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Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

June 20, 2017

Many industries are experiencing rapid changes in response to advanced technology, and the world of recruiting and HR management is no exception. What we see happening in the background check industry as it relates to Applicant Tracking Systems is a call for the industry to stand up and take notice—and take control.

Since utilizing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is now the standard for HR, there is downward pressure on back ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

June 8, 2017

In today’s business world, and especially in the background check business, everyone is looking for an competitive advantage. With globalization, and the ability for companies around the world to offer new solutions to your clients, a competitive edge is worth its weight in gold. Staying ahead often comes with recognizing and accepting that change must take place in in order to grow and stay on top. However, it’s difficult for compani ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

June 5, 2017

Candidates may not pay your invoices, but they are your core customers in a certain sense. While HR managers and hiring directors ought to be a key focus of your UX design, it also pays to pay a little more attention to the experience of candidates. Whether or not your background check process has direct candidate input or not, candidates can make or break your process. If you make it easy for candidates to navigate your background check ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

May 23, 2017

It’s tempting to rely on a good track record and consistent historical results in any field, but businesses are especially prone to equating past success and future performance. Any financial institution or investment broker understands that a long track record of good results is a good predictive tool, but it’s not the be-all-end-all of performance potential. In today’s business world, you will find countless examples of a solid bu ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

May 15, 2017

Background check service providers do well when they focus on the client’s needs, but they often overlook the importance of a positive candidate experience. Making life easy for candidates improves response times and overall satisfaction with the process. Background check firms that focus on both the employer and the applicant experience will outperform service providers that cater to employers exclusively. Below, you’ll find four way ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

May 11, 2017

The ability to complete the hiring process in a matter of days is a goal for many companies and governments, but in reality, it takes weeks, and all because of background checks. Background checks are a strenuous part of the hiring phase, and yet are a necessary step for most reputable companies. With outsourcing, so prevalent in today’s economy, the difference between a top background check company and their competition is typically th ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

April 27, 2017

Managing legacy systems is often an important part of IT professionals’ and managers’ responsibilities. Every industry must update their software and systems at some point, but few companies can afford excessive downtime and beta testing during the implementation phase. Often, the best option is running new platforms and legacy systems in parallel to maintain your operation effectiveness. The following guide can help you manage your t ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

April 20, 2017

Creating and developing a platform can be a painstaking process to do in house. Not only will you have to interview and hire developers, writers and testers, you will need to maintain the system indefinitely. When this happens it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that you are CRA and not a technology shop. It’s hard to do both really well. This is why so many other companies are looking at outsourcing to a third party as a possibility ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

April 18, 2017

Like a rocket, Checkr flew from 0 to $120M in revenue from 2014 to 2016. They have a market valuation of $1B plus. They are now one of the most exciting, dynamic, and largest background check companies in the industry. How did they do this? They first focused on the niche market of the demand economy and the service workforce and they developed great technology to solve a lot of the pains of background checks through automation and a dram ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

April 3, 2017

Background checks help businesses and organizations make good decisions when it comes to HR and recruitment, but there are important rules and regulations to govern the process for employers and applicants. Whether your firm hires one person or thousands, it’s important to know your responsibilities. The Federal Trade Commission and the Fair Credit Reporting Act provide the framework for fair background checks and responsible use of thi ...

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