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Never Assume Your Potential Employee’s Credibility
Drug abuse in the workplace is a growing problem for employers throughout the U.S. This problem can cost your company a significant amount of money, along with decreased productivity and lowered morale overall. When you’re in the process of hiring new employees, it’s important to avoid making assumptions about their credibility. Poten...
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Never Assume Your Potential Employee’s Credibility
Drug abuse in the workplace is a growing problem for employers throughout the U.S. This problem can cost your company a significant amount of money, along with decreased productivity and lowered morale overall....
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Employers Have An Invisible Burden When Hiring Employees
Employees are often a business’s most valuable investment. The cost of hiring a new employee can be significant, in more way than an employer could ever imagine. Many of these costs get buried and overlooked in day-to-day operations. There is one fact in business that all Human Resource Professionals understand, employee problems are ca...
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Employers Have An Invisible Burden When Hiring Employees
Employees are often a business’s most valuable investment. The cost of hiring a new employee can be significant, in more way than an employer could ever imagine. Many of these costs get buried and overlooked ...
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Fool Me Never: 5 Ways Job Applicants Try to Trick the System  
Background checks on prospective employees are an important part of verifying applicants’ qualifications and identifying any legal or security risks that could be harmful to the company. Job applicants are generally honest when it comes to background checks, but some have found ways to get...
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Fool Me Never: 5 Ways Job Applicants Try to Trick the System  
Background checks on prospective employees are an important part of verifying applicants’ qualifications and identifying any legal or security risks that could be harmful to the ...
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Building a Better Workforce with Pre-Employment Screening  
The Mississippi workforce has undergone a major shift in work ethics, values, expectations, and tolerance. The employee of just 5 years ago is very different than the employee of today. This new breed, the Emergent Employee, crosses all ages, races, genders, and geographies, and is quickly changing the way companies attract, select, devel...
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Building a Better Workforce with Pre-Employment Screening  
The Mississippi workforce has undergone a major shift in work ethics, values, expectations, and tolerance. The employee of just 5 years ago is very different than the employee of today. This new breed, the Emer...
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Peace of Mind You Can Depend On
At LaborChex, we truly believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to hiring. You don’t just need AN employee: you need the right employee for the incredibly important job you need them to fulfill, no exceptions. This is why we work directly with all of our clients, taking the time to learn what they do and ...
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Peace of Mind You Can Depend On
At LaborChex, we truly believe that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to hiring. You don’t just need AN employee: you need the right employee for the incredibly important job you need them to fulfil...
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Background Checks for Current Employees
When conducting background checks on current employees, especially those who are under consideration for promotion, it’s important to keep these things in mind. While it may not be necessary, you may want to inform your employee that you’re going to run a background check on them. Depending on the situation, he or she may appr...
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Background Checks for Current Employees
When conducting background checks on current employees, especially those who are under consideration for promotion, it’s important to keep these things in mind. While it may not be necessary, you may want...
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Employees for the Long Haul: Screening in the Trucking Industry
Now more than ever, employment screening is crucial to success in today’s complex and ever-changing marketplace. In addition to zeroing in on the best and most qualified candidates, employment screening also helps your company to steer clear of legal issues related to job duties, accident ...
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Employees for the Long Haul: Screening in the Trucking Industry
Now more than ever, employment screening is crucial to success in today’s complex and ever-changing marketplace. In addition to zeroing in on the best and most qualified candidat...
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LaborClear Monitoring
LaborClear is our monthly monitoring service which will alert you of an employee’s or volunteer’s arrest within the United States. Once employees or volunteers are hired, most organizations no longer look into their background. Now, employers and volunteer organizations have a way to continually monitor employees after their hire. LaborClear is an instant computerized searc...
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LaborClear Monitoring
LaborClear is our monthly monitoring service which will alert you of an employee’s or volunteer’s arrest within the United States. Once employees or volunteers are hired, most organizations no longer look into their background. ...
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Red Flags: What to Look for in an Interview
There are plenty of strategy sites out there for job seekers wanting to get off on the right foot and create a wonderful first impression. If all goes well, this initial meeting could be the start of a solid professional relationship, so candidates are encouraged to be prepared, look their best, and act their best. ...
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Red Flags: What to Look for in an Interview
There are plenty of strategy sites out there for job seekers wanting to get off on the right foot and create a wonderful first impression. If all goes well, this initial meeting could be the start of a solid pr...
