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5 Tips for Hiring in a Recession

As the first point of contact for applicants, there’s often a lot of pressure on HR to make informed decisions and bring on the right people. This can be challenging when hiring
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Certn Background Check Process, Your Questions Answered

Background checks are an important pre-employment screening step. They help companies make more informed decisions when choosing which candidate to hire. What is Certn Background
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International Background Checks by Certn

So you're running a global business. This means you have international hiring laws and background screening policies to comply with. Maybe you’re not fully global yet, but the
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What Do Background Checks Reveal

Background checks are a standard practice nowadays with 94% of businesses reporting that they conduct some type of background check on their job candidates. But why do they do it?
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2023's Top 3 Trends in Background Screening

If you’re in recruitment or talent acquisition and you’re not adopting top employment screening trends like using a vendor who automates background checks or international
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The Gig and Freelance Economy in Canada

Gig work is the trend of people participating in short-term or flexible work arrangements. The "gig economy" is the ecosystem where this type of freelancing is the primary or
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Owners: Protect Your Assets with Background Checks

You already have a lot to worry about when it comes to building your small business—we get it. So don’t add more work to your future by skipping a vital step. Background checks
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Streamline Hiring Process for a Better Candidate Experience

Streamline Hiring with Certn and Freshteam  On top of helping you learn meaningful information about your candidate, background checks can contribute to a better candidate
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Certn Named Leader in Background Checks

G2 Rates Certn Leader in Background Check Category TL;DR The G2 2023 market reports awarded Certn its usual badges for Leader and Easiest to Use, which is always something to
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How Background Checks Help Remote Teams

Behind every new hire is a team of people. If you work in HR you know hiring any new employee is an investment, from recruiting and hiring to training and onboarding. According to
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HR Trends Explained: Background Check APIs

According to Harvard researchers, the average employee toggles between different apps and windows more than 3,600 times a day. Which is...a lot. For HR professionals, minimizing
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How to Overcome International Recruitment Challenges with Certn and Deel

As an HR specialist, what process gives you the biggest headache? The coordination? The communication? The compliance requirements? Now imagine these challenges on a global scale;
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What Is SOC 2

Developed by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 is an auditing procedure that verifies companies
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The Dangers of Not Doing Background Checks

Are background checks necessary? Is it okay to skip them? What happens when you do? These are questions that are worth asking if you run a business in the US, because the answers
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Reduce Your Time to Hire and Increase Hiring Efficiency

The hiring process is always evolving. Recruiters do one thing, and applicants adapt. Recruiters do another, and applicants adapt again. Build an algorithm that will filter CVs
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Canada Property Managers: How Background Checks Help

When Vancouver-based property management company Advent Real Estate Services started using Certn’s background screening, it found that the services helped solve all kinds of
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Toxic Workplace? 4 Tips to Discourage E-Presenteeism

The worker who’s always the first one to clock in and the last one to clock out, who answers emails and Slack messages at all hours of the day, and who always logs on (even when
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2022 HR Trends Background Screening Helps With

2023 is just around the corner. And while the workplace is very different from what it was at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, to say the change is done is
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The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Remote Employees

Remote Hiring with Certn & SmartRecruiters The global job market has changed and workplaces have been required to get out of their comfort zones and offer more flexible working
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Here's How Background Checks Help Improve Hiring

It’s no secret that background checks help your hiring team. They provide a last layer of security to protect your organization from negligent hiring and other problems. But a
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Easiest Background Check Provider, According to G2

When a new G2 report comes out, it’s always pretty exciting. G2 is one of the most popular and trusted software review sites around. And part of what makes its reports so useful
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How Background Checks Benefit All Business Departments

Background checks are the kind of thing that often stay in the background. They might not be the first thing that comes to mind when your company is looking for ways to reduce
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5 Biases in Hiring and How Technology Is Fighting Them

Bias in the hiring process—and the negative ramifications it leads to—can be an intimidating problem to tackle. It can be uncomfortable for hiring managers to identify their own
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Why Certn Doesn't Hire Assholes

