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Employment Background Checks May Sharpen Your Recruitment Efforts 08/14/2018
Employment background checks were once considered a luxury among small business owners — a practice worth pursuing, but not essential to the recruiting and hiring process. In today's heated battle for talent, pre-employment background checks have taken on a new urgency.
Background checks offer clear benefits to employers, which may include:
Hiring high-caliber candidates.
Seeing reduced employee turnover (along with related expenses).
Limiting exposure to claims of negligent hiring practices.
"A thorough background check helps employers find quality talent, while flagging issues that could cost the company money or their reputation," notes Catherine Aldrich, vice president of operations, a leading provider of background screening services. "Landing top talent quickly is critical in a competitive job market, but it is just as important to ensure that these individuals aren't introducing risk to…
Workplace Violence: It Can Happen  Anywhere HUMAN RESOURCES ARTICLE 08/04/2016

Varying degrees of workplace violence can happen anywhere and at any time. According to OSHA, nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, yet many more cases go unreported. While there’s no standard or regulation applicable to workplace violence, OSHA does have a General Duty Clause that it enforces, which states among other things that each employer “shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.” While workplace violence may happen anywhere at any time, it may also be instigated by anyone. Violent behaviors may come from a white-collar employee, a blue-collar worker, or a third party–such as customers or an employee's partner. What are some common factors or warning signs to be on the lookout for in the w…

Workplace Violence...Are you and your staff protected??

Workplace Violence: It Can Happen Anywhere HUMAN RESOURCES ARTICLE 08/04/2016

Varying degrees of workplace violence can happen anywhere, and at any time. According to OSHA, nearly 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year, yet many more cases go unreported. While there’s no standard or regulation applicable to workplace violence, OSHA does have a General Duty Clause that it enforces, which states among other things that each employer “shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death of serious physical harm to his employees.” While workplace violence may happen anywhere at any time, it may also be instigated by anyone. Violent behaviors may come from a white-collar employee, a blue-collar worker, or a third party–such as customers or an employee's partner. What are some common factors or warning signs to be on the lookout for in the …

Are you and you're company at risk? If you’re pre-employment screening does not include background checks and drug testing for every new hire the answer is YES! And running a $9.95 national or federal criminal check with a fee based database is NOT mitigating your company’s risk. Every size company from small to large should be running a comprehensive screening that should include; county, state, ssn trace, sex offender, reference checks, drug testing also driving record & credit (where applicable). Comprehensive background checks cost as little as $17.95 per new hire…isn’t your company’s future worth this minimal investment? Contact SEG for more information!

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10 Reasons to Run a Pre-Employment Background CheckBy Michael Klazema
It goes without saying that every time a business needs to fill an open work position, there are a few steps that need to be taken. The job description needs to be published online, for instance, so that interested parties can submit applications for consideration. The employer then needs to sift through these applications, pick out qualified candidates, and set up interviews. Some employment processes consist of phone interviews followed by in-person interviews. And the interviews usually give the employer the information they need to make an educated hiring decision. But wait a second! The narrative outlined above is missing one of the core elements of any employment screening process: the background check. Think you don't need to run a background check to make the right hiring decision? Th…

Why You Should Consider Conducting Employee Screening and Background Checks

Why You Should Consider Conducting Employee Screening and Background Checks HCM ARTICLE
Hiring employees involves many risks — from bringing on underqualified staff that can damage your brand's reputation to the legal risks you're assuming for an individual's behavior once they are on your payroll. An employee background check and screening programcan help minimize risks by identifying inaccuracies on resumes, a history of bad behavior, or those who could put your company at risk for legal violations. Here’s a look at why businesses should consider investing in background checks and employee screening. Resume Dishonesty Is a Growing Problem According to one study, 58 percent of hiring managers have seen false information on a candidate's resume, and this problem is only getting worse; one third of managers noted an increase in exaggerations and misleading statements on resumes since unemployment rates rose in recent years. And lying on a resume could indicate other behavior…
Why Inaccurate Background Checks are Risky Business!  HCM Article

Data is one of your company's most important assets; it can help you make smart decisions and manage the activities associated with overseeing your team. But employee data can be compromised by inaccurate background checks. False or incorrect information found during a background check can impact businesses in different ways. For example, reporting incorrect information to government agencies may result in fines or penalties. Still, according to one Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) study, 53 percent of companies don't use background checks in their hiring process. Here's more on why a strong background check process can be essential for your company and how to get started.
What Are Background Checks? Background checks can be an important step in your hiring process. Where permitted, they may allow a prospective employer to understand a candidate's history, including whether they have a criminal h…