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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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