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Make the Background Check Process Faster for Your HR Department

No hiring manager or HR department is ever happy when your third-party background checks take longer than expected. After all, there is plenty of work to be done—or hiring for that position wouldn’t be a priority. Some third-party background checks indeed take some time to go through—especially if they deal with multiple databases or extensive searches. That being said, […]

How Long Is a Background Check Good For? Your HR Questions Answered

One of the most common questions we get at CNet Technologies is the query, “How long is a background check good for?” This kind of question makes third-party background checks seem more like a consumable than their actual purpose, but it gives us a chance to shed some light on the nature of third-party background checks. Unfortunately—or maybe fortunately— third-party background checks aren’t […]

Will a Fingerprint Background Check Really Help in the Hiring Process?

Anyone with a common first and last name has probably run into an issue somewhere along the line with name-based background checks. Even within the context of where a person grew up or spent time, there is a possibility of, say, multiple “John Smiths” in Houston, Texas. It only makes sense that people want to […]

Do Third-Party Background Checks Include Juvenile Records? HR Questions Answered

Teenagers can make some pretty consequential mistakes. However, part of the point of juvenile records is that our society believes youth can learn and change their ways after experiencing a juvenile conviction. Due to this structure, there are ways in which juvenile records may not appear on background checks. A Gap in Information The first […]

Why Your Start-Up Company Needs to Invest in Thorough, Ethical Background Checks

Many of us have our image of what a typical startup founder is like: self-funding or crowd-funding their idea and bootstrapping like crazy to get their vision off the ground. Perhaps you are a computer software application developer, or you have an idea for an eCommerce store that could be the next big thing. Regardless […]

HR Managers: New Court Rulings in Texas May Affect How—and Who—You Hire

The United States is in a bit of a “background check limbo” due to recent changes in how criminal background checks can affect the choice to hire—or not hire—new employees. This waiting zone is due to current legislation from August 2019, which created some ambiguity going forward about what the actual responsibilities of employers are around […]

Why Background Screening Should Be Customized to the Needs of Your Business

When you start thinking about creating a background check program within your company, you will quickly see how much work it is to do personal verifications and checks yourself. One of the reasons why CNet Technologies offers so many options for customized background screening services is that we know that the needs of each company are not “one size […]

How Photo IDs Provide an Additional Level of Security for Your Company

No one likes to envision negative risks affecting their business—but one of the best ways to avoid a security breach is to prevent them proactively. Creating common-sense security measures in your company and making them the norm helps your employees feel secure and productive, knowing that their work and their physical bodies are safe. Read on to learn more about how photo […]

Security and Recognition: Why You Should Provide Photo ID Badges as Your Company Grows

As your business grows, it is wise to consider whether name tags would be a good idea for the company. Indeed, young companies where four or five employees all work together may not need such identification. However, for larger companies, there are a host of benefits associated with these simple additions to your corporate culture. CNet explores the […]

Why Swab Drug Testing Is a Great Complement to Urinalysis for Your Job Candidates

The most common drug testing method—and the one most people consider the standard in the United States—is urine drug testing. It is considered hard to fake, and it finds a wide variety of drugs that could be present in a potential employee’s body. Due to widespread use (90% of pre-employment screening cases), many companies don’t consider the […]

What Is Hair Follicle Drug Testing? How Can It Support Your Hiring Practices?

Urine drug tests are considered the gold standard of drug tests in the United States, and for federally-mandated drug tests, they are the only approved option. They are minimally invasive and hard to fake, but they do come with some drawbacks. Occasionally, the information they offer is unclear, and abstaining from drugs for a certain amount of time […]

Background Screening in the News: How Shifting Business Models Affect HR

As many companies experience downturns that require restructuring, the models for talent management are becoming increasingly critical for the average company; the way in which you hire matters more. You decide the structure of your organization chart and determine what role automation will play in your company. Here are just a few current events where background screening will […]

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