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Balancing Speed and Accuracy in Background Checks: Tips for Employers

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In the fast-paced world of hiring, the adage “time is money” often leads to a race against the clock. However, as Juan Enriquez, a futurist and TED speaker, wisely notes, “Speed does not always equal progress.” This is particularly true in the realm of background checks, where the balance between speed and accuracy is crucial.… Read More »

Understanding the Impact of Criminal Records in Hiring: A Balanced Approach

Improving the Background Screening Process in WNY

Imagine a balance scale, one side laden with the weight of safety and security, the other, the weight of fairness and second chances. In the realm of hiring, particularly concerning applicants with criminal records, employers are like the custodians of this scale, striving to maintain a delicate equilibrium. The issue of considering criminal records in… Read More »

Comprehensive Checks for Healthcare: Ensuring Safe and Compliant Hiring

Just as a surgeon meticulously sterilizes their instruments before an operation, healthcare employers must exercise similar diligence in their hiring processes. In an industry where the stakes are lives and well-being, the importance of thorough background checks cannot be overstated. In the healthcare industry, the significance of comprehensive background checks transcends mere regulatory compliance; it… Read More »

Taking a Closer Look at the Cost of a Bad Hire

What to Look for in a Typical Background Check

Imagine a ship setting sail with a misaligned compass. Though the error might seem minor at first, over time, it leads the vessel miles off course. Similarly, a bad hire, often perceived as a small misstep, can steer an organization far from its intended trajectory, incurring significant costs. The Financial Burden of Misguided Hiring The… Read More »

7 Reasons Why Your Organization Cannot Overlook a Thorough Background Check When Hiring

In the intricate puzzle of building a successful organization, hiring the right people is one of the most critical pieces. Your team is the backbone of your company, and the individuals you bring on board can shape your company’s culture, performance, and future. A vital component of this process is conducting thorough background checks. Like… Read More »

The High Cost of a Bad Hire: How One Bad Decision Can Wreak Financial Havoc

You’ve gone through the entire recruitment process, from creating a job description and disseminating it, screening resumes, contacting candidates to set up interviews, performing multiple rounds of interviews, and negotiating an offer. You onboard your candidate. After they start, you discover they don’t have the skills to perform in the position. A week later, they’ve… Read More »

What Actions Should You Take if You Suspect a Remote Employee Isn’t Working Full-Time?

Remote work is more common than ever. And it offers many benefits to both employees and employers. Employees like the flexibility and control over their schedules that remote work provides. And employers benefit from remote work by having a more satisfied staff and saving money on on-site costs like office expenses and utility bills.   However,… Read More »

What Should Be Included in a Strategic Hiring Process?

Recruiting has been a challenge for the last few years. Record low unemployment and a shrinking labor force participation rate have made it more difficult than ever to bring the right people on board. How can your company create a strategic hiring process to identify individuals with the skills, experience, and motivation to be an… Read More »

Savvy Steps to Recover From A Bad Hire

It happens to every employer at one time or another. Despite a solid application and a great interview, your new hire isn’t working out. Maybe they don’t have the abilities listed so prominently in the skills section of their resume. Perhaps they’re brewing toxic gossip over coffee on unassigned breaks in the break room. Whether… Read More »

Hiring? This is the Key to Minimizing the Risk of a Bad Hire

Hiring new talent is one of the most critical roles in an organization. Although a comprehensive hiring process requires time and resources, it’s essential to identify which individuals will help your company grow—and which individuals might not have the skills, experience, or work ethic to be an asset to your team. In the long run,… Read More »