Checking applicant backgrounds? Be careful!

Checking applicant backgrounds? Be careful!

By Jake K. Proudfoot Background checks are a great idea — unless you fail to do them correctly. Mistakes can be costly. One online retailer paid $5 million to settle a class action filed by 454,000 job applicants alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...

So, your ideal candidate has another offer

  Top candidates are in high demand, so what should you do when one of yours tells you they have another offer on the table? Step one: Don’t panic. The best candidates always have choices, so make sure you take a step back and look at the situation...