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Dear Fraudster, for your convenience we use passwords

January 20, 2017 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP, President


While single-factor authentication is easier for operators across devices and varied uses, it is increasing the risk that cyber-criminals will compromise or breach sensitive business information. One of the easier ways to protect our businesses is to move away from single-factor authentication to two-factor authentication.


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InfoMart's Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

January 19, 2017 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP, President


With hundreds of thousands of page views on our nearly 200 digital resources, InfoMart's background screening blog provided valuable information to professionals from 157 countries worldwide in 2016. Read the 5 most popular articles of the year:


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HR: the first line of defense in preventing insider cyber-attacks

January 12, 2017 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP, President


Without security improvements, fraudsters can make it through the recruitment and screening process far enough to cause serious damage. Utilizing technology and best practices, human resources (HR) can screen out several potential insider threats and even identify a fraudster before he or she is hired.


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2017 Screening Checklist

December 29, 2016 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP, President


Start your 2017 employment program with a review of InfoMart's latest Background Screening Checklist.


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Database Watch List Searches Vs. Verified Watch List

December 29, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


For years, employers have been searching through government watch list and federal debarment databases to verify that their applicants and employees are eligible to work for their companies. Now, a new service has entered the market that provides even better due diligence and peace of mind for employers: Verified Watch List.


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How to Hire Adaptable Talent

December 20, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Constant updates and improvements to technology provide new and often formidable challenges. As the latest wave of employees entering the workforce are used to a fast-paced environment, a job applicant’s adaptability is becoming an important hiring consideration.


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Three Tactics to Decrease Hiring Costs in Food Service

November 23, 2016 | Mike Swilley, Senior National Account Manager


One of the most cost-prohibitive areas for food service businesses lies in the often-continuous process of employing labor to do the work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, job separations in accommodation and food services are outpacing hiring rates and contributing to a 5 percent increase in job openings over last year.


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Four Reference Questions You Can’t Ask

November 18, 2016 | Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Reference checks are an integral part of a complete background screening process. However, reference checks have certain parameters. Some questions can seem innocuous at first, but the ramifications of asking them in a reference interview can be extreme.


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Protect Youth Sports with Background Checks

November 8, 2016 | Julius Williams, National Account Executive


From coaches to volunteers to chaperones, adults trying to work with youth sports in any way are being screened more thoroughly as schools and youth sports associations seek to reduce the risk of putting child athletes in danger.


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Common Background Checks on Sports Players, Front Office, Others

November 02, 2016 | Julius Williams, National Account Executive
& Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Sports franchises are responsible for ensuring they add positive members to their staff. You must know who you are hiring so you can make well-informed employment decisions that support your team’s reputation and success.


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Three Ways Professional References Help You Source Great Talent

October 20, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


While criminal records and education history can confirm a candidate’s qualifications and forecast potential security risks, there is no database available to report on an applicant’s work ethic. That’s why one of the most important services we provide at InfoMart is professional and personal reference checks.


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Background Screening Essentials for California Healthcare Education

October 11, 2016 | Tim Gordon, Vice Presidenrt of Operations


The healthcare education industry in California faces a unique set of challenges when placing students in clinical settings. Both the hospital and sponsoring educational institution are up against enormous legal and financial risks, and conducting background checks on these individuals can come with significant negative consequences.


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The High Cost of Failing to Screen

October 3, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Offier


With competition in the job market surging, companies have to be diligent with their hiring practices. Taking on new employees under false pretenses can lead strong businesses, especially staffing agencies, into dangerous and unstable situations.


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9 Blogs Every Food Service Operator Should Follow

September 29, 2016 | Mike Swilley, Senior National Account Executive & Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Offier

 

Food service operators and restauranteurs are constantly looking for ways to improve business and make the most of industry trends, but where do you get your updates? If you’re like us, you may check in with state Restaurant Associations, like the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), subscribe to e-newsletters, and have Google Alerts set up to deliver news based on keywords.


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Use Background Screening Programs to Boost Loss Prevention in Retail

September 20, 2016 | Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer

 

Retail businesses are at the heart of the U.S. economy and include national chains, regional convenience shops, and local stores. According to the National Retail Federation, retail contributes $2.6 trillion to the annual gross domestic product of the United States. As one of the US’s largest industries, retail companies place a high priority on prevention to control loss.


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What to Look for in a Background Screening Vendor's Security Policy

September 13, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer

 

A clear and enforceable security policy can demonstrate your vendor’s dedication to information security and describe how your company and applicant/employee data is protected. Such a policy illustrates how a screener protects sensitive applicant information from being breached, exploited, or misused.


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Three Crucial Background Checks for Retail Employees

September 1, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer

 

With services focused on addressing concerns such as employee theft and consumer protection, InfoMart helps retail employers turn a profit instead of turning over employees. A well-designed and consistently applied background check policy can reduce the risk of losses due to theft and fraud, as well as increase the tenure and quality of your workforce.


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Safety in Fleet Management

August 23, 2016 | Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer

 

The transportation industry has two important goals: delivering goods from place to place in an efficient manner and keeping the public safe while transporting these goods. In order to achieve these goals, trucking and distribution companies need to have an effective fleet management process, as well as employ responsible and reliable drivers.

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Fingerprinting versus Criminal Background Checks

August 18, 2016 | Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer

 

Law enforcement makes their living catching bad guys, but that doesn’t always leave enough time to keep up with the paperwork. The fractured nature of the criminal justice system tends to leave a lot of gaps in record-keeping, particularly when it comes to fingerprinting.

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5 Best Practices for Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

August 16, 2016 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Drug testing has been a popular workplace practice since the infancy of background screening. Today, most companies conduct some form of pre-employment drug testing before new hires can begin work. Some organizations also conduct post-hire testing due to reasonable suspicion, workplace accidents, and more.

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4 Myths that Keep Enterprise Companies from Effective Supplier Diversity

August 11, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer

 

At the recent SHRM Exposition in Washington DC, we had the opportunity to talk to HR representatives from some of the largest companies in the world. Many people expressed concerns about their current background screeners and were interested in learning about other supplier options. However, we found that some HR buyers had a wildly misinformed opinion of small and mid-sized screeners.

