Why Employers Perform Pre-Employment Background Checks

“Don’t they trust me?”   That question is heard frequently in and around the employment circuit, usually in regards to the pre-employment background check. An applicant who poses this question has generally gone to great lengths to impress his or her prospective employers on the application, on the resume, and in the interview. They think […]

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What Employees REALLY Want from their Employer

This should be common sense, but there are certain things employees want from their employer most the time that can elude even the best of HR teams. And it doesn’t matter which industry we speak of or how long the employees have been working at a company. Every single employee wants to be treated fairly […]

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10 FAQs About Employee Background Checks

You hear about it in the news, on the radio, and on television every day.  Cases of workplace violence on the rise. Embezzlement on the rise. Sexual harassment on the rise. Background checks on all future hires are even MORE important than ever before to the success of your organization!  There are a lot of […]

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HR True Story: Walking the Line and Remaining Strong in Your Values

Today, I’d like to share some very intimate and candid insight into what it’s really like to be a human resource professional. For years, I have dedicated a big part of my life to educating and inspiring those who have an interest in the people side of business. While this has been a rewarding experience, […]

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Voluntary Benefits Add Value to Compensation Plans for 2014

As more requirements and deadlines loom under the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), and the job market sways in favor of job seekers; many Human Resource practitioners are looking for ways to make company benefit packages more attractive to quality candidates. The struggle comes down to costs. Experts Predict Health Insurance Costs Will Continue to […]

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HR Department of One – Making the Most of Lunch Breaks

As a former and sole HR Manager of a manufacturing plant in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina; I often found myself using lunch breaks to get extra work done. Being an ‘HR department of one’ while it can be rewarding, also often has its challenges — time being one of the biggest. Yet, […]

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