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What Tasks Companies Are and Are Not Prioritizing During the Hiring Process?

Posted Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Julianna Haase, Marketing and Communications Intern

Sterling Talent Solutions recently surveyed 500+ HR professionals on their background check programs and the sentiments surrounding business growth in the upcoming year for our Background Screening Trends and Best Practice Report. We uncovered some exciting results, from the way companies screen potential hires and the information they look for, to predictions for employment trends.

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Background Screening Research Results: Key Insights to Improve Your Screening Program

Posted Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

Sterling Talent Solutions took the pulse of HR professionals for our soon to be released Background Screening Trends & Best Practice Report. We recently previewed the results of this survey with Clare Hart, CEO of Sterling Talent Solutions and Nick Fishman, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners and Alliances, Sterling Talent Solutions. The survey asked questions on background screening best practices, challenges and barriers, awareness of compliance issues and expectations and emerging trends for the rest of 2017.

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Real-Time Recruiting via Social Media and Candidate Experience

Posted Thursday, March 16th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

There are ways to define candidate experience. It covers many areas of the hiring process from filing out an application to filling out paperwork on day one. Many HR influencers have taken a stab at defining what candidate experience entails and they often share similar views. In a 2013 blog post for the Huffington Post, Rayanne Thorn of Technomedia simply defines candidate experience as, “What a job seeker/applicant/candidate goes through during the hiring process.” With the job market being more candidate-driven than ever before, candidate experience will continue to be a major topic for companies and organizations to come.

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Recruiting in 2017: Jobvite and Sterling Talent Solutions present the New Normal

Posted Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

The human capital management industry is exciting and ever changing. The New Year is off and we’ve already seen changes in hiring regulations, marijuana laws and background screening rules. There will be more modifications to come as the new administration and legislatures get into place. All of these changes have a major effect on the current job market and recruiting practices. In our latest webinar, Sterling Talent Solutions partnered with Jobvite to present on this very topic: “Recruiting in 2017: The New Normal.” The presenters discussed a some eye-opening discoveries in Jobvite’s recently released “Recruiter Nation Report 2016” and how these findings are important for recruiters, HR professionals and employment background screening companies.

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Social Media Screening: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Debbie Lamb

Social networking is one of the most popular online activities with high user engagement rates and expanding mobile possibilities. According to estimates, the number of worldwide social media users reached 1.96 billion and is expected to grow to at least 2.5 billion by 2018. North America leads the way with the largest penetration of social media users at 59% followed by South America and Western Europe. Pew Research Center discovered that in the U.S., women and men use social media at similar rates and where you live no longer plays a large role in using social media. It is estimated that US social media users spend 216 weeks on social media on their smartphone, 53 weekly minutes on PC and 50 minutes per week on accessing social networks via tablet devices. With this in mind, it probably comes as no surprise that social media is playing an increasingly significant role in the recruitment process. How much should employers depend on these networks to source and screen potential employees?

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7 Tips for Screening Millennials, The Emerging Generation

Posted Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Sterling Talent Solutions

It is time to get to know Millennials. According to Pew Research Center, in early 2015, Millennials became the largest group in the U.S. workforce surpassing members of Generation X and Baby Boomers. Millennials, people aged 18-34 years old, will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025.

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