10 FAQs About Employee Background Checks

Written on:May 12, 2014
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You hear about it in the news, on the radio, and on television every day.  Cases of workplace violence on the rise. Embezzlement on the rise. Sexual harassment on the rise. Background checks on all future hires are even MORE important than ever before to the success of your organization! 

There are a lot of questions about background checks, but where can you find an expert that will put your mind at ease?  Well, we’ve gathered some of those questions and answers right here for you in this infographic titled 10 FAQ About Background Checks.

We hope you consider the importance of conducting employee background checks as you review this valuable insight provided by our friends over at backgroundchecks.com

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HR True Story: Walking the Line and Remaining Strong in Your Values

Written on:April 3, 2014
Human Resource Work Life

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Voluntary Benefits Add Value to Compensation Plans for 2014

Written on:February 7, 2014
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HR Department of One – Making the Most of Lunch Breaks

Written on:January 21, 2014
HR Lunch Breaks

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Human Resources: Is Google Helpouts a New Option for Contract Workers?

Written on:January 9, 2014
Google Hangouts HR outsourcing

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When Bad Weather Strikes – An HR Manager’s Guide to Unscheduled Time Off Requests

Written on:January 6, 2014
Bad weather employee time off

In the last few months, as numerous storms have swept across the USA, it’s not surprising that the amount of time off requests coming in to the HR office have been high for many employers. This is usually the norm, because employees have to deal with their children, personal property, and other responsibilities when the weather turns sour. No employer wants to put employees at risk of death or injury…