Gen Z Smashes Workplace Norms

The oldest Gen Z population is now graduating college and entering the workforce. Drastically different than their idealistic millennial counterparts, they are going to smash established systems in the workplace. We’ve put together five…

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What's in a Name? Aliases and Maiden Names Pose Screening Complications

The background screening process relies on accurate identifiers, which include name and date of birth, to produce accurate and comprehensive reports. Aliases and maiden names are…

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Stop Hiring Discrimination - Terminate Blanket Statements

Blanket policies and statements are meant to exclude applicants from consideration for a position through the use of sweeping generalizations. These statements may violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 2012 this lead the EEOC…

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The When, What, and Why of International Background Checks

International background checks require a skilled, knowledgeable team to execute reliable, compliant reports. Because the information gathered for these checks is provided by government agencies in foreign countries, a solid understanding of international compliance, data, and privacy laws is essential to…

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5 Background Check Add-ons to Complete Your Package

A basic background check doesn’t always create a whole picture of your applicants, it may miss key information regarding the integrity, honesty and cultural fit of your applicants…

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Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action: Stay Compliant, My Friends

Any employer who uses a third party company to conduct background checks on employees or prospective hires, must follow certain FCRA guidelines. These regulations are monitored by the FTC and are frequently a source of legal troubles for companies who either choose not to follow the guidelines…

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Lying on Resumes: Tips to Catch False Education Claims

Lacking work experience, skills, or education may drive some to pad their resume with little white lies or fill large gaps in their resume with completely false information. No matter how it’s done, lying on resumes is a significant problem that can cost companies time and money.

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#TBT: Interviews, AI and the Digital Transformation

The process of interviews doesn’t seem a likely source of digital evolution. AI and digital transformations are advancing, their use is expanding, and they're beginning to permeate all corners of company operations, including the formerly rigid interview process.

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Closing the Wage Gap - Salary History Bans Increase

Salary history bans started back in 2017 with the intent of closing the wage gap. Currently there are 17 states 19 local cities or jurisdictions with salary history bans. While this doesn’t affect an expected salary question that your background check partners might ask, it’s never-the-less…

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Exit Interviews Boost Retention and Mitigate Risk

Critical Research offers exit interview services to companies that would like to have their interviews conducted by a third party. Our goal is always to simplify your processes and maintain transparency through our comprehensive list of background check and post-hire services.

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#TBT: History of the Job Search

Job boards of today got their start in the smudgy-inked pages of Sunday papers delivered across the nation. With the help of Monster, Craigslist, and a big shove from LinkedIn, the job search has become a tech service, but before then it had remained unchanged for a couple hundred years.

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Drug Tests Still Benefit Companies

To some, drug tests may seem outdated or archaic. But drug screening is more than compliance, it’s about keeping your business, shareholders...

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Integrating Background Checks with your HR Platform

Our background screening integrations can help ease the stress of switching software. Critical Research’s platform seamlessly integrates with many industry leading HR management systems to give you peace of mind.

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Corporate Responsibility in the Gig Economy

All companies, in the gig economy or not, have a vested interest in providing quality service and safety for their customers. So why aren’t background checks more prevalent in the gig economy? One argument from gig companies is…

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Continuous Background Checks Maintain Company Health

With the arrival of the digital age and the increased use of cloud computing and data sharing, one pre-hire background screen may not be enough to mitigate potential future threats to employees and the brand.

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Consumer Awareness in the Trust Economy

These services, among many others, are collectively referred to as the Gig Economy. But I like to refer to it as the Trust Economy, because these services require an immense amount of trust on behalf of the consumer. Few companies in this industry offer, advertise, or perform thorough background screening on their applicants and freelancers.

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