As 2017 is coming to an end, reflecting on the year will show mass consumer customization continues to be a growing trend. Regardless of the industry, the need for companies to satisfy the needs and wants of their consumer group remains of the highest priority. In regards to the recruitment space, this refers to satisfying the needs and the wants of the candidate. Ultimately, we are living in the candidate’s world. Companies are now taking a proactive approach to attracting top talent by managing their employment brands, in part through investment in company websites and candidate facing technology. In a time where most things are available at your fingertips, candidates have adopted a consumer-like mentality and have the same expectations while searching for jobs.
Topics: Candidate Experience
You still have one week left to register for our upcoming webinar with IBM Kenexa on best practices for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program.
As a consumer who has also worked in the background check industry for 14 years, I cringe on behalf of job applicants when I read stories about employment background checks that find the "wrong man." It seems to happen often that a background check finds inaccurate negative information because the background check was not thoroughly completed to get the most accurate information available. To give more insight into these types of situations, I wanted to provide additional information on best practices in the background check process that typically prevent this type of misidentification from happening.
Accurate Background and IBM Kenexa have teamed up on an upcoming best practices webinar for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program.
Strong integration partnerships have played a key role in Accurate Background's success. These partnerships also enhance the customer and candidate experience by streamlining the hiring process. Leading hiring software provider, Hireology, recently selected Accurate Background as their integrated partner for candidate background checks and published a blog overviewing their vendor selection process.
Everyone has been talking about hiring tips for millennials, but what about the next generation…the centennials? Born after 1997, the first centennials are on the cusp of entering the workforce.
According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, “Small businesses are hiring at a faster rate than their larger brethren after lagging behind for much of the economic recovery.” This is great news for the US economy, as small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) are critical to economic growth. In fact, the most recent job report from the NFIB indicated that 55 percent of SMBs are hiring or trying to hire.
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means it is time to get creative with your annual holiday baking. You know the drill; you see that fantastic recipe on Food Network or Pinterest, and quickly go to work. But somewhere, a few ingredients in, things get confusing. Can grated ginger be replaced with powdered ginger? Baking powder and baking soda are interchangeable, right? And what the heck is star anise?
There has been a recent uptick of emergent background check APIs claiming to have “solved” international background screening. However, if you look under the hood, many of these services have little or no experience in actually conducting international searches – leaving much to be desired in terms of compliance and understanding of each country’s screening nuances. This should be especially worrisome for participants in the trust economy who are quickly expanding their global presence.
We’re currently living through a redefinition of work and what constitutes a job. Technology has given way to the “sharing economy” and transformed the ways people can make a living. As these flexible work environments grow so does the need for technologies that can create trust relationships.