For Background Screening, COVID-19 Effects Linger

April 28, 2021

One year ago, we were settling into our makeshift offices in corners of our homes. Meetings suddenly included random dog barks, kid-photobombs, and home wifi connectivity issues. But what about now? How have things changed since so many have adapted to working from home? As we return to offices, it’s... more

Social Media Screening: How & Why It Works

March 29, 2021

Picture this. You interview a candidate. Later that day, you find their LinkedIn. Then their Facebook, their Twitter, their Instagram, where you see that they’re part of a protected class. After speaking with your team, you decide to move forward with a different candidate. You made the decision based on... more

TV Characters Who Would Fail Social Media Checks

Looking for some real-world examples of what might show on a social media screening? Our friends over at Social Intel put together a list of characters who would likely have failed their social media background checks. Michael Scott | The Office Michael vacations in Jamaica during one Season 3 episode. Upon... more

Investigative Identifiers: What, Why, How

February 25, 2021

With recent court decisions putting the research of arrest records squarely on HR as well as candidates, it’s important to understand exactly how criminal records are validated… especially if you’re crazy and not using Atlantic, since some screening companies are now expecting you to do the research. Atlantic provides only... more

Say Hello to High-Volume Recruiting

January 25, 2021

As the first month of 2021 winds down, you may have noticed an increase in your recruitment. That’s to be expected, as experts continue to argue that hiring is headed for a peak following the tumultuous year we've seen. Ask yourself: what’s your strategy as it comes to high-volume recruiting?... more

The Year of the ATS Is Coming

December 18, 2020

We all know 2020 has been hard. Surprisingly, experts expect hiring to hit an all-time high next year. With so much recruiting to be done, it's a good time to reconsider how your software impacts your hiring lifecycle. According to, 73% of HR professionals already use an ATS (Applicant... more

2020 is Coming to an End: What’s Next?

November 23, 2020

We can all agree that 2020 has brought plenty of surprises. We can also all agree that HR individuals have had to overcome more obstacles than ever expected. While our industry is constantly adapting to the newest trends, it’s always best to stay on top of what to anticipate in... more

#HireFromHome: A How-To on Screening Remote Candidates

October 28, 2020

Zoom interviews, screen-sharing to train new employees, and getting to know candidates virtually are all things that HR are learning to love nowadays. With more and more companies shifting to remote working, it begs the question: how exactly can you hire remotely? Luckily, in today’s day and age, employing a... more

Avoiding the Most Common Hiring Mistakes

September 25, 2020

While we know that recruiting has changed overnight, it seems like the same old hiring errors are continuing to happen. According to, the Department of Labor estimates that the cost of a bad hire can equate to 30% of an employee’s potential first-year earnings. In a time where everybody is... more

How The Future of Recruiting is Changing

August 26, 2020

With the pandemic arguably affecting every aspect of life as we know it, those in HR are being forced to adjust to a completely new world. Recruiting is no longer as easy as bringing someone in for an interview and getting face-to-face time to guarantee that they will be the... more