At Certn, we have four core values: we’re accountable, we’re inclusive, we’re synergistic, and—importantly—we’re not assholes. That last part might sound a little controversial,
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Certn's Background Checks Are Easiest to Use

Certonians, the talented and hard-working people here at Certn put a lot of care into making our clients happy with their background checks. At Certn, we help our clients conduct
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Certn's Series B Funding and Growing to New Heights

The last few months (and years, if we’re being honest with ourselves) have been a blur of activity here at Certn. We recently secured USD $50 million in Series B funding. We’ve
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Embracing‌ ‌DEI ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Candidate‌ ‌Experience‌ ‌with‌ ‌Certn‌ ‌&‌ ‌Pinpoint‌

Certn recently joined hands with Pinpoint to bring out a candidate-first platform. They will help recruiters hire faster, better, and smarter.  Hiring is a complex process with a
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7 FCRA Best Practices for US Employers

What is the FCRA?  Enacted back in 1970, the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was designed to promote fairness and accuracy and ensure data confidentiality for consumers
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Attract the Right Employees in 2022 With Certn and BreezyHR

Hiring the right employee for your company can be a daunting task. It’s essential to find someone who is the right addition to your company culture and has the skills you need to
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Enhance Your Security Controls with Certn and Tugboat Logic Integration

All business functions, including talent management and human resources - in an organization will need to undergo a security audit. Whenever that happens, your team needs to be
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Fountain: Certn’s Newest Applicant Tracking System Partner

We are thrilled to announce we’ve teamed up with Fountain to collectively strengthen our candidate-first experience in the hiring and background screening process. At Fountain and
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How Background Checks Help Achieve SOC 2 Compliance

Think SOC 2 is a boring compliance topic? Think again. If you’re a SaaS startup, this designation gives you a competitive edge. Background checks are a key enabler of SOC
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Canada's Top Growing Companies: Certn's Outstanding Growth

Canada's Top Growing Companies Certn ranks 22 on The Globe and Mail’s third-annual ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies and we couldn't be more excited!  We're pleased to
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Meet Our New Certn Characters, Magnus, Ollie and Rosa!

Our characters tell our Certn story, the values we represent and how we amplify our brand identity. When we set out to create our characters, we wanted to take a design approach
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Beyond Risk: At Certn, It's All About Tech, Trust and Truth

The background check industry has too long revolved around risk and safety – intimidating topics. Many of our competitors use fear and uncertainty as a selling point. But at
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7 Reasons to Switch Background Check Providers

The hiring process has evolved over the years as companies move from hiring locally to screening candidates virtually across the world. Small- and medium-sized businesses today
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Minimize Gig Work Risks with Background Screening

The gig economy has been growing rapidly in recent years. The gig economy refers to a labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as
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Why Reducing Hiring Bias is Good for Business

It's time to reduce bias in your hiring process. Hiring is a key activity within any organization, but it can be riddled with unintentional bias that prevents you from finding the
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How SMS Text Messages Can Benefit Your Hiring Process

At Certn, we are always looking for innovative ways to help our customers be more efficient in the way that they manage their background screening strategy. The hiring process has
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Top 3 Myths about Background Checks

  Chances are you have already formed an opinion about background checks even if you’ve never needed one. Background checks may seem daunting, but the process doesn’t have to be
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How to Improve the Candidate Experience During the Hiring Process

The global pandemic changed the way that organizations are onboarding candidates as virtual interviewing becomes the new norm. Nearly 86% of organizations are currently conducting
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Why Background Checks Are an Asset to Your Hiring Team

Hiring mistakes cost money. Just how much, exactly? According to some estimates, a bad hire typically costs about 30% of their first-year salary. So it makes sense to try and
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5 Tips to Help You Prepare for Your Next Virtual Interview

Technology over the last year has drastically increased because of the global pandemic. Now more than ever, people are looking for new ways to have authentic connections with
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3 Ways Background Checks Help Gig Work

Thanks to unprecedented times brought on by a global pandemic, the way that people work has changed drastically over the past year. Many organizations had no choice but to adapt
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Why Gen Z is Holding Employers Accountable

