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Using Background Checks to Hire and Retain Employees

The most important tool a hiring manager can use to identify and deliver the best employees is a background check. Such a check may include information from multiple sources, including credit reports, employment verifications and criminal record searches. Most employers use a vendor to access this information, but there are some who engage in these searches and verifications themselves.

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The ability to hire and retain a competent, responsible workforce distinguishes the great human resources managers from the merely mediocre ones. Retention is highly valued in most successful businesses because hiring on limited information often comes down to more luck than skill, and nobody wants to engage in hiring more often than absolutely necessary.

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