Employees are the lifeblood of any company, and employee recruitment and retention is a perennial priority – and challenge – for employers nationwide. The process can be costly, however. According to Glassdoor.com, U.S. companies spend an average of $4,000 and 52 days to fill an open position.

According to CareerBuilder’s 2016 survey on social media recruitment, the use of social media to find and screen candidates is on the rise. Nearly two-thirds (60%) of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates (it was just 22% in 2008) and nearly as many (59%) use search engines to research candidates as well.

On the surface, this seems like a no-brainer: it’s an easy way to get a glimpse into who this person really is. 

Background checks are an excellent form of due diligence that can protect employers from potentially catastrophic hiring mistakes.

Recruitment is a keen challenge for small businesses in today’s employment marketplace. According to The Conference Board, we’re facing a 15-year period of tight labor market conditions. That has translated into nearly a third (29%) of business owners that are dealing with positions they cannot fill right now, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses; that’s the highest number since April 2006.
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