Times are changing with how the world looks at the regular 9-5 job. Not only did the world quickly adapt to a digital landscape because of the uncertainty of the global pandemic,
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Meet Certn’s New Applicant Tracking System Partner—iCIMS

Given our mission here at Certn build trust in people by revolutionizing the background check process, we're excited to announce our partnership with iCIMS — the world’s leading
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Worried? Don't Be Intimidated By Background Checks

If you’re not familiar with or have any knowledge of the many benefits that background checks provide to businesses, then it is completely understandable why you may feel
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Background Checks Help Your Business Save Money

Background checks are a necessity in the modern business world as they keep your business safe from liability. Businesses that use background checks have proven that they are able
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Why Background Checks are the Answer to Safe Online Dating

Being able to provide human beings with resources to help them feel comfortable and safe is priceless to any organization. Recently one of the biggest online dating platforms with
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Improve Your Brand Reputation with Background Screening

In today's world, a good reputation is hard to build and easy to destroy. With the transition to the digital era, it is now easier than ever to know in an instant the reputation
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How The Hiring Processes have Changed and How We Can Adapt

Hiring isn’t a one–way process anymore. The industry is changing rapidly due to the global pandemic still affecting nearly 212,800 jobs just in January 2021 alone and with the
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Certn Makes The 2021 Ready to Rocket List for the Third Year In A Row

Certn Makes the 2021 Ready to Rocket List for the 3rd Time! Rocket Builders released its 19th annual “Ready to Rocket” lists, which profile British Columbia technology companies
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SelectSoftware Reviews Top Background Check Company: Certn

We are excited to announce that Certn is featured as a top background check company on SelectSoftware Reviews (SSR). SSR provides expert advice on the best HR and recruiting
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Land (and Retain) Talent With These Incentives For Retail

How can you land the best hires in retail recruitment?  It all starts with creating the ultimate job descriptions and an enticing workplace. But these job descriptions can’t just
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Certn Integration With LinkedIn Talent Hub

Certn is integrating machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in new ways, to provide the best possible background check experience for businesses to characterize and
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6 Struggles in Retail Recruitment and How to Solve Them

It’s been a rough year for retail. COVID-19 has presented a huge challenge for brick and mortar-based businesses, with many stores closing, reducing hours and staffing, and
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Certn Lime: The Background Check Solution for SMBs

Certn Lime is a background check solution designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that issue a lower volume of checks annually. Our services have always
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The Certn Background Check Process

If it has been a while since you’ve done one, you might still think of background checks as inconvenient. But Certn’s Canadian clients know the long waits, trips to your local
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Certn Secures $43M in Funding

CERTN ANNOUNCES $43M IN FUNDING TO FURTHER ACCELERATE THE GLOBAL TRUST ECONOMY AND SIMPLIFY HIRING PROCESSES Continuing its mission to innovate intelligent background screening
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Solve These 6 Retail Recruitment Struggles

If you’re reading this, take a deep breath - you’ve made it through 2020; arguably one of the most paradigm shifting years of recent human history. The pandemic put our global
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The Do's & Don’ts of Successfully Hiring Millennials

Hiring millennials is easier said than done. A lot of businesses think they can wave some ping pong and pizza in their face and call it a day. While their view of the corporate
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Performing Streamlined Background Checks in Australia

In 2018 the Australian Crime Commission Regulations 2018 reported: “The police history checking service plays an important role in ensuring that bodies such as charities,
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Certn is One of Companies-to-Watch in 2020 Deloitte’s Awards

VICTORIA, British Columbia, November 18 2020: Certn, a leading people data platform that helps businesses perform fast, comprehensive background checks and ongoing risk
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The Future of Gig Work & the Role of Background Checks

In many respects, the future of work is already here. Amid the headlines exclaiming the predicted loss of jobs due to automation and other changes brought by artificial
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Canada's Cannabis Industry and Criminal Record Checks

Employment in the cannabis industry in Canada is growing. In 2018, Canada introduced legalized recreational cannabis to the nation through the Cannabis Act, and employment in the
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Certn Background Checks Launches in the U.S.