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Teach Me Tuesdays at InfoMart

August 9, 2016 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Training is always in the forefront at InfoMart. From the first day of employment, to even me after 26 years, having a tour on how we process a specific type of information. InfoMart most successful training program has been Teach Me Tuesdays. Originally it began to train new employees in the onboarding process, then current employees complained that wanted a deeper learning experience as well.

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Training Traps in Background Screening

August 3, 2016 | Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

At first glance, background screening seems to be a straightforward type of process.  The information is at point A, so we retrieve it and report it back to point B. If it only were so easy. Background screening is a complex matrices of process, formatting, regulations, and client customization, to identify just a few of the many steps involved in retrieving and reporting background check information.

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What’s on Your Mind?

August 1, 2016 | Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer & Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations

 

Our recent 2016 Drug Testing Essentials Webinar yielded several great questions from our attendees. Thank you all for your interest in additional information! We’ve collected the questions and answers to distribute to anyone who wants to revisit the discussion. If you have any additional questions about drug testing in pre-employment screening,please feel free to ask us!   We are happy to provide best practices based on our 26+ years’ experience.

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30 Easy HR Improvements for Better Business - Pt. 3

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

So far in this Productivity series, I’ve provided tips for improving the productivity of working methods, employment sourcing and hiring, and several HR processes. This post will wrap up the series with process improvements that can apply to employee engagement and corporate culture, as well as tracking tips for collecting actionable data.

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30 Easy HR Improvements for Better Business - Pt. 2

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

In Part 1 of my Productivity series last week, I shared some of my favorite productivity tips that easily translate over to the entire workforce, as well as handy tricks for improving employment sourcing and hiring processes. This week, I have nine more tips that I've successfully used to make my HR processes more productive.

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30 Easy HR Improvements for Better Business - Pt. 1

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Do you always have a million tasks to complete, but find that you never have enough time to finish them all? HR professionals are responsible for many different functions that contribute to the success of a business and its employees. Here are 30 ways to maximize your time, and the time of your employees, so you can accomplish all your HR and organizational goals.

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MBE Magazine Rocks!

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

MBE’s “WBEs Who Rock!” event took award ceremonies to a new high. An energetic and celebratory event, the room was filled with some of the most successful women entrepreneurs worldwide. To name a few, Mosaic extended their global ground transportation services to get us to and from the event, and wardrobe was again sponsored by industry-leading retailer, Macy’s. Global workforce solutions provider, Artech, whose CEO, Ranjini Poddar, is featured on the current cover of MBE Magazine, provided recognition sponsorship for the event.

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6 Things an Employment Verification Reveals

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations

 

David could be your dream hire. David is applying for an open position as an Operations Manager for your company’s customer service division. His resume lists a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and skills in organizational planning, high-level problem-solving, effective communication, and team management honed through three supervisory roles over the last 5 years.

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Hard, Soft, and Spongy Skills

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

We’ve all heard of hard and soft skills, but do they aptly describe the breadth or depth of skills we might look for in candidates? Soft skills too often encompass social abilities and focus less on individual abilities and proficiencies, which is why we should start using a new term for the individual skills that are often overlooked.

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My Dad's Executive Suite is Now My Daughter's Co-Working Space

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

In the 70’s, my dad had a small business in New Orleans called Choctaw Industries where they did non-destructive testing of pipe for the oil industry. He handled sales, always dressed in a suit, and had lamb chop sideburns and a leather box briefcase with the stains and spots of decades in use. The office was typical industrial -- a type of commercial space with a few offices attached. On Sundays, we would clean, take the trash out, and vacuum. I learned to file in their wall-to-wall cabinets, type the alphabet on a manual typewriter, and clean a weeks worth of coffee stains from the coffee pot.

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8 Learning & Development Resources to Improve & Engage Your Workforce

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Thanks to global groups like the Society for Human Resources (SHRM), HR professionals have several comprehensive sources of education and professional development available both online and in the real world. However, your employees don’t generally have access or know where to find such sources of professional development for themselves.

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4 Types of Criminal Searches for Pre-Employment Background Checks

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer

 

Pre-employment criminal background checks benefit organizations in several ways. They help companies meet federal and state hiring requirements, identify potential organizational risk, and make the best hire for their particular business. Pre-employment background screening can improve your company’s success by helping you build a proficient and profitable workforce.

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6 Ways to Hire and Retain Quality Fast Food Staff without Slashing Profit

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer & Mike Swilley, Senior National Account Executive

 

If you’ve already had 2 people quit this week and its only Tuesday, you might be a fast food operator. If you spend more time sourcing talent and reading resumes than improving your operations, you might be a fast food operator. If you fall asleep at night worrying that you’ll be understaffed when hungry teenagers flood your location after the big game, you might be a fast food operator.

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3 Crucial Drug Policies to Implement in Your Workplace

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer

 

The media has recently featured stories on prescription painkiller abuse and addiction and called it an epidemic. In the workplace, we must recognize that any drug dependence and addiction are problems that impact both the personal and professional lives of our employees, and go on to affect business goals and the bottom line of our organizations.

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How to Deal with Bullying in the Workplace

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Some colleagues and I were talking about our first jobs when the subject of Waitressing came up. A symphony of groans followed and, one-by-one, people griped about earning poor tips, working long hours, always smelling like a fryer, and having to deal with horrible customers. Then, a young woman shared a story about a male co-worker we’ll call Jack.

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Post-Hire Background Screening Checklist

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer

 

A great deal of focus is placed on pre-employment background screenings, but what about after a candidate has been hired? While pre-employment screenings are commonly considered an essential best practice for hiring new people, far fewer companies conduct screenings after a candidate is hired.

