Here’s Why You Should Do Background Checks

Evil HR Lady

Do you do a background check on your executive candidates? For whatever reason, we think it’s important to double-check that the kid with fast food experience didn’t lie about his experience.

Looking for a Job? Prepare for the Background Check

Career Alley

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on. Job Roundup – Job Reality Check.

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Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

You may have noticed that eighty percent of the corporate companies now carry out the criminal background checks on all new appointees and most of the companies are increasing their attempts to incorporate education verification, employment history, credit history check, and other employment background testing activities. Ways to avoid common mistakes in employment checks. Neglecting ideal background check strategy.

When are Background Checks Issued in the Hiring and Selection Process?

Workology

This means conducting background checks with employment contingent after a candidate. HR adverse action background check background checks fair credit employment act FCRA hiringIn today’s employment market, companies are competing for talent and must move quickly to make hiring decisions. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Did I Pass My Background Check?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Did I Pass My Background Check? Many large and small employers utilize background checks to verify a candidate’s claims and to confirm that they do not have any outstanding warrants to legal troubles. Why Conduct A Background Check?

What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s not uncommon for them to conduct a background check on a potential candidate to make sure that everything is in order. What an employer wants to know about a candidate depends on the type of job they are trying to fill. Background checks can. What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check? Employer Job Search background check job hopping job search work history

The “Background-Check” Provision in Offer Letters – A Risk You Should Try to Reduce

Sklover Working Wisdom

Just before the place for her to sign, her Offer Letter contained an extremely common clause, often referred to as a “Background Check Contingency.”. This offer is contingent upon satisfactory (a) drug test screening, (b) fingerprinting, (c) background check, and (d) confirmation of your ability to work in the United States.”. She went to work to complete her pending projects before her departure, and gave little attention to the “Background Check Contingency.”.

How To Prepare Yourself For A Background Check

Career Realism

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on.

Pepsi and the Art of Criminal Background Checks.

HR Capitalist

million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. But, a conviction is a whole other level, and I'd defend the company's ability to use that in a variety of ways when considering candidates (Republican). Important to note on this one that it only affects 300 candidates, and Pepsi has to see tens of thousands of candidates annually.

5 REASONS WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE NEW BACKGROUND CHECK

Call to Career

According to a representative for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 70% of recruiters are required to research candidates online. And a New York Times article states that 70% of recruiters have rejected candidates after having done an online search. So what can you expect as a job seeker? It’s a given. Recruiters will at some point research you before either contacting you for an interview or before hiring you. What will they be looking for?

Can I Get A Job Without A Background Check?

Career Realism

Where can I look for a career that will not have any serious background checks and how much information do I have to give?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission. ” (Bud Bilanich) “By acknowledging the issue, addressing it, showing what was learned from it, and then immediately moving into connecting what the candidate has to offer to the employer, this person shows integrity.

4 Things You Should Know About Background Checks

Career Rocketeer

Have you already made it past the job interview and now realize that it’s time for the background check? Knowing this could make some candidates feel so afraid that they don’t even want to apply for jobs. Instead, take a look at four things to know about background checks: 1. Because most don’t have their own background screening capabilities, you will have to sign a form granting them permission.

Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

This infographic (from First Contact HR ) shows why it is always important to background check when recruiting. Background checks will outline whether candidates have the right qualifications, character and fitness for the position. Over 75% of substance abusers are employed – very dangerous if you do not background check. Violence at the workplace counts for 18% of all violent crime – don’t employ the wrong candidate.

Be Careful Of Facebook When You begin Job Seeking

RedStarResume

Facebook And Your Job Application… It is estimated that over 80% of employers conduct background checks on potential candidates that they are looking to hire, and some of these background checks now include social media checks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Companies conduct background checks in order to try to paint an accurate picture of who you really are and to avoid negligent hiring.

employer wouldn’t interview me unless I authorized an invasive background check before we even talked

Ask a Manager

I left the field blank but then turned the page to find several authorizations to perform a credit check, criminal background, motor vehicle and reference checks. My understanding is that, while California is not a “ban the box” state, and the city where the company is located is not either, best practices are to present an offer, or, at a minimum, seriously consider a candidate prior to conducting background screenings.

3 Tips to Determine if Your (Future) Employees are Trustworthy

Jobacle

If the candidate has passed a few rounds of interviewing and looks quite promising, you can (and should) take the time to contact their previous employers. Career Advice employee background check employee trust trustworthy employeesPeople who are interviewing potential employees always have one single overwhelming concern: that the person across the table is out and out lying to them.

