What Are 9 Ways To Fail A Social Media Background Check?


Social Media is almost unavoidable these days and almost everyone is on it. With so much information online, employers can get a glimpse past the polished résumé, firm handshake, and perfectly versed interview answers. There are quite a few ways a candidate can fail a professionally conducted social media check. Discriminatory Actions & Remarks No […]

Do Your Franchises Need Background Checks. You Bet.


Imagine you are hit with a multi-million dollar court settlement. Can your franchise sustain it? In case you do, can you survive the reputational damage? Of course, such a settlement will get you lots of publicity – all for the wrong reasons. How much would it cost to clean up your image? This is a […]

How Much Does A Bad Hire Really Cost?


All recruiters and HR managers strive to recruit the best candidates. A great hire can improve productivity, boost office morale, and positively impact the company’s bottom line. There are so many upsides of hiring a good candidate. But… what about the flip side? What are the risks of making a bad hire? This is a […]

Why Instant Background Checks Can Get You In Hot Water


Original Post: 1-26-16 Updated Post: 5-4-16 Updated Post: 7-22-16 Many websites provide so-called “online instant background checks.” For some employers, this seems like a good proposition. After all, critical positions need to be filled fast, and if applicants perform extremely well in interviews, a recruiter will want to make a decision promptly. In such scenarios, conducting online instant […]

The Best Ways To Recruit Future Employees Using LinkedIn


LinkedIn is fast emerging as a great recruitment platform. Many organisations are currently turning to the popular social network to boost their recruitment efforts. With over 300 million professionals currently using it, LinkedIn can be a perfect way to identify, engage and recruit future employees. The ultimate question is: what are the best ways to […]

Why US Companies Are Taking Longer To Hire


The average time required to complete the hiring process has increased by almost 45% over the last five years. This is according to a research report released by Glassdoor in June 2015. The report, entitled “Why Is Hiring Taking Longer?” revealed that the average number of days required to hire a US employee increased from […]

The 9 Worst Resumes Ever Received By Recruitment Managers


A resume can play a critical role in determining whether or not you get called for an interview. Everyone knows this. As such, common sense dictates that you put a lot of thought into writing and editing it. Some people go as far as hiring experts to write their resumes for them. This is actually […]

What Are 9 Critical Questions To Ask A Candidate’s Reference?


A reference check is one of the most important steps in the recruitment process for any staffing company. It can provide invaluable insights about the candidate’s suitability for the position. Ultimately, it can save you from the frustration of having to hire the wrong person. For a reference check to be useful, it needs to […]

How To Measure Emotional Intelligence When Hiring


During the selection process, staffing managers are usually interested in education, skills, experience of the job candidate and cognitive abilities. Another key indicator of success in the workplace is emotional intelligence. Commonly known as EI, emotional intelligence is the ability of a person to identify, evaluate, and manage personal feelings and those of other people, as […]