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The Future of Employment Screening: Predictions and Emerging Trends

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” This quote by Alan Kay, though not directly related to employment screening, encapsulates the essence of the evolving landscape of employee background checks. As we stand at the cusp of technological revolution and societal shifts, the future of employment screening is not just a… Read More »

Training and Development Opportunities: A Key to Employee Retention

Attracting and retaining top talent is an organization’s top priority, especially in today’s tough market. While competitive salaries and benefits are important, employees are increasingly seeking opportunities for growth and advancement. Investing in training and development programs has become a critical strategy for organizations to enhance employee skills and also boost retention rates.  Why Training… Read More »

From Hero to Zero: How a Bad Hire Can Damage Your Company’s Reputation

Building a strong and positive reputation is essential for any company’s success. It takes years of hard work, dedication, and exceptional performance to establish a favorable image in the market. But it just takes one bad hire to turn the tables and tarnish your company’s reputation. The impact of a poor hiring decision can be… Read More »

Important Fair Credit Reporting Act Update for June 2023

At Metrodata Services, Inc. we continually monitor new changes in compliance requirements for background screening. Today, we’re sharing a recent update that you should be aware of. Here is what changed: As part of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), one of the required notices is “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit… Read More »

What Shows Up on a Civil Background Check?

Civil Background Check | Background Check in Buffalo NY

When making hiring decisions, it’s always a good idea to check references and screen backgrounds to ensure your potential employee has represented themselves accurately during the interview process. But what type of screening should you do? A criminal record check? Civil background check? Both? Here’s what you need to know about civil background checks. How… Read More »

Do Citations Show Up on Background Checks

Showing Citations on Background Check

If you’re hiring for a job requiring driving, you may be wondering how to determine whether your candidates can be trusted behind the wheel. Many employers depend on background checks to help them get the information they need to make hiring decisions, so it’s essential to know what information is included. Will a Speeding Ticket… Read More »

Should You Make a Plan to Consistently Run Background Checks?

Background Checks in Western New York

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports that 92% of employers conduct employment background screening. Whereas most surveyed respondents performed checks during the hiring process, others continued to monitor employees’ backgrounds throughout their employment. Why Run Background Checks? Background screening can provide valuable information about potential hires. Some of the things you can glean… 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 »

Metrodata Services Wins Fast Track Award

Fun Things to Do in Buffalo New York

Each year Buffalo Business First recognizes the fastest growing companies in Western New York with their Fast Track awards. And for the fifth year in a row, Metrodata Services, Inc. earned a place on the list. This year, Metrodata Services finished in the #5 spot with a three-year revenue growth of 80.23%. Buffalo Business First… 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 »