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July 28, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. What is the best time for companies to conduct background checks?

July 27, 2016

Hiring self-starters is one step in cultivating leadership, but companies must also have everyday tactics to foster a sense of ambition among workers so they feel confident enough to make effective decisions. Here are five ways businesses can empower employees in the workplace.

July 26, 2016

How do you attract top talent to your organization? Let employees search for talent? A company is only as good as its employees, making hiring decisions all the more important. Here are 4 ways businesses can attract top talent.

July 15, 2016

Some organizations utilize credit report screenings to help prevent employee theft. Now, a new law prevents Philadelphia employers from using credit reports in hiring decisions.

July 13, 2016

Fingerprinting has long been used to investigate individuals' criminal histories. However, some organizations are not satisfied with this method alone, and for good reason. Is fingerprint screening enough?

June 30, 2016

When screening job applicants, it's important to collect relevant information while still respecting a candidate's privacy. In a world of increasingly liberal drug policies, some organizations may second-guess testing for certain substances. There are several instances, however, where a person's drug use could severely affect his or her ability to perform a job.

June 27, 2016

Candidates may feel certain lies aren't as serious as others, and they may embellish details to stand out in a competitive market. However, some candidates will go way beyond white lies and greatly exaggerate their training and ability to handle certain positions.

June 13, 2016

Nonprofits often collect large amounts of funds intended for community betterment. All nonprofits need to be sure their money goes toward the organization's intended purpose. This may mean obtaining criminal and civil data to be sure applicants are honest when applying for help.

June 9, 2016

FCRA rules dictate how employers can use information in employment screening consumer reports when evaluating job applicants. FCRA lawsuits can cost employers a great deal of money. Following the FCRA rules on application forms can prevent legal troubles.

June 3, 2016

Companies that offer flexible employment opportunities must find new ways to create worker accountability. Consumers need to be able to trust taxi and ride-sharing companies.

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