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10 Ways to Show Your Admins Appreciation & When Not to Give a Gift

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

In my early 20’s, I was an administrative assistant (Admin) to Paul Zane Pilzer and Alan M. May. Mr. May returned from New York and gave the receptionist that worked for me a beautiful silk scarf for Administrative Professionals Day, and he didn’t have a gift for me. It bothered me.

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3 Ways HR Can Help Companies Fight Workplace Cybercrime

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer, InfoMart

 

Cybercrime is a huge 2016 buzzword, and yet it’s been around for decades in both reality and our imaginations. Consider the 90’s film, Hackers, in which teenage computer hackers discover a corporate thief’s plot to release a dangerous computer virus that could capsize an oil tanker fleet. The corporate thief’s virus hides and distracts from his embezzlement, but with horrifying potential consequences. He’s ultimately thwarted by the, as we’d call them now, white hat teenagers.

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4 To-Dos Every Companywide Spring Cleaning Effort Must Have

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Most of us don’t want to see another person urinate in public, but did you know that such an offense could land you on a sex offender registry? Before 1994, very few US states had laws requiring sex offenders register with local law enforcement. Since then, the federal government has enacted legislation and established uniform requirements on state sex offender registration and community notification programs.

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What Violations Can Land You on a Sex Offender Registry?

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations

 

Most of us don’t want to see another person urinate in public, but did you know that such an offense could land you on a sex offender registry? Before 1994, very few US states had laws requiring sex offenders register with local law enforcement. Since then, the federal government has enacted legislation and established uniform requirements on state sex offender registration and community notification programs.

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How to Keep the Sharing Economy and Labor Costs from Chipping Away at Hospitality Revenues

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer & Mike Swilley, National Account Executive

 

The hotel and lodging industry currently employs approximately 1.9 million people and represents $176 billion in revenue, but recent and pervasive challenges could lead to smaller revenue increases for traditional lodging locations. Traditional hotels already lose business to “sharing economy” companies like Airbnb, the online portal that matches travelers with unique, often privately-owned lodging.

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4 P’s to Engaging Your Employees in Organizational Health

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

Each new year, InfoMart conducts its annualBiggest Loser Competition. We invite the entire company to participate, set weigh-in dates, and offer a prize. In a company of more than 100 employees, the turnout is astounding. Nearly half of our entire workforce joins the initial weigh-in and most of the participants end up losing at least a few pounds.

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How to Motivate Employees to Eat Well and Get Fit

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

 

At InfoMart, we have lost the equivalent of entire people, hundreds of pounds of unwanted weight, by jump-starting each New Year with a companywide weight loss competition. Our Biggest Loser program, inspired by the popular television show, literally shapes our personnel, motivating employees to lose those unwanted pounds. 

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5 Differences among Small, Medium, and Large Background Check Companies

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


When InfoMart first started as a small business more than 26 years ago, we had to figure out the best ways to find the information companies wanted, package and deliver that information, and ensure our clients were happy so they’d stick around. 

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How to Train Your Staff to Conduct Quality Reference Checks

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Reference checking is an investigative technique used to verify applicant-supplied information about professional qualifications and workplace attitude. Personal and professional references can be a useful source of information about a candidate’s potential or employee’s ability to perform at a different level, and well-trained interviewers are better able to collect details that can contribute to the decision.

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7 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Work

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


St. Patrick’s Day is the best thing since Christmas. I particularly love how this holiday has evolved in the US to become this inclusive amalgam of cheerful colors, folklore, and friendship. On March 17th, we’re all Irish!

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4 Benefits of FACIS® Healthcare Background Screening

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


The healthcare industry meets the needs of some of our most vulnerable members of society. Medical organizations must be sure to hire the right professionals when providing for the care of children, elderly, or at-risk individuals.

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Caregiver Site Fails to Provide Accurate Applicant Data and Recommends Fraud to Work with Vulnerable Individual

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


My 94-year-old great aunt suffers from Alzheimer’s and while she still paints, kayaks, and does tai-chi, she also requires full-time care to keep her on track. Our family used a major online caretaker placement service to conveniently search for candidates and soon found someone whose skills, availability, and demeanor seemed the right match. According to the site, a background check was already conducted on the caregiver.

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How Entry-Level and Management Position Background Checks Differ

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Background checks are important for every position in your company, but running the same check for every potential hire will actually cause more issues than it may prevent. Each department has its own specific needs that should be taken into account.

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In Case You Missed It: InfoMart Makes Security 500 List for 7th Consecutive Year

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


InfoMart has been named to Security Magazine’s Security 500 for the seventh straight year. The Security 500 ranks companies from across 18 industry sectors such as education, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and more. Among Business Services & Consulting giants such as Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, and KPMG, InfoMart ranked 7th

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2 Innovations in Background Check Compliance That Will Catch On Soon

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Legal compliance is, and will always be, a hot topic in the background screening industry. Protecting consumer rights and confidentiality remains a top concern for employers, Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs), and regulators such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which enforce the rules.

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Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Owned Business (WBE)

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


January has been an exciting month for women-owned business enterprises (WBE)! Here on the home front, InfoMart has reestablished its certification with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in one of many 2016 efforts to offer our experienced leadership as a resource to other WBEs and women entrepreneurs. We look forward to building strong relationships with other industry leaders that will encourage coordinated efforts in promoting women leadership.

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How Long Must I Keep Employee Background Check Records?

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


3 Ways to Ensure Quality Reference ChecksSome sources say 5 years, others say longer. In our current legal landscape, it’s all about interpretation of the law, which can be vague. As a leading provider of professional background checks for more than 26 years, here’s our take: 6 years.

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3 Ways to Ensure You’re Getting Quality Reference Checks on Your Candidates

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


3 Ways to Ensure Quality Reference ChecksReference checks have long been a standard part of the hiring process and can be useful in assessing a candidate’s experience, abilities, and work ethic. Quality references can also shed light on a candidate’s daily job functions, project involvement, trainability, and strengths so that you can more easily predict your return on investment in them as an employee.

