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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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

At Metrodata Services, We keep Learning So We Can Serve You Better

Your success depends on having a dependable workforce, and at Metrodata Services we have been offering employment screening services in Buffalo and beyond for over 20 years. And while we are already assisting over 600 organizations across the country with cutting-edge screening services, that doesn’t mean we’re resting on our laurels. In fact, on October… Read More »

Why You Should Verify a Candidate’s Past Education Before Offering Them a Job

It’s not hard to understand why some job seekers might fabricate their education history on a resume. After all, some open positions in your company could require a job-related degree, tempting desperate applicants to list levels of education that they have not attained. It is one of the most common misrepresentations on applications and resumes,… Read More »