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Criminal Records
What’s the difference between STATE/LOCAL crimes and FEDERAL crimes? As you know, there isn’t a single button you can push that will give you EVERY bit of criminal record information about an applicant/employee with 100% accuracy. Even if you send fingerprints to the FBI, they can only report criminal activity that has been submitted to ...
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Criminal Records
What’s the difference between STATE/LOCAL crimes and FEDERAL crimes? As you know, there isn’t a single button you can push that will give you EVERY bit of criminal record information about an applicant/employee with 100% accuracy. Even ...
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An Introduction to Background Screening: The Essentials
I remember a time, many years ago, when employers would rely solely on current workers, friends, and a variety of other associates to make recommendations regarding the hiring of new people. I was one of those employers. It seemed much safer and wiser to trust the advice of a person you knew than it was ...
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An Introduction to Background Screening: The Essentials
I remember a time, many years ago, when employers would rely solely on current workers, friends, and a variety of other associates to make recommendations regarding the hiring of new people. I was one of those ...
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Full-Service Background Check Companies vs. Do-It-Yourself Background Check Websites
The shark species as we know them have been around for about 400 million years; this means that they were dwelling the oceans when dinosaurs were roaming the land. Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is a saying: “We provoke a shark every time we get in the water where sharks h...
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Full-Service Background Check Companies vs. Do-It-Yourself Background Check Websites
The shark species as we know them have been around for about 400 million years; this means that they were dwelling the oceans when dinosaurs were roaming the land. Growing up on th...
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They Don’t Have to Be a Commercial Driver
Imagine this: You hire sales reps who are on the road making calls. The reps use their personal vehicles and pay for insurance. You reimburse these employees for some expenses. One day, a rep runs a stop sign while texting on their cell phone and causes an accident in which the driver and passenger in the other ...
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They Don’t Have to Be a Commercial Driver
Imagine this: You hire sales reps who are on the road making calls. The reps use their personal vehicles and pay for insurance. You reimburse these employees for some expenses. One day, a rep runs a stop sign w...
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Nightmare Hiring
Consider the following scenario: You hire someone who seemed great on paper and interviewed perfectly, and you’re thinking, “This person is really going to help us out.” But a week later, a couple of police officers show up holding some papers that look really important. When you speak with them, the officers explain that your ...
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Nightmare Hiring
Consider the following scenario: You hire someone who seemed great on paper and interviewed perfectly, and you’re thinking, “This person is really going to help us out.” But a week later, a couple of police officers show up holding so...
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In God We Trust
Everyone Else Needs a Background Check Fortunately, when you think about the many thousands of churches, few are forced to experience the damaging consequences of poor and negligent hiring decisions. At LaborChex, we believe every church should check the backgrounds of all job applicants and volunteers. From childcare volunteers and janitors to administrators and pastors, unlawful ...
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In God We Trust
Everyone Else Needs a Background Check Fortunately, when you think about the many thousands of churches, few are forced to experience the damaging consequences of poor and negligent hiring decisions. At LaborChex, we believe every church sh...
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Criminal Records
Every tiny shape you see within each state in the map above represents a county or parish. There are close to 3000 of them in the United States, and within them there are thousands and thousands of individual police departments, sheriff’s offices, and other law enforcement agencies. This naturally makes the process of obtaining 100% ...
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Criminal Records
Every tiny shape you see within each state in the map above represents a county or parish. There are close to 3000 of them in the United States, and within them there are thousands and thousands of individual police departments, sheriff’s...
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Criminals, Liars, and Cheats
Q: Have you ever hired any criminals, liars, or cheats? A: You probably have! If the legendary Walt Disney were still alive, his remarkable imagination could never conjure up half the stories we could tell you about the employment background screenings we complete on a daily basis. Since 1991, LaborChex has successfully completed hundreds of ...
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Criminals, Liars, and Cheats
Q: Have you ever hired any criminals, liars, or cheats? A: You probably have! If the legendary Walt Disney were still alive, his remarkable imagination could never conjure up half the stories we could tell you about the employment backgroun...
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The Negatives of Negligence in Hiring Practices
Finding suitable employees involves more than checking previous job experience, education, and skills. The hiring process should also include background checks to ensure that employees who are hired will not put other employees, customers, clients, or members of the general public at risk while on the job. If an accident or incident does ...
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The Negatives of Negligence in Hiring Practices
Finding suitable employees involves more than checking previous job experience, education, and skills. The hiring process should also include background checks to ensure that employees who are hired will not pu...
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