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2016 Predictions for the Background Screening Industry

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer, InfoMart


2016 Predictions for the Background Screening IndustryAs the first month of 2016 comes to a close, we have collected thoughts from some industry leaders as to what we might expect in background screening this year. Legal issues will continue to pop up, and screening providers will work hard to improve compliance policies and procedures to better protect consumers, clients, and themselves.

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Recap: 2016 Annual MLK Day of Service

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Recap: 2016 annual MLK Day of ServiceEvery year, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day with a Day of Service. This annual event is one of our many “Best Place to Work” practices and provides a great opportunity to boost morale, engage employees, educate the workforce about diversity, and influence the business community.

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2 Ways to Leverage Employee Resolutions in Achieving Your Business Goals

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


leveraging employee resolutions, business goals, business resolutions, employee resolutionsFor business owners and entrepreneurs, growing the business is always at the top of our New Year’s resolution list. If you ask any entrepreneur or owner about top goals, each priority will invariably serve the main goal of business growth. Like any resolution, however, follow-through is the hard part and keeping business resolutions takes more than just one person to succeed.

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New Year, New Background Check Program

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Executive Vice President, InfoMart


New year, new background check programIt’s a new year and a great time to stop and evaluate your business practices, including your employment screening program. Background screening never been more important to ensuring your company is staffed with the talent who will help your business excel. Does your screening program meet all of your company’s business and compliance needs?

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Tesla, Prius, Driverless...You Still Need DOT Background Checks

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


4 ways to turn your temps into permsThe United States Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, recently published a post highlighting major changes to the transportation industry and the Department of Transportation’s efforts to adapt. The post summarizes the Department’s use of Big Data in tackling current and future challenges to this industry, an important goal I’m sure they’ve set before.

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4 Ways to Turn Your Temps Into Perms

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


4 ways to turn your temps into perms With temporary and seasonal workers, you get to try them out for a while before deciding whether or not to bring them on board permanently. These employees can be completely underwhelming, but, sometimes, you’ll find a diamond in the rough that would make a great full-time or permanent staff.

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How to Prepare for Questions That May Arise After A Background Check

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


How to prepare for questions that may arise after a background check A background check is a thorough look into a job applicant’s past that can help a company decide if the potential hire is worth their investment. This screening can provide a plethora of information, including your previous employment, education, or criminal histories. This data is then compared to your resume for accuracy and to the job requirements for compatibility.

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Background Checks for Temporary Employees

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Temps are people too Thanks to the on-demand economy, we often see companies turning to temporary and contractual workers to supplement their permanent staff during peak seasons and for short-term projects. The risks involved with hiring non-permanent employees, however, are often overlooked because of a common misconception that these employees won’t be around long enough to do any real damage.

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Do NOT Google That Candidate!

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Dont Google the candidate In an age of endlessly available information, you may be tempted to also Google your applicants before deciding whether or not to hire. However, you may be better off avoiding an open internet search because it can provide you with information that should not be factored into a pre-employment decision.

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How Sports Teams Can Benefit from Using A Background Screening Service

By Julius Williams, National Account Executive


background screening for sports teams While background checks are often associated with drug tests and reference checks, there are many other screenings that are useful in providing a comprehensive history of your employees. Whether it is Pee-Wee football or a pro NFL team, individuals who work closely with athletes need to be appropriately skilled for the task at hand as well as safe to be around.

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Should Part-time Staff Undergo Background Checks?

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Screening part-time employees Screening all employees, both part-time and full-time, is a great way to ensure your company employs people who will help your company thrive. If you plan to place the employee in front of customers on a regular basis or the candidate needs a certain level of education, you should run certain screenings to ensure their efficacy.

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How Millennials Lose Out on Dream Jobs Due to Their Education

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


How Millennials lose out on dream jobs due to their education College graduates have a few advantages, including a base understanding of a career field, and Millennials who obtain a certification enter the work world with a specialization. However, when it comes to background screening, your college education or certification must be verifiable.

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4 Ways Professional Background Screening > Free Online Background Checks

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


4 ways professional background screening > free online background checks | InfoMartThorough background checks go far beyond the results provided by “free” options, from which supplemental or evidentiary information can be difficult or costly to obtain. Professional screeners provide comprehensive, affordable information to ensure that your employees are the perfect match for your company.

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3 vital components of background checks for the sports industry

By Julius Williams, National Account Executive


3 vital components of background checks for the sports industry | InfoMartSports teams at every level have a lot riding on the people who make up the franchise, which includes both players on the field and support staff off the field. Conducting comprehensive background checks on players and staff is a smart way to protect your team’s assets and public image.

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5 Questions you need to ask when choosing the perfect ATS

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


5 Questions you need to ask when choosing the perfect ATS | InfoMartThere are so many Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) on the market that you could easily feel overwhelmed when confronted with all of the options. Here are some considerations that can help you select the right ATS for your particular business needs.

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6 things every Millennial needs for a good background check

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


6 things every Millennial needs for a good background check | InfoMartMillennials are changing the workforce, and employers know it. Here are some tips for looking your best to a potential employer, both on paper and when your employer digs into your background. The following includes common background checks conducted by employers.

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4 reasons female business owners use background checks to protect assets

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


How female business owners use background checks to protect assets | InfoMartOne out of every five companies is woman-owned. With an increasing presence in the ownership of business assets, women entrepreneurs need to ensure their work and 8 million plus employees are protected. One way you can secure your assets is by running background checks on your potential and current employees.

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What's included in a National Social Security Search?

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


What's in a National Social Security Search | InfoMartPre-employment background screenings are an essential tool for human resources professionals. Background checks provide hiring managers with crucial information about candidates that must be factored into staffing decisions. The foundation of a background screening is the criminal history search. Hiring managers need to know if an applicant has a criminal record and if so, how the charges and convictions might relate to the job for which the candidate has applied.

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Do you know who owns your background check company?

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Do You Know Who Owns Your Background Check Company? | InfoMartBackground check companies are as different as the many services they provide. Some companies focus on popular services like criminal histories, drug tests, etc. Others may run only database searches or offer many types of risk management services. With so many options, which do you choose? Consider this: Do you know who owns your background check company? Ask these questions before committing to a partnership.

