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Five Actions HR Should Take If Someone Doesn't Pass A Background Check

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 23, 2016 9:45:30 AM

So, you found a job candidate that seems well-qualified, honest, and ready to fill your open position.

When you receive their background screening report, however, you see that, Ba-Bam, they are not going to work out.

Perhaps their background check uncovered a felony   

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Topics: background check, Background screening, Litigation avoidance, background screening practices, Good hiring practices, employer compliance

What Employers Must Know About A Social Security Trace

Posted by Johnna Leeds

May 17, 2016 11:49:22 AM

The Social Security Number Trace, AKA “Alias Search” is a vital step in the background check process. Employers must understand its advantages as well as its limitations before utilizing it in their hiring process in order to maintain hiring compliance.

A social security trace IS: 

  • A powerful investigative tool that may provide information on an individual’s name, history, present and past addresses, and movement patterns based upon the applicant’s Social Security Number. 
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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Employment screening policy, background screen, background check, Good hiring practices, Compliance, social security trace, background check services

Data Facts Talks Turkey About Background Screening

Posted by datafactssolutions

Nov 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The end of the year is also a time businesses need to look at their practices, and make sure they have the best hiring system possible going into the New Year.
This should include reviewing and revamping your background screening policy.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, background screen, background check, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Why Do Background Screening? Job Seekers Can Buy References for 100 Bucks

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 29, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Taken from Business Insider

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Topics: reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Good hiring practices

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

Background Screening for New Employees: What It Is, and What It's Not

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 17, 2015 9:29:00 AM

The majority of employers understand the need for background checks, but still may not fully realize the best way to utilize these reports to make smart, but still compliant, hiring decisions. 

Here are a few quick points of what background screening for new employees is, and what it is not. 

It is: a way to minimize the risk of making a bad hiring decision. Information in an applicant's background can give evidence to the person's work ethic and honesty. 

It's not: a way to discriminate against individuals. While the background check may uncover negative information, it shouldn't be used to discriminate against protected classes. Make certain you background screening policy is fair and consistent, and fits with the job responsibilities. For example, a janitor in a warehouse shouldn't be judged by a credit report, as it has no bearing on the position. 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, background screen, background check, resume lies, Good hiring practices

5 Ways Background Screening Increases Your Bottom Line

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 2, 2015 2:09:50 PM

Savvy HR professionals understand that, in business, all roads eventually lead back to the all-important bottom line. Operating with any other goal will take you off course quickly. 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, background check, Good hiring practices, Data Facts

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.