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Is It Still Necessary to Check References When Hiring in 2023?

Reference checks used to be considered a standard part of the hiring process. Once the field of candidates was narrowed down, a hiring manager would call the references listed on a candidate’s application – former coworkers, supervisors, bosses, etc. – and ask them pointed questions about the candidate, helping to make a final determination on… Read More »

What is a National Background Check? And Do I Need to Run One When Hiring?

For most companies, running background checks is a standard part of the hiring process. But there are many different types, and it’s hard to know what’s needed. A national background check is one of the most commonly run background checks out there – but what is it, exactly? And should you run a national background… Read More »

Is it Legal to Run a Background Check on Someone Without Telling Them?

It’s one of the most common questions out there when it comes to background checks: Is it legal to run one on a person without telling them? Or is it illegal to run a background check without the person’s express consent?   Whether your company needs to run background checks on candidates while you’re narrowing down… Read More »

10 Things to Look Forward to in Buffalo This Fall

Fall in Western New York

Buffalo’s cool weather and abundant trees make the area one of the most striking places to spend the fall months. As summer draws to a close, here are ten activities to enjoy in and around Buffalo. Make memories with an apple-picking trip. The Buffalo area is home to several orchards. Many of these sites host… Read More »

Can You Run a Background Check on a Current Employee?

When we think of background checks, we’re typically thinking of pre-employment background checks – screenings that occur as a part of the hiring process before an employee is brought on. But what if a company wants to run a background check on an existing employee? Can they do it?  Yes, post-employment background checks do exist… Read More »

The Best Things to Do in Buffalo, NY This Summer

Summer is quickly approaching, and it’s a great time to explore the wonderful Buffalo-Niagara region including Buffalo itself. Take advantage of those longer days and warm evenings to see what the city has to offer. Whether you’re a local looking to explore something new or an outsider checking out Buffalo for the first time, here… Read More »

Why Should You Work With a LOCAL Background Screening Partner Instead of a National One?

Why Should You Work With a LOCAL Background Screening Partner Instead of a National One?

Choosing the right background screening company for your organization’s hiring needs is a big decision. There are a lot of particulars to be considered, from the types of checks available to data privacy concerns and local, state, and federal regulations. So, why should you go with a local background screening partner rather than turning to… Read More »

Three Elements to Look for When Evaluating Your Background Screening Partner

Three Elements to Look for When Evaluating Your Background Screening Partner

When your company makes a bad hire, it can be costly. It’s generally accepted that the average cost of a bad hiring decision is about 30 percent of the individual’s first-year earnings. So, if you make a bad hire on an employee who was going to make $50,000 a year, your organization might be out… Read More »

Is It Illegal to Run a Background Check on Someone Without Consent?

Is It Illegal to Run a Background Check on Someone Without Consent?

Many companies, as well as other people like landlords who are renting out apartments or homes, need to run background checks on candidates or tenants. It’s a standard part of the employment process for organizations of all shapes and sizes, across various industries. But can employers run a background check on a candidate without the… Read More »

What is Included When I Conduct a Background Check on an Employee?

Running a Background Check on an Employee | Metrodata Services

You know that running background checks on your prospective employees is a good idea. Because even a single bad hire can be very costly for a business, you’ll want to make sure you’re hiring the right person, the first time. But what kind of information will you gain from running the background check? Exactly what… Read More »