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Employee engagement as a SHRM 2015 Focus

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Employee Engagement as a SHRM 2015 Focus | InfoMartEmployee engagement was a major focus of this year’s Annual SHRM Conference, but why is employee engagement important? Employee engagement contributes to business growth and development. According to a 2012 study by Gallup, “Work units in the top quartile in employee engagement outperformed bottom-quartile units by 10% on customer ratings, 22% in profitability, and 21% in productivity." So what is employee engagement? Read on to find out.

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3 hacks to help secure confidential information about job candidates

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


3 Hacks to Help Secure Confidential Information About Job Candidates | InfoMartHiring managers who process employment applications come across a significant amount of confidential information about job candidates. This information is essential to conducting pre-employment background screenings and evaluating whether a candidate is right for a job. However, all of this information needs to be properly secured in order to prevent identity theft and maintain compliance with government regulations. Check out these tips for keeping confidential information about job candidates secure.

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3 easy updates to your applicant disclosure forms that can help you avoid hiring lawsuits

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


3 Easy Updates to Your Applicant Disclosure Forms that Can Help You Avoid Hiring Lawsuits | InfoMart Prior to running any kind of background check, you must provide each and every candidate with the proper disclosure forms. While you may already have disclosure forms in place, many companies find that their forms are out of date, too inclusive, or confusing to applicants. If you don’t frequently review your forms, your company may soon be the subject of a lawsuit. Read on for three easy updates to apply to your applicant disclosure forms in order to avoid lawsuits.

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How to manage a vendor relationship and make them earn your company check

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


How to Manage a Vendor Relationship and Make Them Earn Your Company Check | InfoMart You expect certain things when you have a business relationship with a vendor, such as quality, cost-efficiency, customer service, timeliness, professionalism, and reliability. However, any vendor relationship has the potential to disappoint and negatively affect your business outcomes. Here are a few vendor management tips to create beneficial relationships.

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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later | InfoMart 2005 - A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and took the lives of at least 1,833 people. Nearly 500 miles from the worst of the devastation, InfoMart employees discussed Katrina with worry, fascination, and fear. Here at home, in the city of Marietta and Cobb County, Georgia, local residents and businesses can hardly believe a decade has passed. Join us in examining the lasting effects of one of the most emotional tragedies of our time.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Vendor to Get Your Company Check

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


5 Tips for Choosing the Right Vendor to Get Your Company Check | InfoMart Say you need a vendor to run pre-employment background checks on your candidates. Do you also need a private investigator to dig deep into your candidates’ lives? Do you need specialty services, like fingerprinting and drug testing? When will you need your vendor to be available? How quickly do you need his service? Shorten the process by figuring out exactly what you need before you go looking. Read more for the details.

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3 Questions to Ask When Building Your Perfect Screening Solution for Job Candidates

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


3 Questions to Ask When Building Your Perfect Screening Solution for Job Candidates | InfoMart Many companies offer candidate screening services, but quality often varies. Some only offer a limited scope of services. Others don’t follow industry best practices. Still others don’t conduct a wide enough inquiry to provide the information needed to make a sound hiring decision. If you're business is without a pre-employment screening program, you may need to build one into your existing human resources processes. First, ask these key questions when building your perfect screening solution for job candidates.

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Understanding How Criminal Background Checks Work for Women-Owned Businesses in Georgia

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Understanding How Criminal Background Checks Work for Women-Owned Businesses in Georgia | InfoMart Technology enables hiring managers to do their jobs more efficiently than ever. While technology has also improved criminal record searches, hiring managers still encounter some limitations when handling this part of the employment process. Understanding how criminal background checks work is essential to working around these limitations for several types of businesses, including those that are owned by women. Read to learn how the criminal background check process works.

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Common Misconceptions About Drug Testing in Atlanta

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Common Misconceptions About Drug Testing in Atlanta | InfoMart Hiring managers considering whether to drug test job candidates have to contend with a plethora of myths about the practice. Many fallacies about drug testing are posted on the Internet and misinform both job applicants and business leaders. This can make it challenging to implement a comprehensive drug screening program. Here are some common misconceptions about drug testing in Atlanta.

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Should Employment Screening Include Credit Checks For Businesses In Florida?

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Should Employment Screening Include Credit Checks For Businesses In Florida? | InfoMart Hiring managers consider a wide range of information when evaluating an applicant for employment. This includes the applicant’s qualifications, education, and employment history. Hiring managers must also ensure that applicants don’t pose any risk to the company’s staff, customers, or business.Should employment screening include credit checks? Read on for the answer.

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Background Checks and Equal Opportunity Guidelines For Women Owned Businesses In Georgia

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Background Checks and Equal Opportunity Guidelines For Women Owned Businesses In Georgia | InfoMart Filling open positions with qualified candidates is difficult for hiring managers at women owned businesses as reviewing hundreds of applications and resumes is a time-consuming process. Hiring managers must also ensure that candidates do not put employers at risk, incurring significant liabilities. Conducting thorough background checks is a practical way for hiring managers to mitigate these risks. However, it is important to do so in accordance with equal opportunity guidelines. Learn why.

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What HR Professionals in the State of Georgia Should Know About EEOC

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


What HR Professionals in the State of Georgia Should Know About EEOC | InfoMart The main goal of the hiring process is to make sure that the most qualified candidate is selected for the available position at an organization or company. Human resource professionals spend a considerable amount of time reviewing applicant resumes. However, hiring managers need to be careful not to violate any rules set by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Check out what HR professionals should know about the EEOC.

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What Restaurants and Fast-Food Chains Should Know About Hiring Non-U.S. Workers

By Mike Swilley, National Account Executive & Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


What Restaurants and Fast-Food Chains Should Know About Hiring Non-U.S. Workers | InfoMart The debate over immigration reform shifts every day. However, for employers hiring non-U.S. workers, the rules are currently steadfast. There are several regulations employers must follow in order to comply with the government’s guidance, which are especially important for restaurants and fast-food chains. Whether you are part of an upscale restaurant or a fast-food chain, read to learn what you should know about hiring non-U.S. workers.

