What are Pre-Employment Background Checks and Why are They Important?

What is covered in a pre-employment background check?

A standard background check uses a person’s name, birthday and social security number to collect a variety of information on them from public and private databases. A respected background check provider can access all relevant sources and generate an easy-to-understand report on the applicant for the employer to review.

In most cases, a pre-employment background check covers the following areas:

  • Identity verification – Confirm the applicant has provided an accurate name and social security number and is a U.S. citizen or has legal right to work in the country.

More information: https://recruiterbox.com/blog/what-are-pre-employment-background-checks-and-why-are-they-important

The Evolving Recruitment Industry of the Middle East

The Middle East has certainly faced economic and political challenges in recent years, which has led to uncertainty in the recruitment industry.

The collapse of oil prices in 2014-15 and reduction in government spending saw many businesses respond with caution and look to reduce costs and gain improvements in efficiency by restructuring, accepting more expatriates, merging roles and indeed redundancies.

More information: https://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/the-evolving-recruitment-industry-of-the-middle-east

3 Hot HR & Recruitment Trends To Follow In 2018

It’s hard to believe that we’re edging towards the latter end of the year, and soon 2017 will be a distant memory. HR and recruiting professionals know all too well how important it is to keep an eye on the latest news affecting their industry. If you blink, you’ll miss something! It’s now November, and if you haven’t started planning for 2018 then now is certainly the time. So take 5 minutes to sit back and relax as we list 3 trends you should be following for 2018.

More information: https://www.socialtalent.com/blog/recruitment/3-hot-hr-recruitment-trends-follow-2018

How To Switch To Electronic Employee Files This Summer

Want to improve file management for the HR team, but intimidated by the process? Here’s how to move to electronic employee files fast this summer.

Managing employee files in an organized and compliant way is a critical part of the HR team’s responsibilities.  Unfortunately, files can be nearly impossible to manage when documents are on paper or spread across different teams, offices, and systems.

More information: https://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-switch-to-electronic-employee-files-this-summer

How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the Future of Recruiting?

The coming impact of computers and machines on the workforce is a hot topic. Technology is improving at a rapid pace and companies are finding more efficient ways to accomplish basic tasks.

However, technology will soon do more than simply work faster and stronger than a human can. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) means computers are becoming smarter, as well, and will soon be capable of doing even more complexed work.

More information: https://recruiterbox.com/blog/how-will-artificial-intelligence-impact-the-future-of-recruiting

2018 healthcare staffing trends

Last month, we wrote a blog on “Trends that will shape the Staffing Industry in 2018” talking about the paradigm shift that the industry is going through. In this blog, we will be talking extensively about trends within Healthcare Staffing, which is one of the promising High Growth Sectors of the Staffing Industry.

More information: https://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/2018-healthcare-staffing-trends

What to Know When Hiring Recent College Graduates

As graduation season comes and goes, another class of young professionals will soon be entering the job market. Recruiters will have a whole new group of 20-somethings to hire for entry-level jobs and groom for career success.

You’re likely already familiar with how Millennials and Generation Z differ from the older professionals in your workplace.

More information: https://recruiterbox.com/blog/what-to-know-when-hiring-recent-college-graduates

6 Ways to Recruit and Hire the Best Candidates for Summer Jobs

Early reporting suggests that, compared to past generations, today’s younger workers are less concerned with money and more focused on gaining skills and having meaningful early employment experiences. They’re thinking about the long game. By making your summer workplace experience skills-focused, you can appeal to younger workers and staff up more efficiently for the summer season.

More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/summer-job-candidates/

5 Ways to Get More Women into Your Workforce

Gender equality has been under a harsh spotlight for some time now, with pitiful percentages of women in upper management and inexplicable differences in pay. Sure, we’ve made significant progress in the last 100 years, but diversity is still a huge issue and we can’t afford to stop pushing forward.

There are many, many ways in which you can make your workplace a more hospitable place for diversity – not only women. Here are just five!

More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/get-more-women-into-your-workforce/

Important Questions You Should Be Asking Your Recruitment Agency

So sure, I know that it’s the objective of in-house recruitment teams, to reduce the cost of third party expenditure, and recruitment agencies are top of the list. However, against all those odds, the agency industry continues to thrive and in fact, grow year on year.

If this expenditure is a concern but still a necessity, then we need to re-look at the engagement with the more positive and productive words; ‘investment’ and ‘value’

More information: https://theundercoverrecruiter.com/questions-you-should-ask-you-agency/