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4 Reasons Why You Need to be Screening Your Employees

Is it really necessary to conduct employment background checks? As an employer you might wonder if the costs and regulations associated with Employment Screening are really worth it. The benefits of thoroughly screening new hires are numerous. A background check can...

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6 Unique Interview Questions

 The object of these questions is to gage the candidate's identity, mentality, qualities, and convictions to figure out whether he/she will be a good fit for your company. They are intended to get beneath the surface and get to know the applicant on an individual...

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Is Your Applicant Lying?

When you’ve processed as many background checks as I have, you start  seeing a pattern in the lies applicants tell when filling out an application. Sure, we all tell little white lies on occasion but to employers, dishonest employees are more than just an annoyance,...

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My favorite Motivational Quotes about Success

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself” —Oprah Winfrey

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National Criminal Database – Employers Beware!

Employers seeking to secure their companies by screening new employees with a thorough Background Check often inquire about the National Criminal Database search. And too often, my response disappoints them. The National Criminal Database is not as “national” as the...

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