Research Shows One-Third of Applicants Think Hiring is Unfair

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One of the HR topics to make mainstream news in recent months is the Ban-the-Box ordinances that are popping up around the nation. One of the driving forces behind these laws is the most common opinion among job applicants: that hiring is unfair. A recent survey found that one-third of job seekers think that hiring is unfair. So how can employers combat this common thought? Let’s dig into the numbers.

 

The study found that a third of people think that ...

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Onboarding Practices Every Company Should Have

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Finally! The long, tiring interview process is over. Your candidate passed the background check and drug test. You’re confident that they’re the right fit for the job. Don’t get too excited, however. The hard part has just started. Onboarding can be complicated and stressful for the new hire and their team, but with a well-thought-out plan, you can make the process seamless.

 

The most common reason why new hires leave their positions so early is that the position didn’t meet ...

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Why You Need to Screen Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers

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At a nonprofit, every employee wears multiple hats. That’s why we’ve made our background checking service for volunteers so simple for both the nonprofit and its volunteers. We receive calls at KRESS daily from nonprofit managers looking to learn more about volunteer screening. It only takes a few minutes to complete the necessary documents to run a background check, and in exchange, your nonprofit and those you serve can rest easy knowing that they’re working in a safe environment. Want ...

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How to Identify Great Leaders

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Some of the most challenging positions to hire for, whether you’re hiring externally or promoting from within, are leadership roles. Think back to your less-than-desirable managers or team leaders in the past. Many of them had no business in their role at all—not everyone is capable of successfully leading a team. If you find yourself seeking a leadership position or are already in one, there are a few things you can keep in mind to ensure your success. If you’re ...

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Why You Should Background Check Freelancers

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While most employers use background checking services for their full-time and hourly employees, many employers fail to carry this important practice over to their contingent workforce. This can open up employers to risks they wouldn’t usually take with their in-house employees. However, a simple background check can potentially save employers time and money if things go sour with a freelance employee.

 

Many of the reasons for screening contingent workers are the same as these for full-time employees. While freelancers may work ...

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Background Checks 101: Why Compliance Should Be Your Top Priority

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Complying with the laws and regulations surrounding background checks is the most important part of KRESS’ screening process, and it should be your priority, too. We know that understanding and following these laws can be complicated—there are regulations at every level of government, from local and state to federal. That’s why we make it our job to take on these challenges for our clients to help them hire the best.

It’s possible to discover that a job candidate lied on their ...

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Weekend Roundup: Employee’s Offensive Speech on Social Media Not Protected

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A recent court case decision sided with an employer on a matter that has become a rising concern in the workplace: offensive speech on social media. While the monitoring of employees’ online communications can run into the First Amendment rights of public-sector employees, a public department’s interests in managing its internal affairs can outweigh the public interest of an employee’s speech. This is the case when employees make posts on social media that are offensive, according to 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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Weekend Roundup: Benefits Expanding Beyond Health to Volunteering, Financial Planning

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Across the U.S. there has been a boom in wellness trends. From our grocery carts to fitness watches, Americans are becoming more interested in maintaining their health and overall well-being. In HR, this has translated to an expansion of benefits for larger companies, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. These new trends include overall health and wellness, financial planning, and community volunteering opportunities.

 

The survey included responses from 141 large and midsize corporations throughout the U.S, and respondents were asked ...

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