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4 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Process

Most HR Professionals have experienced losing an “A” candidate due to delays in the hiring process. A recent study published by Management Recruiters International (MRI) showed that “47% of declined offers in 2015 were due to candidates accepting other jobs” between application and offer. A statistic that was “up 10% from the first half of […]

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Somebody Isn’t Thinking

There are dozens of famous (and some infamous) quotes attributed to U.S. General George S. Patton. And at one time or another in my career I have used most of them, whether it be for a sales meeting, business presentation or occasionally when counseling my children. I know, I’m even asking myself as I reread […]

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How to Handle National Criminal Database Searches

As part of your hiring process, do you currently run ONLY a national criminal database search on your applicants? If so, you’re making a mistake. A criminal database search, while certainly very helpful, should only be used as a supplement to further research, which typically includes county criminal, federal, state, etc. The most common misconception […]

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Drug Testing: Marijuana and Positive Results

Many companies throughout the U.S. not only run background checks on their applicants, but they also perform a drug screening. There are many different types of drug panels that companies can run on potential employees, with a 10-panel urinalysis being the most common. This type of drug panel searches the top five street drugs (cocaine, […]

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How to Handle E-Verify Obligations for Acquired Employees

If you are utilizing the Government’s right to work program, E-Verify, you may be interested in the following. Many organizations grow through acquisition. Expanding into a new territory or market can bring great opportunities for a growing company. But, how do these acquisitions impact HR, particularly when it comes to participation in E-Verify? As the […]

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SELECTiON.COM® Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business

SELECTiON.COM® is now officially a government certified veteran-owned small business. While SELECTiON.COM® has always been veteran-owned, they now have the stamp of approval from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This certifies that SELECTiON.COM® was founded by former members of the United States Armed Forces.  In order to qualify for certification a business must not […]

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Just like on the beach, there is no SPF1000 for Summertime hiring

In the background check business, just like protecting against the Summer sun, there’s no sunscreen with a high enough SPF to completely protect against the potential perils of hiring teenagers. And with Summer hiring season beginning to heat up, more businesses are asking about the process, and even the validity, of conducting a background check or drug screening on a minor. Unfortunately, the answers […]

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Hiring During Your Busy Season

Spring has sprung, which means hiring season is ramping up. Businesses across the country are preparing for summer and their busy season. They are stocking up on things like employees, merchandise and inventory. While getting ready for business to ramp up, you should also consider how you are hiring your staff. Small businesses often hire […]

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WHY CHARACTER REFERENCES ARE IMPORTANT:

Background checks are an essential part of any hiring process. And while most companies think that criminal history along with education and employment verifications are enough— there is another way to find out more about a potential employee. Character references can be supplemental and used to verify more information about previous work experience.  SAMPLE QUESTIONS: […]

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TEAM FASTRAX™ SUPPORTS HALO FOR FREEDOM

Team Fastrax™ participates in the 2017 Weekend to Remember This past week Team Fastrax™ [Sponsored by SELECTION.COM] flew to Mineral Wells, Texas to be a part of the 2017 Halo for Freedom Weekend to Remember. The Weekend to Remember consists of multiple events and activities aimed at providing fun and support for wounded warriors. This […]