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Susan McCullah

Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager for Data Facts Background Screening Division.
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Athens to Zanzibar: How Are You Screening International Candidates?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 3, 2020 1:23:19 PM

There was a time when most people lived their entire lives in one or two area codes. That has changed dramatically. With the internet and easy travel, people are moving further away and more often. When you’re trying to hire the best job candidates, you may find they’ve spent significant time living, studying, or working in another country. Just ordering a background check on the current county or state they reside in now may miss something. How can you make sure their background check returns all the information you need to see?

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Topics: criminal records search, background checks, international background screening, hiring process

10 Reasons HR Should Background Check Current Employees

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 1, 2020 12:24:57 PM

Smart HR Professionals know that mediocre employees can, with time and coaching, sometimes become high performers. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.

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Topics: Employment screening policy, background checks, employer compliance, background check current employees

They're Heeeere! The No-Holds-Barred Truth About Hiring Gen Z

Posted by Susan McCullah

Nov 19, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Everyone's talked about the Millennials forever, and with good reason. They're a huge generation and the first one to be raised with the internet. However, there’s a new topic in town, and it’s going to be just as interesting to hear about as the Millennials have been for the past decade. Gen Z is growing up, and is going to affect the workplace, and the world, in a variety of ways. It’s vital that HR professionals understand who Gen Z is, how they differ from Millennials, and how to hire them successfully.

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Topics: Millennials, Gen Z, Hiring Gen Z, Hiring Trends

Rise Above the Fray and Land the Best Seasonal Workers

Posted by Susan McCullah

Nov 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The wild ride of 2020 may have left you dreading the upcoming holiday season. On the other hand, employers may be looking at this time of year to entice customers into doing business with them so they can end the year out of the red.

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Topics: Hiring, Holiday tips, hiring process, seasonal hiring

Filling Seats: How to Counteract Boomers’ Exits

Posted by Susan McCullah

Nov 5, 2020 12:25:54 PM

For decades, the Baby Boomers have been the primary workforce in every industry across the United States. At 75 million strong, they are a powerhouse of experience and talent. However, roughly half of them are already retired and many other ones have their eyes on doing so within the next decade. This generation holds important jobs and their exits from the workforce could impact several industries-healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing specifically-negatively and create a long-term skills gap.

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Topics: Older workers, Baby Boomers, Employer hot topics

7 Questions Your Background Screener Should Be Able to Answer for You

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 30, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Running a background check on your potential employees is a smart, easy, cost-effective way to gain insight into their history, experience, and behaviors. Serious issues that may not be apparent on a person’s CV or in the interview may be uncovered with a simple criminal records search or employment verification.

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Topics: Criminal records, background screen, background check, background checks, background screening practices, hiring process, choosing the best vendors

Do Your Background Checks Cost Too Much? Read This

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM

We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for” but do any of us follow those words of wisdom all the time? Cheaper prices are tempting because it lets us keep money in our pocket to spend on other things.

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Topics: Background screening, background checks, Vendor Management, choosing the best vendors, background screening process

Quotes from Famous People that Relate to HR

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 17, 2020 10:55:55 AM

The Human Resources profession is challenging during a normal year, and 2020 can be classified as anything but normal. 2020 may have beat and battered you until you feel like you have no energy left. It’s important to take time to nourish your soul and remind yourself that what you do it crucial to your company. While the people who made these statements weren’t directing them to HR at the time, they are certainly relevant. Here are quotes from famous people that, if you think about it, relate directly to HR.

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Topics: HR competencies, company culture, Human Resources, workplace safety

North Carolina Decides to "Ban the Box"

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 2, 2020 1:43:20 PM

In the past few years, there has been a growing trend of eliminating the box on the job application that asks if the applicant has prior criminal convictions. This is know as the "Ban the Box" movement. North Carolina is the latest in a long line of states and other municipalities to pass "Ban the Box" guidance. 

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Topics: North Carolina, Criminal records, Good hiring practices, Ban the Box, unlawful discriminatory hiring practice, regulatory changes

Background Checks: COVID-19 Testing & Monitoring Returning Employees

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 25, 2020 9:12:07 AM

States are opening back up and organizations are starting to bring work-from-home employees, as well as furloughed ones, back to their original work spaces. However, employers can’t simply open the doors and proceed as though everything is back to normal. COVID-19 is still a serious concern and spreading it is as easy as it’s ever been.

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Topics: Background screening, COVID-19, workplace safety, COVID-19 screening

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.