Background Screening Blog

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 Maybe you inherited a background screening program that feels outdated.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

How to Align Background Checks and Hiring Goals to Prepare for Growth

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 21, 2020 8:00:00 AM
Have you been thinking about your goals for your next round of hires? It may be just the time to start thinking about future staffing needs and how your background screening strategy can keep up. Scaling up and down quickly to accommodate busy seasons is second nature for some industries, but more employers across industries are looking for ways to welcome new employees, sometimes quickly. We are tracking influences on hiring trends and ways to modify your background checks to prepare for growth. See what we learned:
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Background Check Packages, Bulk Background Checks

Top 3 Background Screening Trends for Staffing Firms

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jan 31, 2020 8:56:33 AM
The success of your staffing firm depends on the quality of the employees they hire, mainly because the labor your employees provide is your product. And according to the American Staffing Association, the industry does a lot of hiring,  close to 17 million temporary and contract employees each year in the United States. That’s a lot of people to screen.
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Topics: Background Check Packages, Background Check Scope, Staffing Industry

3 Ways to Craft Company Culture Through Screening

Posted by Verified Credentials on Dec 4, 2019 11:28:54 AM
Company culture is the personality of every organization, and so, your culture says a lot about who your organization is to candidates and employees alike. Signs from your culture can greatly influence how they expect to be treated and viewed in their professional lives. No matter if your culture is casual or formal, finding ways to remain consistent with it through your HR policies and procedures can genuinely benefit you. A recent Gallup survey even links well-established company culture to an increase in revenue.
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Topics: Report Scoring, Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening, Employment Verifications, Background Check Packages, Background Check Scope, Company Culture

Challenging the State of your Background Screening Package

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jun 11, 2019 1:51:06 PM
Same as it ever was… It’s amazing how easy it is to overlook screening packages, often kept at status quo year after year. We surveyed HR professionals during a recent webinar, revealing the last time they reviewed their background screening program structure - and it wasn’t just yesterday. The survey showed that 2 out of 3 HR professionals admitted it has been a few years or longer since they evaluated screening packages.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Background Check Packages