To Screen or Not To Screen?

Before running an employee check, decide if it’s a risk mitigator or money waster.   By Debbie Bolla     How well do you know your employees? It’s a tough question that more and more organizations are grabbling with. One solution that employers are turning to is total workforce screening, which includes both initial and […]

2020 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Pre-Employment Screening

View the results of this year’s Baker’s Dozen ranking for pre-employment screening services.

By The Editors

Pre-employment screening is a crucial element of the hiring process, but one that is potentially stressful and confusing for both employers and job seekers. Outsourcing background screening is a solid solution. Here is a look at the top background screening providers in the enterprise and mid-size markets as ranked via the results of customer satisfaction surveys.

At Home, Not Alone

Seven strategies that help maintain a strong company culture while managing a remote workforce.

By Livia Martini

Fostering a company culture has long been hailed as an important way to recruit and maintain the best talent within corporations. It has become so critical that “chief culture officers” are now common within many large corporations, and it has been a driving force in making companies like Google such an attractive place to work.

Background Screening Providers: Opportunity for Excellence

Before every hire comes a background screening report. And while we’ve become accustomed to this stage of the hiring process, it’s not often that we reflect on the benefits and standards of this sector of the industry as they pertain to our own organizations. This report is your answer for an examination of the most […]

2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Pre-Employment Screening

View the results of this year’s Baker’s Dozen ranking for employee screening.

By The Editors

Pre-employment screening is a crucial element of the hiring process, but one that is potentially stressful and confusing for both employers and job seekers. Outsourcing background screening is a solid solution. Here is a look at the top background screening providers in the enterprise and mid-size markets as ranked via the results of customer satisfaction surveys.

Editor’s Note: Conscious Hiring Practices

By Debbie Bolla

Unconscious bias in hiring practices has become a real challenge for organizations. In simple terms, unconscious bias happens when recruiters and hiring managers form opinions and conclusions about candidates based on first impressions. Francesca Gino, professor at Harvard Business School, explains that unconscious biases “cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others.” But there are ways for HR to help its teams become more conscious of their biases and take steps to eliminate them for fairer hiring outcomes.

Whitepaper: How Technology Is Changing Employment Background Screening

The complexity of pre-employment screening and the associated technologies that drive it have changed radically during the past decade. However, the problem is that the largest providers and the investment engines, such as private equity who backed them in the first round of development and the second round of adaptation, have not been persuaded or […]