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Susan McCullah

Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager for Data Facts Background Screening Division.
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5 Background Check Mistakes that Can Derail Your 2021 Hiring Success

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM

As we look at 2020 in the rearview mirror, our thoughts turn to the year ahead. New Years marks a fresh start and a chance to do things better than we did in years past.

HR professionals should take this time to think about their hiring process and how they can improve it. After all, with the vaccine on the horizon for everyone, 2021 is bound to shake things up in the workforce in a variety of ways.

Making sure you crush the hiring process, land A-players, and onboard them successfully is a top priority in 2021. Unfortunately, there may be actions you’re currently taking that work against you. Here are 6 background check mistakes that can derail your 2021 hiring success.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, background screening company, background screen, background checks, salary history question

Colorado Salary History Question Ban in Effect

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jan 22, 2021 2:28:56 PM

Colorado is the newest state to follow the trend of banning the salary history question on the application and during the interviewing process. 

The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act law, which was signed by the governor in May 2019, took effect on January 1, 2021. 

What Is the Law?

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Topics: Colorado, Good hiring practices, Compliance, salary history ban, salary history question

Background Screening Trends that Are Either IN or OUT for 2021

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 29, 2020 10:15:27 AM

Just like fashion, background screening changes every year. Some things that were in one year are out the other. While certain staples make up a background check, the way we use the information evolves.

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Topics: background screening company, criminal records search, background checks, background screening practices, employer compliance, salary history ban

Is Your Driver Screening and Monitoring Process on the Right Road?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 16, 2020 2:30:00 PM

HR is responsible for many important actions regarding a company’s employees. One of the main risks to an organization is employing unsafe drivers. An employee who operates a vehicle as part of their job opens the business up to potential lawsuits and fines in several ways.

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Topics: MVR, Motor Vehicle Records, Employer hot topics, background checks, driver screening, driver screening and monitoring process

Top 10 List for Hiring (and Keeping) High-Quality Talent

Posted by Susan McCullah

Dec 8, 2020 10:55:04 AM

2020 has handed us a wildly unexpected ride that the history books will be writing about for decades to come. Realistically, however, our businesses must go on and strive to profitable.

This takes top talent.

How can HR professionals make sure they are hiring the cream of the crop, and what can they do to keep them once they snag them? Read on for our top 10 list for hiring and keeping high-quality talent.

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Topics: hiring process, Hiring Trends, Hiring Top Talent

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

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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.