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Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Workology

Credit checks by employers are up 6% over last year to 21% according to a 2011 report by EmployeeScreenIQ. If you’re lucky enough to score a second interview and finally the offer, you get to be subject to all kinds of checks. Background checks. Reference checks. And the looming…Credit Check. Most job seekers would tend to disagree with the use of a credit check as a way to determine if you’re fit for a job.

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Why Blockchain Technology Will Improve the Hiring Process

Undercover Recruiter

Recruiting Background checks Blockchain candidate experience Cryptocurrency CV Tips Digital IDBlockchain is a developing technology for cryptocurrencies. Without any central authority, it helps maintain an auditable ledger of transaction history on anything purchased. Basically, there’s no middle man anymore, it’s a transparent market for the transaction of goods and services without the time it takes to log transactions and the cost and labor that comes with.

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Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Workology

Companies have been using social networking sites as a form of online background check. I first heard about using MySpace to vet candidates in 2006 at a local employment law conference in Oklahoma City. I coined the term Social Media Discrimination , and this my friends is another chapter in the many ridiculous ways companies are using social networks as a form of background check to disqualify candidates.

Ban the Box is a Joke. The Real Solution to Hiring Candidates with Felonies

Workology

Essentially, federal employers are not allowed to inquire as to a candidate’s criminal history until after the employer has provided a conditional job offer. Only then are employers authorized to ask a candidate about their criminal backgrounds. What Ban the Box Means for Employers and Job Candidates. Companies are increasingly using background checks as a way to protect themselves from liabilities as well as criminals from working at their companies.

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Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

Check out Part 1: As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. As the popularity of social networking grows both for employers as part of their candidate recruiting process and for job seekers as part of their personal brand building and company engagement, there are a number of HR vendors that have recently launched tools to help HR and executives mitigate the risk. Social Intelligence: No Risk Employee Background Checks. Treat Informal Checks as Formal.

When Hiring the Perfect Candidate Isn’t an Option, Consider This Strategy

Evil HR Lady

You have three candidates, and all have serious red flags , you have to hire one, what do you do? All three applicants came up with issues in their background checks, which makes him hesitant to extend an offer. He asked me how to choose a candidate when no candidate is perfect.

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You Don’t Need a Job Candidate’s Social Security Number at the Application Stage

Evil HR Lady

Your Social Security number provided in an online employment application will be used to identify your records, and for background checks and other requests for information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who know you, to the extent allowed by law.

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Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Over ten years ago, I used chat rooms and dating websites to source and recruit candidates for a variety of retail positions. HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policyIn Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,&# I discussed the myths around social media.

The Candidate Experience of the Future #thecandidate

Workology

It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Check back this week to follow 25+ blogs published on Candidate Experience and follow the conversation on twitter at # thecandidate. . A candidate for a job in the future will have a very different experience than job candidates do today. The EEOC is already making moves to limit the use of background checks, though this may be offset by the next reason.

7 Secret Tips For Hiring The Best Candidates From LinkedIn

Recruit CRM

Even if the recruiting world is changing rapidly, both recruiters and candidates are spread across LinkedIn like a massive maze. If this wasn't made clear, a quick tip from us to all recruiters and candidates alike— now is the time to join LinkedIn.

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Report: 65 Million Americans with Criminal Records face - HireCentrix

HireCentrix

Recruiting & Candidate Dev. S urvey of Craigslist Job Ads Shows Illegal No-Hire Policies Are Routine, As Large Employers Increasingly Run Criminal Background Checks By: National Employment Law Project NEW YORK, March 23, 2011 - More than one in four U.S. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us. HCX Jobs.

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5 Ways to Tell If a Candidate is Lying in Their Job Application

Workology

Reference Checks. One of the easiest and best ways to determine if a candidate is lying is to check theirreferences. In addition to your normal reference check, make sure to confirm whether information on a resume is accurate like dates employed, position titles, responsibilities and more. Pro Tip:To take it a step further, ask a candidate’s references for the contact information of other employees. Background Checks. Social Media Checks.

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Why You Should Consider Candidates with Criminal Convictions

Workology

Rather than outright dismissing a candidate because of a criminal record, employers would be better off considering the whole candidate and seeing them as more than just their convictions. She told me, “If I see that they checked yes to the question about convictions, I automatically reject them. Ban the Box & Criminal Background Checks. This comes down to determining if criminal background is necessary for a particular job.

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5 Simple Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job – #TheCandidate

Workology

It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles. Check back this week to follow 25+ blogs published on Candidate Experience and follow the conversation on twitter at # thecandidate. . What is a candidate? Many people believe that ANYONE who has applied is a candidate. Simply filling out an application or submitting a resume does not make a jobseeker a candidate, it makes them an applicant.