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Bridging the Security Gap for Temporary Workers Employed in the State of Florida

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Bridging the Security Gap for Temporary Workers Employed in the State of Florida | InfoMart They are called contingency workers, contractors, consultants, outsourced workers, and agency staff. Regardless of the name used to describe them, temporary workers are an integral part of many successful businesses. These employees represent two percent of the entire U.S. workforce. That’s nearly three million workers. As a result, bridging the security gap for temporary workers is a high priority for hiring managers.

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How to Ethically and Legally Interview Job Candidates in California

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


How to Ethically and Legally Interview Job Candidates in California | InfoMart Employers in California need a stable pipeline of qualified candidates to fill available jobs. Vacant positions lead to overworked employees and lower productivity. Hiring managers are often under pressure to avoid these problems by quickening the interview process. However, failing to follow proper interviewing procedures can leave your company vulnerable to legal challenges. Learn how to ethically and legally interview job candidates in the state of California.

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How to Shorten the Hiring Process for Healthcare Organizations with Integrated Background Checks

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


How to Shorten the Hiring Process for Healthcare Organizations with Integrated Background Checks | InfoMart The healthcare industry is an integral sector of the U.S. economy and provides vital services to American communities. Yet, the healthcare industry routinely faces challenges when it comes to recruiting and retaining quality medical professionals. Read to learn how to shorten the hiring process for healthcare jobs by implementing integrated background checks.

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How Businesses in Texas Can Protect Their Resources by Understanding the Most Common Lies Applied to Resumes

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Understanding Resume Lies to Protect Resources | InfoMart As the economy improves, the job market becomes increasingly competitive. Although new jobs are being created, identifying qualified candidates for available positions grows more challenging for hiring managers. Too often, many job candidates intentionally misrepresent or omit key information on their resumes. When the lies are revealed, employers may take disciplinary action, and incur turnover costs related to recruiting, hiring and training replacements.

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The Challenges of Effective Drug Screening Programs for Trucking and Transportation Companies in Georgia

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Challenges With Drug Screening Programs for Trucking Companies | InfoMart Drug screening programs test drivers before and during employment with trucking companies. These programs are essential to public safety. However, trucking companies routinely face challenges implementing screening programs. Read about the top challenges of effective drug screening programs for trucking companies.

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What Your Social Media Profile Says About You

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Diversity Inside the Workplace | InfoMart Does your social media profile accurately represent the kind of person you want to portray to the public? How do you appear to family and friends? What would you do if something on your page ruined your public image? Asking these questions can help you present your best self to the world of social media and beyond, including employers.

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Diversity Inside the Workplace: A New Way of Doing Business

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Diversity Inside the Workplace | InfoMart Diversity in the workplace is an idea that has existed for decades as the number one goal for companies across the world. When we encourage diversity inside the workplace, customers and clients are more likely to step up and want to do business with us. The employees you hire may dictate who does business with you!

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Dangers of ‘Do It Yourself’ Background Checks

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Dangers of DIY Background Checks | InfoMart The risks of do-it-yourself versus hiring a professional are usually higher, and this is especially true with background screening. Why allow yourself to choose the cheaper route when you know the results will be less quality than your business deserves? When it comes to background checks, you can never be too careful.

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Creating a Social Media Policy For the Workplace

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Tips on Creating a Social Media Policy for the Workplace | InfoMart To keep “order” when it comes to social media usage, you’ll need to create a set of guidelines for employees, including management, to follow. Policies should encompass all aspects of social media, including when it can be used while at work, what can be posted, social media etiquette when employees are at work or away from work, and even employee associations to your company.

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Understanding Ban the Box

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Why Georgia Businesses Need to Understand Ban the Box | InfoMart Learn more about the Ban the Box initiative that aims to provide a second chance to people with criminal backgrounds. It works to gather support for legislation barring employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history on initial job applications. Learn more about this initiative and how it may affect your business.

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Free and Discount Background Check Services Leave Too Much to Chance

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Discount Background Checks Leave Too Much to Chance | InfoMart Many companies use discounted or free online background checks to gather information on employment candidates. However, these methods provide spotty results at best. Critical information that can make the difference in a hiring decision is often missing or outdated.

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Benefits of Restaurant Background Checks

By Mike Swilley, National Account Executive


Background Checks for Restaurants | InfoMart Poor service at a restaurant can leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth, even if the food was exquisite. This interrupts the flow of smoothly running a hospitality service and creates tension between guests and customer service. Improve your customers’ dining experience by hiring quality employees. Conducting restaurant staff screening can help you find the best candidates.

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101 Best and Brightest Award from the National Association for Business Resources

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


101 Best and Brightest Award from the National Association for Business Resources | InfoMart Our employees continue to report a high level of satisfaction on the job despite growing work volume, and we do our best to provide our employees varied opportunities to balance work life with personal pursuits. InfoMart is more than just a workplace; it’s a caring community that brings people together beyond the duties of the job.

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What to Look For in a Background Screening Partner

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


What to Look For in a Background Screening Partner | InfoMart You built your company from the ground up, and keeping it afloat means making the right decisions. A background check allows you to know who you’re interviewing before you hire them. Knowing exactly what a background check is and what goes into making it can help the online background screening process go much more smoothly. Learning what questions to ask before hiring a background screening partner will also be valuable in ensuring success.

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The Technology Behind the Best Background Checks

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Understanding the Technology Behind the Best Background Checks | InfoMart In today’s age of technology, the features behind the best background checks are endless. Understanding the technology behind the best background checks will ensure you benefit in every single way. Companies like InfoMart implement a unique and proprietary web-based system for submitting, retrieving, and managing background checks and drug tests that you can access anytime, anywhere.

