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Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

August 17, 2017

A recent survey by Tecmark in the UK revealed that the average smartphone user completed over 220 tasks on their device each day. This is compared to an average of only 140 tasks completed on their desktops. Smartphone users are also utilizing their mobile devices early in the day – often before they even get out of bed; to check the weather, answer emails, and review job opportunities. And it’s also the last thing they do at night wh ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

August 16, 2017

Investing in technology upgrades is easy to put off, but dated hardware and software comes with its own set of consequences. Sticking to the old ways of doing business can send you (and your costs) careening into a bottomless pit of tech despair. Maintaining legacy systems is often “just something that you do” to keep your operations running, but old technology can have a creeping effect on your business. Operational efficiency isn’ ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

August 4, 2017

In today’s vast technological marketplace, you are no longer shopping for hardware, you are shopping for an ecosystem. To get what we mean, let’s break this down to an item we all know of, a tablet. When you are shopping for a tablet, it is not all about the hardware. Yes, you want the tablet to have a powerful battery, and to not die under pressure, but more importantly, you want a tablet that has an ecosystem that fits your needs. I ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

July 12, 2017

In today’s background check marketplace, it is extremely easy to get pulled away and distracted. There are so many options beyond the simple background check, and so much pressure for speed and automation, that we often find ourselves forgetting about the engines that make our business hum. Background checks are complex, but what goes into them is often taken for granted. This is why it is so important to embrace the concept of platform ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

June 20, 2017

Many industries are experiencing rapid changes in response to advanced technology, and the world of recruiting and HR management is no exception. What we see happening in the background check industry as it relates to Applicant Tracking Systems is a call for the industry to stand up and take notice—and take control.

Since utilizing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is now the standard for HR, there is downward pressure on back ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

June 8, 2017

In today’s business world, and especially in the background check business, everyone is looking for an competitive advantage. With globalization, and the ability for companies around the world to offer new solutions to your clients, a competitive edge is worth its weight in gold. Staying ahead often comes with recognizing and accepting that change must take place in in order to grow and stay on top. However, it’s difficult for compani ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

June 5, 2017

Candidates may not pay your invoices, but they are your core customers in a certain sense. While HR managers and hiring directors ought to be a key focus of your UX design, it also pays to pay a little more attention to the experience of candidates. Whether or not your background check process has direct candidate input or not, candidates can make or break your process. If you make it easy for candidates to navigate your background check ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

May 23, 2017

It’s tempting to rely on a good track record and consistent historical results in any field, but businesses are especially prone to equating past success and future performance. Any financial institution or investment broker understands that a long track record of good results is a good predictive tool, but it’s not the be-all-end-all of performance potential. In today’s business world, you will find countless examples of a solid bu ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

May 15, 2017

Background check service providers do well when they focus on the client’s needs, but they often overlook the importance of a positive candidate experience. Making life easy for candidates improves response times and overall satisfaction with the process. Background check firms that focus on both the employer and the applicant experience will outperform service providers that cater to employers exclusively. Below, you’ll find four way ...

Shawn Rucks

Shawn Rucks

May 11, 2017

The ability to complete the hiring process in a matter of days is a goal for many companies and governments, but in reality, it takes weeks, and all because of background checks. Background checks are a strenuous part of the hiring phase, and yet are a necessary step for most reputable companies. With outsourcing, so prevalent in today’s economy, the difference between a top background check company and their competition is typically th ...

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