Background Re-Screening: The More the Merrier

Background Re-Screening: The More the Merrier

Posted Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Sterling Talent Solutions

As employers, we put a strong emphasis on keeping our workplaces safe through background screening our potential hires. Sterling Talent Solutions conducted a survey of 500+ HR professionals in the United States, and of those surveyed, 89% confirmed that their business uses background screening as a preventative measure against workplace discrimination, harassment, fraud and violence....

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Compliance Plays a Major Role for Background Screening

Compliance Plays a Major Role for Background Screening

Posted Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

There are many laws, regulations and guidelines that govern background screening. These rules aim to protect candidates when their personal information is used on an application and during background screening. To respect the rights of applicants and employees, organizations should be aware of their obligations and develop background checking policies that take into account their...

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Criminal Record Checks for Applicants Under 18 Years of Age (U18)

Posted Thursday, July 27th, 2017 by Chuck Walker, Sterling Talent Solutions

Among Sterling Talent Solutions’ many clients, there are those that routinely hire or place young people within their organizations. The question often arises: can these applicants be screened for a criminal record? The short answer is “Yes.” This blog post explains the difference between young persons who may have youth convictions and young persons (U18)...

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Tips for Making Your Resume Stand Out

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Sterling Talent Solutions

We have all been there—staring at a blank word document that would eventually be a digital representation of ourselves and the first impression for our dream jobs. In just 500 words, employers collect enough information from you to decide whether to continue with the application process or eliminate you from further consideration. It’s hard to...

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How to Mitigate the Compliance Risks of Social Media Screening

Posted Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

There is no way around it; we live in a social media world.  It has come to a point where the first thing that people do after they wake up is check their social media accounts, and they are then connected throughout the entire day. According to We Are Social, the number of active internet...

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Movie Characters who Should’ve Been Background Checked

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Marketing and Communications Intern

Characters with complicated situations, compromised morals and wild idiosyncrasies bring life to movies. With good directors, charismatic actors and absurd situations, the more entertainment it brings to audiences. This is due in part because it’s not something we get to experience on a daily basis. In some movies, the characters have a criminal background or...

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Seven Background Screening Policy Best Practices

Posted Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Technology has brought people together and made the world a much smaller place. But, in doing so, technology has stretched the limits of private space and what personal information can be shared with the masses. There are many laws, regulations and guidelines that govern the background screening industry. These rules aim to protect candidates when...

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Employee Satisfaction: The Recognition Program for Positive Company Culture

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Marketing and Communications Intern

Your employees happiness correlates with their work output and may help determine how likely they are to remain in that position. No wonder, being that most employees spend more time in the office than they do at home. That being said, now more than ever, people will jump from workplace to workplace until they are...

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Human Rights Laws and Background Screening in Canada

Posted Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Canadian human rights laws help promote equality in the workplace and are an integral part of Canadian society. One of the key responsibilities of an employer is to provide a safe, engaging and legally compliant working environment for all employees, including those groups who most need protection. Canada’s Human Rights Laws Human rights laws exist...

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Clients Benefit from Sterling Talent Solutions Partnership with Canadian Police Agencies

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 by Chuck Walker, Senior Advisor, Public Safety Information Management

The means by which criminal record and police information is accessed in Canada requires background screening companies use processes established through agreements with one or more Category I CPIC Agencies. These CPIC Agencies are police services with jurisdiction somewhere within Canada. Referred to as our Police Partner Agencies (PPA), Sterling Talent Solutions conducts business through...

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