Background Screening Blog

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

See Ya, Sticky Notes: How to Make Your Background Check To-Do List Disappear

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM
How many reminders do you have set on your calendar, your phone, or the classic stand-by sticky note? We’re a Minnesota company, the place where Post-it notes were invented, so we have nothing against this helpful tracking method. But chances are that you’ve got more than a dozen reminders on your list. Before you see your workspace littered with colorful flags and reminders to keep your background checks on track, we have a couple decluttering solutions.
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Topics: Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Self-Service, Employment Verifications, Academic Verifications

Believe It When You See It: Signs of an Effective Background Check [PART 2]

Posted by Verified Credentials on Apr 17, 2019 7:58:00 AM
In part one of our series discussing visible signs of effective background checks, we highlighted how itemized invoices might indicate the overall result of a program. By looking beyond using a bill for payment purposes, you can get details on how broad your background checks really go. Now we will take a look at how these areas may signify the effectiveness of a background screening program:  Management reports from your screening partner Your final background check results
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Employment Verifications, Academic Verifications, Technology

10 Tips to Survive Finding A New Background Screening Vendor

Posted by Verified Credentials on Nov 26, 2018 7:48:00 AM
With a new year approaching, you may be thinking about changing what may not be working, from recruiting strategies to outsourced human resource functions. When frustrations with your background screening process occur, it may leave you thinking, “There has to be a better way.” You want to identify a company that operates with transparency, invests time to build your relationship, and delivers the service and support needed for a successful process. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to sort through the different facts and features for an honest-to-goodness comparison. We’ve identified a few tips to help you size up your options if you’re looking for a new background screening company for 2019:
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Candidate Experience, Employment Verifications, Academic Verifications

How Companies Combat Resume Fraud with Smart Job History & Academic Verifications

Posted by Verified Credentials on Oct 17, 2018 1:44:11 PM
Resume fraud, or accidental mistakes in a candidate’s self-disclosed history are all too familiar in the workforce today. In fact, in the last year, we found discrepancies in nearly half of our employment verifications. With this issue being so widespread it’s no question that verifying the job and education histories of job candidates is something many organizations require before making a move to hire. So, some might ask,  “How can I improve my job history and academic verification process to combat resume fraud?” Verifications seem simple and straightforward. The goal is to confirm the information a candidate has listed on their resume or disclosed upfront for a pre-employment background check. But let's talk about three factors you may not have thought about: 1. Verification process – how can your screening company help you find as much information as possible? 2. What you verify – is date/title or highest degree enough? Take a look at how other employers expand verification criteria. 3. Sources matter – are your verifications confirmed by an authorized source?
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Employment Verifications, Academic Verifications