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Why Free Background Checks Aren't Enough

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Free Background Checks Aren't Enough | InfoMart Incomplete data on your candidate can result in ineffective hires, clipped workflow, and negative social interactions. You may also find increasing employee turnover costs as you continuously replace bad hires, as well as legal costs if the wrong hire behaves inappropriately on your clock.

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What You Need to Know about Patriot Act Searches

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


What You Need to Know about Patriot Act Searches | InfoMart With all of the recent media coverage surrounding the expiration of certain provisions of the Patriot Act, we thought you might appreciate review of the information contained in our Patriot Act Database search. InfoMart’s Patriot Act Database Search scans over 30 domestic and international databases of known terrorists, drug traffickers, and other high-profile offenders.

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Why Franchises Must Run Background Checks

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Why Franchises Must Run Background Checks | InfoMart Protecting a franchise from harm is an important investment, which is why companies invest in insurance. However, your employees are the most valuable resource, so protecting your company from poor hiring is critical. Safeguard your growing venture with franchise background checks for new employees and staff.

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The Top Five Background Check Best Practices

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Top Five Background Check Best Practices | InfoMart With over 50% of job applicants admitting to lying on a resume, it has become standard practice for a company to run a background check on its potential employees. However, potential issues with the process range from incomplete reports to privacy violations, so it’s important to conduct extensive research on background checking before implementing a program or hiring a screening company.

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Keeping Your Hotel Safe with Accurate Background Checks

By Mike Swilley, National Account Executive


Keep Your Hotel Safe with Accurate Background Checks | InfoMart When we stay overnight at any hotel, we expect comfort and safety. We want our personal and valuable items to remain untouched and safe within the confines of our four temporary walls. However, we are not the only ones who step foot inside our rooms.

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The Importance of Working with Minority Vendors

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Staffing Background Checks | InfoMart The goal of recruitment is to hire the best candidate for every position, but this goal is not always realized. Patterns may emerge in certain companies or fields regarding the “traditional” or “ideal” employee, and this can cause hiring managers to overlook candidates who don’t match this specific characterization.

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Why Staffing Agencies Need to do Background Checks

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Staffing Background Checks | InfoMart Staffing agencies deal with a large number of applicants, often with very little time to interview them thoroughly, and the efficacy of these applicants can positively or negatively impact the reputation of an agency. Effective placement can encourage a business to use the agency again, while a negative placement may destroy the relationship between business and agency.

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Check Before They Wreck

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Driver Background Screening | InfoMart While passing hundreds or thousands of vehicles on the road each day, we rarely think about whether the driver sitting at the stop light across from us has ever had a DUI or a reckless driving charge. If you were responsible for that driver and the decisions he or she made while behind the wheel, you might consider their driving history more often.

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Background Checks for Hospitality Positions

By Mike Swilley, National Account Executive


Background Checks for Hospitality Positions | InfoMart The hospitality industry strives to provide travelers a home away from home, with all services catered and diverse amenities accommodated. Consumer standards continue to climb in both services offered and level of personal service received, whether they patron a small bed and breakfast or a large, multi-national chain.

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Background Screening for Nurses

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Background Screening for Nurses | InfoMart Nurses are the unsung heroes of the medical world, spending their time working directly with patients to ensure that orders from their doctors are carried out. Spending hours on their feet caring for others, these men and women are trusted implicitly by the people who seek treatment in a private practice or hospital.

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3 Ineffective Ways to Ask about Your Background Check, and Practical Alternatives

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Asking About Your Background Check | InfoMart Even if you have nothing to hide, talking about a background check can be nerve-racking. You can always ask your potential employer for clarification on what they will be looking into or you can scour background checking FAQ pages to find detailed information on common screening procedures for specific industries.

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3 Reasons Why Background Checks are Vital for Restaurants

By Mike Swilley, National Account Executive


Background Checks for Restaurants | InfoMart The restaurant industry doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think of the types of businesses most likely to conduct a background check on a new or potential employee. High employee turnover rates make the cost of background checks seem too prohibitive to screen every candidate.

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An Employer’s Do’s and Don’ts for Social Media Background Checks

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Tips for Social Media Background Checks | InfoMart In a world that uploads so much information online, it is only natural that employers are using this resource to their advantage. While a standard criminal background check is a good investment and can help shed light on the past actions of a potential employee, an applicant’s social media can give you a glimpse into his or her recent activities.

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What to Do If Your Background Check Has an Error

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


What to Do If Your Background Check Has an Error | InfoMart The unthinkable has happened. You applied for your dream job and were awaiting the results of your background check when the potential employer contacted you and said you’d been passed over for the position.

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What Goes Into a Drug Test?

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Drug Testing Results | InfoMart When applying for a new job, an applicant might feel that the interview is the most nerve-wracking experience in the process. However, for some that have never experienced it, a drug test can actually be the most confusing and thus most stressful part.

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Screen Volunteers

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Volunteers Hard at Work | InfoMart A nonprofit business is often working to do the impossible - serve a community or cause while operating on as little money as possible. Employees are often told to work with what they’ve got, stretching supplies and welcoming any and all people who wish to help.

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Why We Need Background Checks for Recreation League Coaches

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer, InfoMart **


Background Checks for Coaches | InfoMart With many youth activities, such as recreational sports leagues, the adults in charge are volunteers. Ensuring that these people are going to act as safe guardians for the children can be a difficult task, and some groups utilize background checks to help verify a clean record.

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FCRA Compliant Pre-Employment Background Checks

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer, InfoMart **


FCRA Compliant Pre-Employment Background Checks | InfoMart In today’s market, running background checks on potential employees is considered a common and intelligent best practice. However, the process can be difficult to undertake and often requires companies to navigate regulations that can differ dramatically from state to state.

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3 Times that a Background Check is a Good Idea

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Good Background Check Opportunities | InfoMart Running employee background checks might seem like a chore, but it is an important step to take that will reveal vital facts about your potential employees. These checks are considered necessary for high-profile or governmental positions, but even small businesses should run these screenings to ensure that they are employing quality people who can help create a positive image for the company.

