Most of us have simply given up on trying to get meaningful references on job applicants. From frustrating experiences calling applicants’ former employers … Read more
There’s Still Time to Evaluate Your Background Screening Program in 2014
Let me officially be the last person to wish you a Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why should you wait … Read more
How to Accidentally Hire a Convicted Felon
Does this sound like something that would never happen in your business? You might be right, but there is only one way to make sure. This is what happened … Read more
Four Steps to Make Sure You Get Accurate Criminal Background Checks
After months of searching, you finally found the perfect candidate for your (insert job here) role. This guy or gal has everything you’re looking for: … Read more
Do American Idol Background Checks Discriminate Against Minorities?
File this one away under the category of, “You Can’t Make this S%#* Up.” The EEOC has cleared the path for 10 former contestants of the show American … Read more
Withholding Employee References: It’s Time to Stop the Insanity
Editor’s Note: Sometimes, readers ask about past TLNT articles they may have missed. That’s why on Fridays we republish a Classic TLNT post some of you … Read more
Why It Pays to Always Run a Background Check
The last guy you interviewed looked pretty good. He made eye contact and wore a nice suit. He graduated summa cum laude, his resume says. Plus, you have a … Read more
Should Employers Ask Candidates for Their Facebook Passwords?
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) which helps individuals protect their right to … Read more
8 Ways the Reference Process Can Help You Find (and Land) Great Candidates
Most know references to be a tool for checking a candidate’s background, but reference-related factors can also be one of the simplest, cheapest, and … Read more
5 Ways to Evaluate Top Talent and Eliminate Job Search Bias
Evaluating top talent for open positions becomes much simpler when you eliminate one commonality of the job search – biases. The majority of the materials … Read more
Hiring Wisdom: Do You Know the Truth About Checking References?
When it comes to checking job applicant references, you might reasonably think that a great reference means you’ll be getting a great employee. You might … Read more