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How to Screen Potential Candidates Online [Top 7 Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

For most employers, this online screening is an important part of their due diligence – using public information posted by the candidates themselves. Of course, a search can become clouded with results if a candidate has a common name, so dig a bit deeper into their resume to cross-reference employment claims, association membership or volunteer work. Don’t Wait to Check Their Profiles. Find Candidates Who Build a Brand. Don’t Penalize Responsible Candidates.

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How Executive Candidates Can Deal With a Lie on Their Resume.

HR Capitalist

Why is the topic of executive candidates having lies on their resumes on my mind? The relative was an executive level pro who claimed an undergraduate degree when he didn't have one, got deep into an interview process, was told he was the selected candidate and then was told they'd be doing the standard background check including educational verification. Alternative: Pull out of the search before the background check comes. Thought one : Don't lie.

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How Employers Really Hire an Employee

Evil HR Lady

Everyone knows how hiring works from the candidate’s point of view. Candidates submit resumes. The top candidates come in and interview. The hiring manager decides which candidate to hire. HR performs background checks. The company extends an offer, the candidate negotiates, and then it’s done! It goes like this: Job is posted. The recruiter reviews the resumes and does phone screens.

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What a Robotic Reference Check Means to a High-End Candidate.

HR Capitalist

It's from an outsourcer that does stuff like low-end reference checks for companies like the one my friend is interviewing with. I also get an email from the reference check company, which walks me through all the basic stuff. . The reference check is an afterthought, a box to check. They don't want to do the refernece check and would rather trust their gut than interact with me for 15 minutes.

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7 Ways To Nix Hiring Flukes & Catch Resume Lies

Workology

Most HR professionals aren’t mind readers, so I’ve compiled a list of simple steps recruiters can take to ensure they’re hiring candidates who are experienced, dedicated, and most importantly, honest: Complete Traditional Resume Research. Contact the university where the candidate claimed to have received a degree. Does the university have record of the candidate? Did the university offer its program at the time the candidate claims to have graduated?

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Candidate Screening: A Bird’s Eye View [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

This then goes into a background check, with the results evaluated. Candidate Screening: A Bird’s Eye View [INFOGRAPHIC]. When you are screening a possible employee – what are the steps that you should take? This infographic by Proforma shows a bird’s eye view. Takeaways: The job posting leads to resume examination and interviews. There are a number of factors which need to be […]. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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What Can Recruitment Agencies in Adelaide Do for your Business?

Jobacle

It’s completely the opposite, they find the right candidates for businesses. . Knowing that a recruiter will be serving you and your business, you can be rest assured that they’ll connect you with highly qualified candidates to fill the positions available. .

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Should You Consider a Career As a Truck Driver?

Jobacle

Not doing proper background checks or failing to check training and certifications can mean the trucking company is legally responsible if a driver is in an accident. . Employers will have to provide a signed consent with the candidate. .

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We’re pleased to offer another new “Model Letter”:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Before Background Check – Sharing Very Personal Issues”. If you are soon to start a new job, you are likely to be subject to a pre-employment screening, often called a “Background Check.” This Model Letter shows you how to address such issues in a direct, candid and forthright manner, intended to get you an “O.K.” No one is perfect, and no one’s life history is perfect, either.

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Improve Employment Prospect with a Health Recruiter

Jobacle

Healthcare recruiters work alone, or through a recruiting agency, to match qualified healthcare candidates with desirable jobs. In some ways, they do the work of the Human Resources department by screening and interviewing candidates. That screening includes handling resumes, background checks, and verifying each candidate’s education and credentials. Healthcare is a growing industry.

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job candidates who earn too much, leaving a job due to bullying, and more

Ask A Manager

Is it worth talking to a job candidate who’s currently making far more than I can pay? We have an applicant who seems like a great candidate. In both cases, I was working with internal recruiters, and after a few weeks I was told they went in different directions (an internal candidate, and an internal referral). So if they’re reaching out to you about new openings, it’s because they think you’re a viable candidate.

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Here Are A Few Common Recruiting Terms Recruiters Must Know By Heart

Recruit CRM

Talent Pool Or Candidate Pipeline A talent or a candidate pool/pipeline is described as an essential part of any corporate success. When recruiters create such pools of applicants for different qualifications, they are commonly called talent pools or candidate pipelines.

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Ep 93 – Why You Should Hire Employees with Criminal Backgrounds

Workology

Episode 93: How Much Should Criminal Background Checks Influence Hiring Decisions with Stephanie Hammerwold ( @hrhammer ). Can Ban the Box Eliminate Bias Against Candidates with Criminal Convictions? While not a comprehensive solution, Stephanie says Ban the Box is a starting point for discussion around hiring candidates with criminal records. Advice for Candidates with Criminal Histories. Why You Should Consider Candidates with Criminal Convictions .

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