A Social Security Number Trace Can Give Excellent Information about a Prospective Employee

It’s tough being an employer in the 21st century. You run a business, you have to hire employees, create an effective training program for your employees to help them learn and develop, yet if you take them at face value and work on your own gut instincts you can get yourself into a lot of trouble with the law if you get things wrong.

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Why Using an Employee Applicant Tracking System Makes Your Life Easier

If you need to hire employees on a regular basis for your business an employee applicant tracking system can save you a considerable amount of time and, as a consequence, money. Our state-of-the-art applicant tracking system lets you enter your criteria for a new employee and then filters out applicants who do not meet your requirements.

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For Many Businesses, Regular Employee Drug Testing is Important

It is a fact that some 22 million Americans over the age of 12 use illegal drugs: that equates to about 9% of the total population. What that means is that if you employee about 200 people and you don’t undertake any form of drug testing, about 20 of your employees are using drugs. It could be a little more, or it might be a bit less, but that is the ball park figure.

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As Part of Comprehensive Employee Screening Services, Background Profiles® Announces Update to Information Pages on e-Verify and I-9 Compliance

October 25, 2016 – Pleasant Hill, California. Background Profiles, an employee screening and background check service, is proud to announce that the company has updated two key information pages on the timely topics of e-Verify and I-9 compliance. Under current law, many employers are required to pro-actively verify employee eligibility for work in the United States. The newly updated pages help employers educate themselves about how to outsource some of this workload to a sophisticated employee screening service.

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Who Should Carry out Employee Background Checks? Nearly Everyone Involved

It seems obvious that an employee background check should be carried out BEFORE hiring a new employee, but it is surprising just how many employers don’t carry out background checks before doing so. This is possibly because they consider that using the services of a pre-employment background check company is only going to increase the cost of hiring. However, the truth is that the benefits far outweigh the cost of carrying out a check.

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Screening Potential Employees is the Way for Employers to Protect Themselves

There are so many rules and regulations surrounding employment in the 21st century that it is sometimes difficult for many employers fully to understand them all. This is because the level of knowledge needed for jobs has never been this high so while employers are scrutinizing every part of what an applicant has submitted – whether that’s looking at their query letter format or previous experience – it’s only fair that the employers are held to this same level of scrutiny to ensure everyone is being treated fairly.

If you are not an HR manager engaged in hiring on a day-to-day basis, but simply run a small business with a need to hire a new employee only now and again, then it is very likely that you will not be fully conversant with every aspect of the law. It is very easy to make a mistake. For this reason, some small businesses may choose to outsource the hiring of employees or use the services of a local employee leasing company to find qualified and suitable employees for whatever position is needed.

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