For small businesses, finding good, quality help seems to be an ongoing challenge. One reason for this is because for many entrepreneurs, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to properly screen candidates. Pre-Check’s Smart Hire system, however, can help add back the time small businesses need to make smart hiring decisions. Learn more about how Smart Hire makes recruiting easy by clicking here.
A question that is on the minds of every single job hunter out there: What do employers and recruiters look for when hiring? Job hunting can be a nerve-wracking experience almost as much as the actual interviewing process. But, knowing exactly what employers and recruiters are seeking out in a candidate can help applicants prepare tremendously to put their best foot forward. Were going to look at a study that was conducted on nearly 800 employers, addressing this very question: Fitting the Company Culture 83% of employers cited that cultural fit was key. How a candidate meshes with a companys culture is typically determined by how a candidates behavior, interaction, and general attitude impacts those they work with. BONUS: Employers appreciated when a candidate was able to have a direct referral(s) from a staff member within the organization. Having the Necessary Experience Further in the study, 92% of employers agreed that a candidates experience was also a critical component.
There is hardly a person that the current opioid crisis does not affect. Whether you personally know someone who suffers from opioid addiction, or you know a friend of a friend This is a very real and growing problem that continues to touch the lives of too many people. In this blog, were going to address some of the main factors of the opioid crisis, with the help from our friends at Quest Diagnostics: How Does it Start? Yes, opioid addiction can begin by just hanging out with the wrong crowd, but more often than not, it begins at a doctors office. Many prescriptions for painkillers are careless or overprescribed, which can frequently leads to the misuse of the prescription. Quest shares how misuse can work: Misuse occurs when a prescribed drug is taken in a way that is not consistent with a physicians orders. For many, deviating from a doctors instructions may lead to dependence on painkillers and, in the worst case scenario, seeking out to find street drugs like heroin
Carnivals and fairs have recently been a hot topic up for public debate after several incidents this year involving assault, sexual harassment, and drug abuse happened all over the nation. With no government oversight, state laws, or local regulations, its important to understand how each employee is vetted and hired so we can all feel safe and have peace of mind at our next carnival. What it essentially comes down to, is that the hiring and vetting processes are solely determined by each company for each carnival, festival, and fair. This includes determining whether or not a company wants to perform a background check at all on a candidate, and even when deciding which past criminal offenses they will or will not accept when looking at an applicants record. Sometimes, this means applicants with criminal history can slip through the cracks For example, employee Jeffrey Thomas Pendzimas of the Minnesota State Fair, was charged with sexual assault on a woman in front of her children