From merely annoying to downright dangerous, bullies can affect your company’s bottom line. They reduce productivity causing your profitability to suffer. The bully persona creates havoc by lowering your workforce’s morale, reducing loyalty, and affecting your ability to keep absenteeism in check
Understanding criminal background reports
Whether or not you are typically interested in politics, right now it is hard to ignore the heated topics that are relentlessly thrust in front of us every day. With all the time we spend at work with colleagues, it is natural to want to discuss topics that are on our minds. Everyone has their own opinion which should be respected. However, I don’t remember a time when I have seen so many people passionately and combatively at odds with each other.
A colleague of mine that was having a bad day told me something that has stayed with me for over 20 years. She said, “With the right health, motivation and training almost anyone can run a marathon, but not every day!” Of course, she said this in utter despair at the time because her job was running her into the ground. However, it made me realize how often we just keep racing through our day without
Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us again! It’s the time of year when many businesses, especially retail and hospitality, hire temporary seasonal workers to help with increased holiday demand. With unemployment rates low, competition to find the additional workers you need is going to be fierce!
Whether you are in the planning stages of a start-up or expanding and bringing on partners into an existing company, are you absolutely sure the person you will be trusting with your business is all they portray themselves to be? A high percentage of people embellish, omit and downright lie
Can People With An Outstanding Arrest Warrant Buy A Gun and Why Is That My Problem? Unfortunately, with so much violence this year, this is an issue that employers need to think about more for workplace safety and security. It appears that there is a lot of confusion when it comes to determining who can be prohibited from owning a firearm. This year, the FBI has removed
Whether you were the interviewer of the interviewee, most of us have been involved in an interview that was not effective. We know what it looks like and we definitely know what it feels like! At best, traditional interviews don’t bring out the information you really need to make the optimal hiring decision and, at their worst, they can be very ineffective and even illegal.
Our Research Specialists here at Genesis Background Screening have heard some pretty crazy stories over the years about what HR professionals have to deal with when they need to hire. Whether you are replacing an employee who is moving on or creating new positions with company growth, finding the right talent that has the character you want for your business is challenging.
You might be surprised to find out how many people, that are either on staff or contractors that support your company, come to work impaired. Maybe you drug tested them during your pre-employment process and you think that is enough to ensure that your workplace is free of illegal substances. But with statistics showing that illicit drug use is up at the highest level in 12 years, it is quite likely that you may have employees right now that are abusing drugs.
When even the big companies are dealing with litigation over FCRA compliance, what’s a small to medium company to do? If corporations with lots of resources can’t get it right, is all hope lost? Actually, it may be easier for small companies to adjust. Large companies have lots of layers and departments which make it a challenge to make sure everyone is on board with the changes and that they follow through