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Archive for May, 2017

What Adverse Action is and Why You Should Care

You may not know this, but background screening is a highly regulated industry. If your organization gets background checks from a screening company, it’s important to be aware of the various laws and regulations that affect the industry. It’s especially important to know what Adverse Action is and why you should care.Due in large part […]

With Background Checks, Instant Gratification Can Be Deadly

When it comes to doing employment background checks, most companies want to get the background information as quickly as possible, but with background checks, instant gratification can be deadly. Whenever you cut corners with a background check, the potential to omit valuable information or to obtain inaccurate information is substantially increased.  The number one reason that […]

Avoid Getting Sued Over Background Check Forms

Tens of thousands of companies across America today are at risk for a crippling lawsuit because they conduct employment background checks and the form they make their applicants read and sign, authorizing the background check, contains language that is not legally permitted. By reading this blog, reviewing your disclosure & authorization form, and consulting legal […]

Easiest, Fastest Background Checks for Houston Staffing Agencies

SafestHires is a veteran-owned employment screening company that provides the easiest, fastest background checks for Houston staffing agencies and HR departments.First, we like to open every blog by referencing our referral program, which totally rocks. Please check it out if you have time.If you’re a Houston company that requires employment background checks, SafestHires has everything you […]

A Real Win-Win-Win Situation

Who doesn’t love a win-win situation?For example, you and some colleagues decide to grab a bite and you agree to drive. Chances are, one of them will pick up your tab and this is a win-win. Awesome. But when’s the last time you encountered a win-win-win situation?You’ve probably never even heard of one of these, […]

Easy Background Checks, Self Order or Candidate Order

When it comes to ordering background checks, you want the process to be fast and easy. Having access to a clean, user-friendly system can make a world of difference.We’ve been told that the SafestHires background screening system is the cleanest and easiest system people have ever seen. The user-interface is modern, the system is very easy […]

Easiest, Fastest Background Checks for Dallas Staffing Agencies

SafestHires is a veteran-owned employment screening company that provides the easiest, fastest background checks for Dallas staffing agencies and HR departments.  If you’re a Dallas company that requires employment background checks, SafestHires has everything you need. From criminal and civil record searches, to driving records, drug testing, verifications, references and even the FACIS sanctions database for […]

Pennsylvania Ban the Box Policy Will Apply to State Jobs

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that state agencies will “Ban the Box” under his new Fair-Chance hiring policy, removing criminal history questions from non-civil service employment applications for agencies under his jurisdiction.  This new policy will take effect July 1, 2017. The Office of Administration will provide guidance and training to agencies prior to implementation […]

Avoiding Negligent Hiring Claims

Whether you are starting a business, hiring your first employee, engaging 1099 support or expanding your HR department, you need to familiarize yourself with the concept of negligent hiring.Knowing about negligent hiring and avoiding negligent hiring claims will enable you to avoid circumstances that might lead to costly lawsuits and reputation problems for your company.  Negligent […]

Making Employment Background Checks Easy

The war for talent is incredibly competitive, which means the tools used to attract, engage and onboard candidates should be fast and easy.One of the tools in the process is the employment background check.If your company uses an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), and your screening vendor is integrated with this system, this can make it […]