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Background Screen Like A Ninja: Four Critical Points to Ponder

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The turtle may win the race, but the ninja employer stays in business!

 Today, company's face more challenges that ever before. Increased competition, greater regulation, and pricier raw materials all play major roles in a business's success or failure. 

Effective hiring practices also weigh heavily on a company's bottom line. Good hiring decisions result in great employees who build the company up, but bad employees, well, can tank it before your very eyes. It's essential for hiring managers to invest strategic thought into how they find and bring on top notch employees. 

Here are four points to ponder if you want to run a background check like a ninja. 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, background screening company, Good hiring practices, Data Facts, best onboarding practices, Reduce Employee Turnover

4 Smart Ways to Combat Healthcare HR Growing Pains

Posted by Ginger Nixon

May 18, 2015 1:51:24 PM

With the adoption of health information technology (HIT) and the promotion of a nationwide health information exchange, healthcare organizations are finding themselves with changing HR needs. 

HR has to ensure its hospitals, nursing homes and managed care providers are staffed with qualified employees and address the ongoing demands HIT implementations have on their workforce.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. will add 5.6 million healthcare and social assistance jobs through 2020.  As one of the fastest growing sectors, here are four tips to alleviate healthcare HR growing pains:

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Topics: Background screening, Good hiring practices, HR Professionals, best onboarding practices, Reduce Employee Turnover, Healthcare HR

The Big Dogs: How to Screen Top Level New Hires

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 16, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Are you using the same background checks on the Big Kahunas that you use to screen everybody

 else?

The answer should be NO.

The big dogs are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way you screen them should be, too. 

Whether hiring a top level manager, financial executive, or sales executive, employers should give thoughtful and extensive consideration when making an offer for a high ranking position

Why should the hiring process of senior level executives be different?

The first reason is the liability to the company’s reputation. The news is full of examples of executives who faked their education, provided fraudulent references, or who were out and out criminals!  Making a bad decision in hiring a top level executive can cause great damage to a company’s reputation. Just one PR nightmare can take years to clean up.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, background screening company, executive hiring, best onboarding practices

How Your Background Screening Vendor Can Make You Miss a Good Hire

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jul 21, 2014 1:44:00 PM

Ted is a fabulous employee who is looking for a job. Ted is interviewing with 2 companies at the same time, and is offered a position with both, pending background checks. Company A uses a background screening company that is slow to respond. Company B's background screener is fast in returning results. Company B receives Ted's background check days before Company A, and they end up with Ted. Company A loses out. 

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Topics: Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, background check, 2014 hiring, Good hiring practices, Data Facts, best onboarding practices

Onboarding Program Killers: 15 Common Errors to Avoid

Posted by Stacie Shelton

Jul 3, 2014 9:48:00 AM

Onboarding programs rank high on the list of HR programs that get little respect or attention. When managed well, onboarding programs can have a dramatic and measurable impact on employee productivity, retention, employment brand, service/product quality, workplace safety, and future hiring success.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, 2014 hiring, Good hiring practices, Best Practices, best onboarding practices

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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.