Tag: Jobs

Employment Screening Should Be As Dynamic As Your Work Force

The business world today is a dynamic place where professionals with multiple specialties are called upon in enterprising ways to get many jobs done. What this means for employers is that a pre-employment background check can no longer be a cookie-cutter operation, the same simple reports generated for every individual...

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Background Checks Ferret Out Those Who Use “Diploma Mills”

If you're an employer and you're not familiar with the term "diploma mill", you should be. Diploma mills are made-up educational institutions where individuals can essentially pay for a copy of a diploma that looks real. Thus, when they apply for jobs, they can say they have a BA, BS, MBA... even JD. Fortunately, background checks can and do ferret out such deceptions.

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Do You Background Check for Every Position?

There's a philosophy among some business owners (and even HR managers) that not every job requires a background check. After all, the theory goes, some people's jobs lead them to have very little access to money, equipment, customers, etc. So are background checks really necessary in those cases?

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Talk about Background Checks During Interviews

Do you have a policy of background checking your best applicants before they are offered jobs?  If so, you’ll want to mention this fact in your interviews. What does bringing up the subject do?  First and foremost, it allows any applicant to “come clean” about something not-so-great on their records. ...

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Applicants Who Lie, part II – Jobs Held

You’re browsing through the resume of a potential applicant and he/she looks pretty impressive on paper.  There are a number of management positions and responsibilities that he/she has held, and that’s exactly what you need for your position.  So you give him/her a call and offer a face-to-face meeting. The interview goes...

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