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4 Ways to Speed Up Your Background Checks

Improving the turnaround time of your background checks helps your company acquire top talent and creates a stronger talent pipeline. Here are four simple things you can do to improve your turnaround time. Thanks to one of our partners, Verified First, for sharing their insight with us. After completing an … Continue reading

posted on 28 Feb 2018

The Value of an ATS and 5 Things to Consider in Your Search

Imagine you just posted a new job, and after receiving thousands of resumes and cover letters, you must manually sift through each one to find the perfect candidate. Your worst nightmare. To avoid this headache, many employers (more than 50 percent, according to SHRM) look to applicant tracking systems (ATS). … Continue reading

posted on 26 Feb 2018

3 Hot Recruiting Trends of 2018

Each year, old trends die and hot new ones take over. 2018 ushers in hiring trends focused on embracing new technology and finding new ways to perform jobs. Gone are the days of rigidity and stagnation. These trends make way for flexibility and fluidity. Here are three of the hottest … Continue reading

posted on 20 Feb 2018

Cowen Partners Named Top Staffing Firm

Great news! We’re excited to announce that our candidate sourcing option, Cowen Partners, was recognized as the top staffing option in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2017. This list was compiled by American City Business Journals. Cowen Partners conducts local, regional, and national talent searches designed to help you find … Continue reading

posted on 20 Feb 2018

Exit Interviews — Why and How to Do Them

Exit interviews may be standard practice at your company, or you may be implementing them for the first time. They are not a new concept, but not everyone conducts them. However, they can be a powerful learning tool for your recruiting department and management team. When an employee decides to … Continue reading

posted on 14 Feb 2018

How Efficient Is Your HR Game?

On any given day, a recruiter’s plate is piled with endless duties. With resumes, scheduling, job fairs, onboarding, benefits, payroll, job reviews, and more, you have enough to busy your team in perpetuity without ever reaching the bottom of your list. Everyone has a different style for accomplishing to-do lists, … Continue reading

posted on 30 Jan 2018

How AI is Changing Hiring Expectations and the Face of the Workplace

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about artificial intelligence (AI) non-stop, especially in the last few years. AI seems to be penetrating all areas of our lives, including the workforce. For HR, new developments in AI’s role in employment, staffing structure, and hiring practices are introduced … Continue reading

posted on 28 Dec 2017

Hiring Happiness Alert: Auto-Request Background Checks

Here’s some great news for all HiringThing customers! You can now set a workflow action to automatically request a background and/or drug screen once an applicant has been marked as hired. To view details on how to enable this feature within your dashboard, click here. Not using our integrated background … Continue reading

posted on 15 Dec 2017

Four Tips for Screening Millennials

Two years ago, millennials, defined as people between the ages of 19 to 35, surpassed baby boomers as the largest segment of the U.S. workforce. Today, more than one-third of the American workforce are millennials. Because of unique dynamics for their generation, millennials have special factors to consider when integrating … Continue reading

posted on 13 Dec 2017