Employee Background Checks: 5 Rules to Help You Walk the Line

By Todd Miller on Aug 31, 2017

There is a lot on the line when it comes to doing background checks on potential or current employees. A bad hire can cost your organization thousands of dollars, or more. It can also lead to lawsuits or loss of proprietary information. But, an improper or illegal employee background check can also lead to litigation, expensive fines, and damages. Here are five rules to help you perform a broad background check that keeps you safely within the law.
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5 Compelling Reasons to Background Check Your New Hires

By Todd Miller on Aug 24, 2017

Whether you are a serial entrepreneur building out your latest business idea, the owner of a small business ramping up production or the hiring manager for a larger firm, the recruitment process can be difficult, painful and lengthy. Once you have found the perfect person for the job, it is tempting to just go ahead, but there is one more step you need to consider.

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4 Efficient Ways Small Businesses Can Get The Best Hires

By Todd Miller on Aug 23, 2017

When you run a small business, you can't afford people who are just there for a paycheck. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the best possible hires for your business:

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3 Tips for Attracting Qualified Employees in the Digital Age

By Todd Miller on Aug 2, 2017

As technology continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, the methods you use to attract qualified employees to your business should advance as well. Too many businesses today are using outdated strategies when it comes to reaching modern professionals with their job offers, and they are suffering because of it. Here are three creative ideas to help you find and hire quality employees in the digital age.
Topics: Hiring
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3 Things to Avoid to Hire the Perfect Employee

By Todd Miller on Jul 18, 2017

Owning a small business or managing Human Resources is challenging as well as rewarding. One of the more challenging aspects of management is making hiring decisions. Owners have probably been there at one point in time wondering where things went wrong with the new hire who seemed so "perfect" during the interview but turned out a flop once hired. Making the right hiring decisions will save you time and eliminate headaches. So, how does the mistake of a bad hire happen? 

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The Facts and Figures Behind the Ban the Box Movement

By Todd Miller on Jul 10, 2017

The growing Ban the Box movement believes that the incredible difficulty that people with a criminal record have in finding employment are bad for our society. Research into the problem shows that by blocking these people from working is holding our economy back, missing out on tax revenues, punishing innocent children, and worsening a host of social problems.

But, it’s not just society that is hurting. Employers who do not even consider people with criminal records run the risk of missing out on talent that could give them a competitive edge.

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What You Need to Know About Ban the Box

By Todd Miller on Jul 6, 2017

The Ban the Box movement is about getting employers to stop asking about criminal convictions on initial employment applications. The idea is to stop using convictions as an automatic filter to screen out job applicants. Instead, the movement hopes to get employers to consider the relevance of criminal convictions to the job further down the hiring process, after considering their work qualifications.  

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