Background Screening Blog

Help Protect Your Business with a Government Watch List Search

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 3, 2021 8:11:41 AM
A government watch list search can help you identify candidates that may be barred from doing business with or in the United States. Specifically, this type of screening could be used to protect companies from doing business with certain sanctioned or barred candidates. It could also help companies avoid potential legal issues.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Government Watch List

What the Pros Say: HR.com & Verified Credentials Publish Future of HR Function Report

Posted by Verified Credentials on Apr 22, 2021 11:48:05 AM
2020 sure sent some of us scrambling. But HR leaders adapted quickly to shifting workforce and business needs. Many have still not returned to the way work was before the pandemic. More and more, we hear that they may never return to work in the same way as years before. HR teams are moving forward with a renewed look at the roles they have. The HR Research Institute surveyed HR professionals about their current priorities and concerns and what they anticipate for the future. In partnership with Verified Credentials, HR.com published the survey findings in The Future of the HR Function 2021 report. The data collected highlighted trends in: Where HR fits within the organization High-use skills & skill gaps Critical functions for the future
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Topics: Employment Background Checks

3 Tips to Help Boost Quality of Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on Apr 2, 2021 10:49:13 AM
Trusting the information in your background checks means confidence in your hiring decisions. The right background screening company partner provides countless rigorous measures to get you that dependable information. But you can also make a big impact. What’s great is that employers like you can give quality a boost. Taking proactive steps could help boost the quality of your background checks. Even if you already trust your background checks, some steps can help speed up results too. Let’s discover what you can shift that might help you get even more quality and accuracy out of your background checks.
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Topics: ATS Integration, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Record Matching

National Criminal Database Search: Top Search of Potential Records Nationwide

Posted by Verified Credentials on Mar 26, 2021 1:51:12 PM
Big data’s homing signal is strong. Faster, more accurate background screening demands better sources of digital records. Growing criminal history information sources are wrapped up in electronic databases. Some may want to find a single source of data for criminal history background checks. And why wouldn’t they? The problem: there is no all-inclusive or government-mandated source of all criminal records in the United States. One potential solution is to layer criminal history searches: county, state and federal criminal searches. What’s another way to expand your criminal search?
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, National Criminal Database Search

The Rise of Rechecks: Screening Returning Workers & Current Employees

Posted by Verified Credentials on Feb 8, 2021 2:10:09 PM
You’ve screened them before, but do you need to get caught up on current history and records? Maybe you are welcoming back employees. Or you’re working through annual rechecks of specific roles. These scenarios may call for a recheck rather than a full pre-employment background check. If you are thinking about adding rescreening to your strategy, you certainly aren’t alone.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening

Background Screening Strategy for the Changing Landscape of Contingent Workers

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jan 15, 2021 3:32:01 PM
Your strategic workforce likely includes traditional workers, your full-time and part-time staff. It may also include alternative workers, also known as contingent, temporary, or gig workers. If you are hiring to help with skills gaps, you may need to partner with a staffing supplier to find candidates faster. For some of you, this may not be a comfortable territory. But like many employment trends that sprung out of the past several months, you’ve adapted quickly. With this shift to include contingent workers, you may have questions about how a staffing agency uses background checks.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Candidate Experience, Background Check Packages, Company Culture, Reference Checks

7 Ways to Refresh Your Background Screening Strategy

Posted by Verified Credentials on Dec 16, 2020 3:43:47 PM
Not sure if your background screening strategy matches the way you do business? After a year of considerable changes, you may be evaluating your hiring process. Maybe you inherited a background screening program that feels outdated. Maybe your candidates expect a different experience than what they’re getting. And, of course, digital hiring creates more demand for streamlined workflows. Opportunity for more efficiency is nearly always possible!
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Topics: ATS Integration, Report Scoring, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Background Check Packages, Background Check Scope, Bulk Background Checks

Screening for Experience & Skills: How the Manufacturing Sector Keeps Shelves Stocked

Posted by Verified Credentials on Oct 30, 2020 2:23:55 PM
  Consumer demands impact what stores and sites keep stocked on the shelves. Producers of toilet paper, packaged food, and cars work double-time to avoid low inventories. What's consumers need in 2020 is different. U.S. manufacturers mobilized to create new equipment and increase supply. So how do the companies keep their assembly lines moving? It's all about their skilled workforce.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Employment Verifications, Academic Verifications, Manufacturing Industry

Screening to Prepare for Healthcare Industry Surges

Posted by Verified Credentials on Sep 14, 2020 8:17:13 AM
Hiring in healthcare is a unique challenge. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that an aging population will increase the demand for skilled workers in the coming years. They predict industry growth of 15% by 2029. It would be a growth rate that surpasses the average of all sectors and one that could result in a workforce shortage.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Healthcare Industry

Tag! Employment Reference Checks Are It

Posted by Verified Credentials on Sep 1, 2020 3:49:41 PM
Employment reference checks are one of those background check anomalies. Employers trust many searches and verifications in the hands of a background screening company. Reference checks, oddly enough, are one of the least likely to be outsourced to a partner. Why might that be?
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Reference Checks