Background Screening Blog

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 Maybe you inherited a background screening program that feels outdated.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!

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.

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.

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?

Topics: Employment Background Checks, Reference Checks

Hiring with Limited Resources: How an Applicant Tracking System Helps

Posted by Verified Credentials on Aug 21, 2020 11:07:28 AM
Do we become more creative with limited resources? A sign of true efficiency is the ability to do more with less. Maybe you need to keep pace with hiring waves. Others in human resources may have their sights set on automating more hiring tasks. Right now, some may be hiring with less staff to get it done. Those constraints may force you to get creative with your hiring workflows.

Topics: ATS Integration, Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Candidate Experience, Technology, Company Culture

Background Check Search Scope 101: The 4 Basic Factors

Posted by Verified Credentials on Aug 12, 2020 3:40:41 PM
The information reported from a background check – and how it is found – is not always obvious. Numerous settings define how far and wide different background checks search. Those elements offer a path to the specific data you need. How you use these elements can result in a superficial scan of relevant records, or a more comprehensive look into a candidate’s history. There is widespread confusion about how exactly to identify where scope of a background check can be audited and better defined for an improved background check. A commonly used problem-solving tool can provide a great roadmap to see where to manage search scope.

Topics: Employment Background Checks, ID Trace, Background Check Scope

Do More with Less: 7 Ways to Automate Hiring and Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jul 10, 2020 1:13:16 PM
Hiring volumes shift up and down, and sometimes in the upswing, you are left working with fewer resources. It might seem like maintaining your high standards is impossible when your average resources per candidate go down. Still, there are smart ways you can stabilize your hiring experience when you are feeling a pinch. Let’s take a look at seven principles you might apply when you need to do more with less.

Topics: ATS Integration, Report Scoring, Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Technology

2020 So Far: What’s Been Happening in Background Screening Compliance?

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jun 30, 2020 8:31:24 AM
A lot has changed in the world since we started 2020. As we round out the first half of the year, we are looking back on changes we have seen in the background screening industry. From new laws to additional interpretations, here are the top compliance areas we have been watching this year.

Topics: Employment Background Checks, Compliance, FCRA, Ban the Box, Salary History Ban

iCIMS End-to-End Virtual Hiring: A No-Sweat Way to Advance Candidates to Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jun 17, 2020 8:12:01 AM
Whether you’re bobbing in coastal waves or jumping off a dock in the land of 10,000 lakes, summer has got you looking for ways to cool off. Multiple moving parts in your human resources tech stack may have you sweating, especially as the pressure for end-to-end virtual hiring solutions continues to grow for many organizations. Bobbing in and out of multiple systems at various points in the hiring cycle may become too much. There are many applicant tracking systems (ATS), each with unique features and functions that accumulate into a centralized experience for talent acquisition and candidates alike. Verified Credentials connects with big names in HR technology. Let’s get to know more about one of those ATS solutions. We are a proud premier partner of iCIMS for background screening solutions. If you are curious about the time to get started with iCIMS ATS, where your background checks can plug into the process, and how you can benefit from the solution, you’re in the right place!

Topics: ATS Integration

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:

Topics: Employment Background Checks, Background Check Packages, Bulk Background Checks