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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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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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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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Who Are You REALLY Hiring?

How do you really know who you’re hiring? Does the interview and application allow enough face-to-face time for you to really get a good read on an applicant? Do you have enough knowledge about the applicant to make a great hiring decision? In today’s workplace, background screening programs are a common part of the hiring […]

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The Sweetest Words I Ever Hear

INFORMATION OVERLOAD Most of us are inundated with calls from marketers and sales people throughout the day, even if we’re not the one making the ultimate buying decision. So even though no one likes the sound of the office phone ringing incessantly, often times it’s easier to just let the call go to voicemail. Returning […]

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SELECTiON.COM® to Co-Sponsor Catholic Leadership Conference

The 12th Annual Child & Youth Protection Catholic Leadership Conference (“CYPCLC”), to be held next month in Savannah, Georgia, promises to provide more than 200 church leaders with a thought-provoking and inspiring list of speakers and activities, and once again SELECTiON.COM® is a proud co-sponsor. A nationwide provider of pre-employment and background checks, SELECTiON.COM® is […]