Services Set to Attend PA and NY SHRM Conferences

This month, Metrodata Services Inc., WNY’s leading pre-employment screening service, will be attending the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 State Conference and New York State Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017 State Conferences. These conferences will further position Metrodata Services employees as experts in the employee background […]

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