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Black History Month Celebration

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Celebrating Black History Month | InfoMart Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate and educate your way to being a “Best Place to Work.” We usually see companies recognize BHM with sales and promotions, instead of celebrating and recognizing rich African American History. Companies often do not recognize Black History Month as much as they promote and exploit the opportunity for retail sales.

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8 Tips for Recognizing Black History Month in the Workforce

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


Honoring Black History Month | InfoMart Corporate events range from simple to complex, but all events can contribute to developing your workforce culture and cultivating a “Best Place to Work.”

Often, the perceived difficulty of planning, implementing, and managing future events can seem overwhelming. In the hands of an Administrative Assistant, though, you won’t struggle with wondering how to fit this into your schedule and pull it off.

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How to Approach a New Employee Background Check

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


New Employee Background Checks | InfoMart A background check is an important part of the hiring process, but it can be a tricky task to complete. Potential employers could worry that they have not gathered enough information or are digging deeper into an applicant’s past than is legal. They might also wonder where to even find information on the candidates and what they should be looking for in the first place.

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Do Background Checks Include Drug Tests?

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Drug Testing in Background Checks | InfoMart A background check is an extensive look into a potential employee’s past experience and choices. It often includes a criminal history search at the county, statewide and federal levels as well as an employment and education verification. Employers can also choose to add on extra searches, such as a credit check, a social media search or a drug test.

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How Long Does A Pre-Employment Screening Take?

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Length of Pre-Employment Screening | InfoMart A pre-employment screening is not an easy process. A full and accurate picture of an applicant’s history might call for searching multiple databases, all of which require specific information to generate a quality result. This extensive research might worry some employers, as they want to hire a qualified candidate as soon as possible.

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What Is Pre-Employment Screening?

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


What Is Pre-Employment Screening | InfoMart For the employer, the investigation process along with the gathering and compiling of a potential employee’s records can be extremely time consuming as well as disappointing if the results are unfavorable. For the candidate, it is a nerve-wracking experience, filled with worry over whether a parking ticket could cost you the position.

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9 Business Trends for 2015

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


2015 Business Trends | InfoMart Organizations’ CHRO (Chief Human Resource Officer) and CSO (Chief Security Officer) will take their seats on the board of directors. Businesses in 2015 will not just gather “big data,” but will analyze information and take action. We will simplify processes and systems and use resources to engage employees, clients, and the public.

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How to Obtain a Criminal Background Check

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Obtaining Criminal Background Checks Your company might know why it is important to get a criminal background check on any potential employee, but is stumped on how to go about finding these reports. You know that you’ll need to gather information from your employee and submit it through government channels, but what do you need to know? Who do you need to send this data to and how much will it cost?

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Statewide Criminal Background Check

By Tim Gordon, Vice President of Operations


Statewide Criminal Background Checks Pre-employment screenings have become a common part of the hiring process, with a standard portion of the process a criminal background check. While you can constrain your search to cover only the employee’s county of residence, it is often advised to expand your reach to include the applicant’s full state. This is done to ensure that an applicant is not hiding a criminal record outside of his or her home region.

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Healthcare Background Checks: A Primer

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Healthcare Background Checks Healthcare is an ever-changing industry, constantly expanding and is often subject to federal or state-mandated changes and updates. Because of this fluidity, it is key for those in the healthcare field to not only be well-trained to provide a high level of care for their patients, but also to be responsible and trustworthy employees that obey and respect the law as well.

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Recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. in the Workplace

By Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP


MLK Day in the Workplace Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.(MLK) Day is a Best Place to Work practice and an opportunity to engage your employees, educate the workforce, influence your business community and still keep the company productive with the doors open for business. How does your company recognize MLK Day?

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What Information is Included in a Background Check?

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Background Screening Character Assessment | InfoMart During the hiring process, you probably have answered what might seem like hundreds of probing questions about your qualifications and aspirations to see if they align with the company’s idea of an ideal candidate. This cross-examination can be exhausting, especially if you have been asked to meet with multiple members of a team to determine if you are the right fit for the position.

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Should There Be Drug Testing in Sports?

By Julius Williams, National Account Executive


Drug Testing in Sports | Background Screening | InfoMart In 1998, fans of professional baseball held their breath as Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa battled it out to see who could break Roger Maris’s home run record of 61 by the end of the season. On September 8, McGwire finished triumphant with 70 home runs, while Sosa came in second with 66.

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Post-offer Pre-Employment Testing

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Post-Offer Pre-Employment Testing | Background Screening | InfoMart The hiring process might be a daunting one, but you’ve gotten through it. You’ve posted a detailed job description, sifted through stacks of resumes and called those candidates with the greatest potential. You’ve even gone through the arduous interview process, meeting with multiple applicants who didn’t quite make the cut, until you’ve found the one.

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Treading Carefully with Bankruptcy and Employment Background Checks

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Bankruptcy Background Checks | InfoMart Reducing risk in the hiring decision process is an important challenge human resource departments face. Depending on your specific industry, added research may be necessary in relation to the nature of the job opening you’re hiring for. Screening applicants with credit checks? Know your protections in this procedure and ease your hiring stress.

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Background Checks for Businesses?

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Employee Background Checks for Businesses | InfoMart A Background Check for Businesses can confirm the positive impression that you gathered during the interview process, uncover possible issues that you might not have discovered or prevent potential problems that could arise in the future.

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Where To Get a Criminal Background Check?

By Adam Townsend, Chief Operating Officer


Criminal Background Check | Background Screening | InfoMart Conducting a criminal background check on future employees is an great way to ensure that your future hires not only have a clean history, but can help determine if they will be a positive influence on your workplace.

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Should Employers Conduct Social Media Background Checks?

By Erica Clausen-Lee, Chief Strategy Officer


Social Media Background Checks | Background Screening | InfoMart Social media is a valuable resource for employers to find information about their potential hires to determine if the candidate is the right fit for the company, however, there are legal and ethical concerns on the matter. Should businesses do social media background checks on potential employees?

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