When It Looks Too Good to Be True…

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Let’s face it—ending any kind of relationship can be hard. Even if it’s just one of your business’ vendors, letting go of a long-term partner can be tough. However, when it comes to employment screening, the wrong vendor could be putting you at financial risk or sending you reports that don’t meet your standards. Here are the five warning signs that it’s time to dump your background checking company:
  1. Their turnaround times are a little too perfect. KRESS completes ...
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Determining if an Applicant Can Contribute Autonomously

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There are many mistakes inexperienced interviewers can make, but among the most common is looking for a positive attitude in applicants. While a positive attitude is a great trait, focusing on this aspect too much can mask the most important trait both managers and employees need in order to create a productive environment and meet department goals. What is the most important trait? The ability to work autonomously.

Falling into the myth that candidates with likable, positive personalities will perform ...

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What Los Angeles’s Ban the Box Initiative Means for Your Business

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By now, you’ve most likely heard of the “Ban the Box” initiatives that are passing in cities and states across the country. Los Angeles is the latest city to approve an ordinance stating that businesses that employ 10 or more employees and contractors doing business with the city are subject to new requirements limiting background checks of potential hires.

For employers in Los Angeles, the new ordinance includes several new restrictions and requirements focused on background checking, including the following:

  • Inquiries cannot ...
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3 Legal News Trends You Need to Know in 2017

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2016 was a busy year for human resources professionals. Many new laws and policies were passed around the country that will come into effect in 2017. Among the legal trends were many new rules that could significantly impact your company in the coming year. From scheduling to overtime payments, these new laws mean an adjustment period is coming for HR professionals and business owners. For a recap of the top legal trends of the year, keep reading.

 

CEO Pay Ratios

This year, ...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Better Career in 2017

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Many of us make New Year’s resolutions that are aimed at improving our personal lives or our family life. But what about our careers? Improving our lives at the office can lead to less stress both at home and in the office. When choosing your resolution this year, consider one that is aimed at your career and that’s realistic. Here are a few that are both realistic and sure you make you the office superstar in no time:

Make sleep a ...

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3 Tips for Coming Back to a Simpler Inbox After Vacation

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As HR managers, we receive emails from nearly every employee, as well as countless vendors. The many emails received in a day add up to one thing if we’re out of the office for over a week or even just a few days–inbox chaos! Email is our primary method of communication in our professional lives, so it’s important to maintain your inbox and carefully sort through every email so as not to miss important information. So how do you sort ...

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7 Facts That Show Why You Need to Background Check

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  • It costs $7,000 to replace a salaried employee, $10,000 to replace a mid-level employee and $40,000 to replace a senior executive.
    Source: Recruiting Times
  • 9% of job applicants falsely claimed they had a college degree, listed false employers or identified jobs that didn’t exist.
    Source: Resume Inflation: Two Wrongs May Mean No Rights, by Barbara Kat Repa, Nolo .com, 8/801
  • As many as 30 percent of job seekers exaggerate their accomplishments, and about 10 percent “seriously misrepresent” their backgrounds.
    Source: The Complete ...
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Protecting Company Data When Employees Travel: A Weekend Roundup

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It’s the busiest travel season of the year. That means you and your employees are taking off to visit family and friends and celebrate the holidays, but many employees will also take their work with them. As a business owner or manager, this is great news! Employees will continue working throughout their holidays and keep the company on target—until disaster strikes. If an employee loses a device or leaves it open to hackers, your business’ sensitive data could be at ...

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