How to Prevent Employee Theft: Reference Checking

Recently, Edward Snowden became a household name due to his theft and release of highly confidential information from the National Security Agency (NSA). Prior to being allowed access to the NSA’s information, Snowden was subjected to a background screening, which apparently revealed nothing problematic at the time. However, after a re...

Understanding the Wonderlic Automated Reference Check

Before extending a job offer, most employers first check applicants’ references. Traditionally, the reference check involves asking about dates of employment, attendance, and salary. We recognize that while this type of information can be useful, it does not provide the breadth or depth of insight that is required to make informed hiri...

How to Do a Better Reference Check – Automated

Reference checks are an essential step in your hiring process. As someone who has conducted a large number of reference checks, I know the process is time consuming, and often not very informative....

How to Get More from an Employment Reference Check

Employment reference checks are an essential step in your hiring process. As someone who has conducted a significant number of them in my career, I know they can be extremely time consuming and don’t always yield the most insightful information. Howeve...

The 10-Step Guide To Hiring

When a job opens up in your company, you need to be fully prepared to act. There are a lot of companies out there, especially small ones, that don’t have a blueprint for hiring. That’s like building a house without... well, a blueprint! Put studs in the wrong place, and when you least expect it, the whole thing can collapse. That’s...