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A Look Back On Our Most Read Articles From 2018

If you company needs to run a criminal background check in Buffalo, NY, you may feel overwhelmed. And, it’s a fact. The process can be confusing. At Metrodata Services, we use our blog to address commonly asked questions about pre-employment screening. Here is a brief overview of our three most visited articles in 2018. What […]

How Can I Get Access to A Thorough Criminal Background Check When Hiring In Buffalo?

Some industries require criminal background checks by law. Other companies choose to run CBCs to show their commitment to the safety and well-being of their organization.  If your company is looking to conduct a criminal background check in Buffalo, New York, you may not know where to start. Here are tips to find the best […]

A Closer Look At The Hiring Outlook In Buffalo as Q4 2018 Approaches

Hiring in Buffalo, NY has been competitive throughout 2018. According to John Slenker, the state Labor Department’s regional economist, “We’re running very close to full employment. There are more jobs than there are people looking for them.” (The Buffalo News, July 2018) The Niagara frontier region added over 8,000 jobs during the first half of […]

Is an Educational Background Check Necessary? Or Should You Simply Trust a Candidate?

Just how important is it to order an educational background check on your candidates? A 2015 survey of employers found that a whopping 86 percent of them reported that screening had uncovered a candidate who lied on a resume. The same survey indicated that many of these employers believed that the screenings were helping them […]

Why Every Employer Should Run a Credit Report Check before Hiring in Buffalo NY

Hiring in Buffalo NY Employers are increasingly running credit checks on job applicants and using that information to help them make their hiring decisions. A recent Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) survey reported that approximately 60% of employers are now ordering credit reports on applicants for some or all positions. Most states, including New York, allow […]

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 […]

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 […]

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