Firm Appoints HR Superstar Steve Cadigan to Board to Bolster Growth and Build Opportunity Menlo Park, CA, April 9, 2019 — In the world of “people screening,” speed and accuracy
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Fight Unconscious Bias During Recruitment with These Tips

As much as we hate to admit it, we all have biases. We're biased when it comes to sports teams, food, and nearly every aspect of our everyday life. We can’t help ourselves. Most
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Police Check Turnaround Times are at All-Time Highs

Tis the season where if you’re planning to coach hockey, you should be thinking about getting your annual background check! However, many leagues run on volunteers and one thing
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How AI is Revolutionizing Recruitment

As workplace technologies have become more advanced and sophisticated, HR recruiters have followed suit. The recruitment process is being streamlined through the introduction of
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How Technology is Revolutionizing Recruitment

Technology’s impact on the modern workplace is undeniable. We live in a time when people can work just as well from home as they can from a downtown office. Because of the
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The Truth About Social Media Screening

The sheer amount of information you can access about someone through social media is dizzying. As people continue to maximize their digital footprints through platforms like
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The Global Solution to Remote Hiring - OneID™

  In recent months we, as a society, have learned the values of being able to do almost everything from the comfort of our own homes. Whether it be having groceries delivered or
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Win at hiring with the new Certn and Greenhouse integration

Hiring just got easier. Certn is glad to announce that we’re entering a partnership with another leader in the HR space, Greenhouse.  We provide the most comprehensive, AI-driven
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Why You Should Always Screen Your Freelancers

As the gig economy continues to grow with 43% of the current workforce expected to be self-employed by 2020, it’s time for recruiters to take freelancers seriously. We’ve seen the
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Certn & Vanta Partner to Help Companies with SOC 2 Readiness

  Certn has always felt that security is not just something you talk about but it’s something that needs to be a top priority. We’ve made a commitment to ensure that our security
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Three Secrets to Hiring the Best Talent Even Amidst a Crisis

At the time of writing, the whole world is in the grip of a global pandemic that has forced entire countries into full lockdowns. This is not the time to cower, though. This is
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Certn: Growth Leaders Of Tomorrow

VICTORIA, B.C. April 14, 2020 Certn has been selected as one of Canada’s top tech companies in the information and communications industry. It was announced that Certn was added
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Avoid Bad Hires With Pre Employment Screening

One of the most important resources in any successful company or organization is human resources. It’s the people with the necessary talents and skills that keep your well-oiled
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Non-Profit Employee Background Screening Services

Don't let a bad hire ruin your reputation or compromise your mission. If you're a volunteer association or non-profit organization, you can trust Certn with your background checks
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Why You Need Background Checks for Retail

Is this your hiring process? You receive applicant resumes and review them, schedule and conduct interviews to determine which ones fit your needs, and then finally, present the
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The Gig Economy Revolution: Preparing for Growth

There’s a work revolution underway. The gig economy is reshaping work and hiring practices. How's your company adapting? Gig economy workers are known by many names: temporary or
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How Gig Work is Changing in COVID-19

The world of work has been an ever-changing landscape. But we’ve never seen shifts of this magnitude before. Everyone’s talking about Gig companies. Some experts say it’s due to
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Don't Take Gig Work for Granted

We all anticipated it across various industries: the gig economy was going to be a revolution. We took it for granted. After all, there was a drastic increase in online platforms
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Certn Signs a New Partnership with JobAdder

As one of the leaders in the HR industry, we pride ourselves offering the best and fastest background check services. Certn provides every check you would ever need in your
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Certn Partnership with Njoyn

At Certn provide a complete background check system for all your hiring needs with results available at lightning speed. We offer criminal record checks, credential verification,
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Why You Need to Screen Your Potential Hires

As anyone who’s taken part in the recruitment process already knows — finding the right hire is a massive undertaking. It’s not as simple as putting out a job posting and picking
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