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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

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

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

Employers Must Know These Things About COVID-19 and the ADA

Posted by EEOC

Jul 27, 2020 1:30:36 PM

Data Facts strives to share timely information that our employer clients can use to assist them in keeping their organizations viable and successful. This is information that first appeared on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website. 

Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Exams

How much information may an employer request from an employee who calls in sick, in order to protect the rest of its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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Topics: EEOC, employer compliance, hiring process, Coronavirus, COVID-19, regulatory changes

10 Predictions on How COVID-19 Will Permanently Affect the Workplace

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 22, 2020 8:42:16 AM

The Coronavirus has upended just about everything. We all want to see our lives get back to normal, but what will that mean? The future is murky, and we all agree there will be some permanent changes to the world. These are bound to alter our working environment.

Looking into the the next few months and years to what this means for us, and we see a considerable change in certain aspects of the workplace. Here are 10 predictions on how COVID-19 will permanently impact the workplace.

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Topics: hiring process, company culture, Coronavirus, COVID-19

I-9 Requirements to Verify Identity Relaxed May 1, 2020

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 6, 2020 3:50:02 PM

The Coronavirus pandemic hit just about every facet of business hard, and the hiring process didn't escape. Regulations set beforehand are not realistic to enforce during the lock down and social distancing. A recent Data Facts blog post discussed DHS relaxing I-9 requirements due to COVID-19, allowing job candidates to complete I-9 forms remotely. 

Now the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, as of May 1, 2020, 

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Topics: Employment screening policy, hiring process, COVID-19, I-9 requirement

Spring Clean Your Hiring Docs: How Long Should You Keep 'Em?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 23, 2020 10:08:39 AM

Disclaimer: The following article is not offered as business or legal advice. Data Facts is not a law firm and does not offer legal or business consulting advice. This article is not intended as a substitute for the legal advice of an attorney knowledgeable of the issues covered as they relate to a user’s individual circumstances.

Do your folders, whether paper or digital, look like something you might see on an episode of “Hoarders”? Do you know you need to clean them out, but you don’t know where to begin? Then you’re at the right place.

It’s intimidating deciding which hiring docs you need to hang on to and which ones to trash. After all, there’s that fear of “what if I need ‘em” permeating every toss. It’s enough to cause you to give up and shove them all back into folders to clog your files for eternity.

Here’s a clear-cut plan to effectively spring clean you hiring docs without worrying about ditching something valuable.

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Topics: Best Practices, hiring process, Hiring docs, record retention, document destruction

Cincinnati OH Prohibited Salary History Question

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 9, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Portions of this article were originally posted on the Proskauer website and can be accessed here

Cincinnati, Ohio passed an ordinance prohibiting employers from asking for salary history from job applicants, effective 03/13/2020.

This recently passed law prohibits employers from asking job applicants for their salary history. Under the Ordinance, employers with 15 or more employees located within the City of Cincinnati may not ask about or rely on the prior salary history of prospective employees in determining their starting salary.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, hiring process, salary history ban, cincinnati, salary history question

Bob and Weave: Changes to Keep HR Effective During COVID-19

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 7, 2020 10:30:00 AM

To say 2020 came in like a fire breathing dragon on a drunken bender is putting it mildly. But don’t let business complications stemming from COVID-19 knock you off your game. HR must move forward in their efforts to serve their company’s job applicants and employees well.

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Topics: background check, criminal records search, background checks, hiring process, candidate experience, Coronavirus, COVID-19, QuickApp

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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.