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Why Should I Sign Up with An Advanced Background Screening Organization?

Advanced Background Screening Services

When your business is running a background check, you want the most complete and up-to-date information. In other words, basic screening may not be enough. Here’s why signing up with an advanced background screening organization is the better option. What Is Basic Background Screening? Basic background screening uses a limited number of sources to identify… Read More »

Do Truck Drivers Require Different Background Checks Than Warehouse Workers?

Pre-Employment Screening for Truck Drivers

If you’re hiring for a factory, storage facility or distribution center in Western New York, you probably recognize the importance of pre-employment screening. So, should you screen all employees the same? Or do truck drivers require different background checks than warehouse workers? Although there are some standard screening procedures, different background checks are appropriate for… Read More »

Why Are Background Checks Important When Hiring in Buffalo NY?

Background Checks in Buffalo New York

You’re in the process of adding a new employee to your Buffalo, NY team. Do you truly need to run pre-employment screening? Although it’s tempting to take a shortcut, that’s not the best idea. Here’s why background checks ARE important when hiring. You Want Your Workplace to Be Safe What if a candidate committed a… Read More »

Forecasting Q3 in WNY: How Businesses Plan to Reopen Effectively

Plans for WNY Businesses to Reopen

As the WNY community attempts to return to normal, companies are forecasting for the future. But since Coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, organizations need sustainable strategies. Here’s how businesses plan to reopen effectively in Q3 and beyond. By Implementing Appropriate Safety Measures Ultimately, companies have a responsibility to keep their employees… Read More »

46% of WNY Businesses Claim a Need to Hire in Q3

Hiring Outlook for Buffalo NY

Although the unemployment rate soared into the double digits during the Coronavirus pandemic, Metrodata Services found promising results in a recent client survey. Of the companies polled, 46% claimed a need to hire in Q3 while less than 21% anticipated further staffing reductions. So, what does this mean for WNY businesses? Some Industries Thrived During… Read More »

A Letter from President & Owner, Jonathan Patrick

Fun Things to Do in Buffalo New York

Metrodata is Here to Help. It’s continuing to heat up in Buffalo as we approach the official start of Summer and we’re starting to see businesses open up around us. From the strength of our essential workers, to the courage and support of the local community, everywhere we look we continue to be inspired by… Read More »

Should I Check for License Verification for Candidates in Buffalo, NY?

License Verification in Buffalo New York

Your company is planning to run pre-employment screening in Buffalo, New York. How comprehensive do you need to be? For example, should you check for professional license verification? The correct answer depends.  When Should I Check for License Verification?  Organizations should verify professional licenses anytime a position requires certification. These jobs may include doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, financial professionals, land surveyors, building… Read More »

Fun Things to Do Around Buffalo (while Maintaining Social Distance)

Fun Things to Do in Buffalo New York

As of this writing, Western New York is still social distancing six feet and wearing masks in public. Guidance may change, so be sure to check with the Erie County Department of Health if you have questions or concerns.  Get Outside  Fortunately, there is a ton to do outdoors in the around Buffalo, which makes it easier to keep your social distance while being active, having fun… Read More »

What Every Manager Needs to Know About Employment Eligibility Verification 

Western New York Employment Eligibility Verification

When your company is hiring a new employee, you must make sure this person can legally work in the United States. So, as a manager, what do you need to know? If you’re not sure, here’s our basic guide to employment eligibility verification.  What Is Employment Eligibility Verification?  Employment Eligibility Verification confirms the identity and employment status of workers in the United States. Those eligible for employment include U.S. citizens as… Read More »

What Consent Do I Need to Run A Background Check on a Candidate?

Consent to Run a Background Check on a Job Applicant

Your organization has decided to run an employee background check in Buffalo, NY. What consent do you need from a candidate? In most cases, you will need their permission and their signature. Here’s what you need to know. What Consent Does the Law Require for Background Checks? According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), companies must notify candidates/employees with a stand-alone written document before requesting… Read More »