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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

Don't Get Stuck With A Bad Hire! Verify Your Applicants!

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 23, 2014 9:07:00 AM

VERIFY! VERIFY! VERIFY

Employers who do not perform a thorough background check on potential employees are opening themselves to increased risks of choosing a bad hire, hiring lawsuits, and embarrassing public gaffs.

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Topics: Criminal records, Employment Eligibility Verification, Reduce Employee Turnover, education

Reduce Employee Turnover in 10 Steps

Posted by Cynthia Thompson, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jul 9, 2014 3:26:17 PM

Are you losing valuable employees?  There are two types of turnover that concern HR professionals and CEOs – voluntary turnover where people quit, and involuntary turnover where you fire people. Your total turnover is a combination of both. Should you only be concerned about voluntary turnover? Or should you also be concerned about those who left because they were fired? The answer is you should be concerned about both because both, if excessive, is a sign that there are problems with your management.

Let’s take voluntary turnover first. Why are people leaving your company? What is your benchmark? Are more people leaving this year than left the year before? What is the industry standard? Are they going to a competitor for more money? (Let’s hope so, because you can fix this.) Or are they leaving because they hate their supervisor?

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Cynthia Thompson, HR Professionals, Best Practices, Reduce Employee Turnover

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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.