Two Hiring Secrets You Need to Know NOW!


It is no secret that everyone wants to be hiring the best talent and spend less time and money doing so.

Most companies will agree that their recruitment, hiring and onboarding processes are painful, falling far behind where they should be.

Hiring Secrets You Need to Know NowHas your organization made the decision for superior, smarter hiring in the coming months? Maybe it is time for a recruitment makeover!

First, cast a critical eye to the recruitment process; no holes barred! It just might be just the thing to start saving time and money.

In a world where innovation has made recruitment and hiring easy, many companies are unable (or unwilling) to take advantage of recent innovations in recruitment. A recent study by ACT Bridge found 56 percent of U.S. employers don’t even take enough time to assess their return on investment for locating and developing talent.

Could it be that they don’t care who they hire?

Crunching the numbers, you can quickly see that companies need a better way to cut costs associated with traditional hiring. Another survey, this time by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), shows the cost-per-hire for mid-size companies (those with over 1,000 employees) is $4,285.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoAn organization that size should expect to hire over 550 people every year. That is around $2.4 million annually on recruiting alone. There’s got to be a better way to find the best talent.

Well, there is! Two secrets to cutting down your search time for the right candidate, saving some money along the way: Continue reading “Two Hiring Secrets You Need to Know NOW!”

Is Human Resources Ready for the “Big Table?”


2013 is supposed to be the year human resources get a seat at the “big table,” becoming a strategic business partner.

But is your HR ready for the challenge?

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When thinking about the future, many human resources professionals say  in 2013, HR will finally have a place at “the big table.”

This means human resources will take a larger part in the business strategy of an organization.

Are your human resources pros ready to step up to the plate? Are they prepared to become a “strategic partner?”

The truth is many human resources managers are not particularly interested in a “bigger picture.” That could make their inclusion in overall business strategy a little problematic.

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You Check Your Credit, Why Not Your Criminal Background? [Infographic]


What will you find in YOUR background check?You hear it everywhere; in the news, advertising in print and on TV.

What’s in YOUR credit report?

With the importance of good credit for your financial condition, it is necessary to check your credit history regularly.

In fact, it is so essential, financial planners recommend you run a check ONCE A YEAR, if not MORE!

People who are smart about their finances do not question the wisdom; so why don’t you do the same for your CRIMINAL BACKGROUND?

Problems appearing in a criminal background check are the same issues that arise in credit histories:

How can you be sure what is in your records is accurate and correct?

Protect your reputation today with your own background check. It’s not only good to know what others—such as possible employers—will discover, but it will give you an opportunity to fix any serious errors.

This infographic from Ovation Technologies outlines how a criminal background check can reveal various errors, the same problems that occur in a credit report.

But there is a difference; in the case of a criminal report, serious errors could send you to JAIL! Arm yourself with the truth; knowledge of what exactly is in your background.

Before it’s too late!

Infographic after the jump…

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Ovation & Simply Hired: Partners for Better Hiring


Ovation Technologies Announces Partnership with SimplyHired and a New Personal Background Check Feature for Job Seekers

Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

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Tampa Bay based software company, Ovation Technologies, announced a partnership with SimplyHired that makes it easier for employers to advertise jobs through the Ovation hiring tool.

Ovation helps businesses create professional job posts that attract applicants and then post them to social networks and job boards. It also simplifies the selection process by ranking incoming candidates according to suitability so the best ones stand out.

Ovation actually makes hiring fun!

Job posts powered by SimplyHired.com gives Ovation users the option to reach an even wider range of potential job candidates in order to find the best fit for openings. SimplyHired.com joins Indeed.com and Monster.com and others as job board options for businesses using Ovation.

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Personal Background Checks for Job Seekers

Ovation Technologies also announced that a new feature for job seekers. Personal Background Check is a feature that allows job seekers to run their own personal background screens to discover what employers see when running these checks.

Erroneous background results can cost candidates a job, so the new Personal Background Check option from Ovation Technologies gives job seekers an opportunity to find and fix mistakes. These checks can also help pinpoint identity theft issues, so job candidates will have no reason to worry about what employers are seeing when running a background check.

A recent study by SHRM revealed that 70% of employers check backgrounds; shouldn’t you know what they are seeing?

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Background Checks: Fast and Affordable


Do you know what your background check would reveal?  Future employers will probably find out!

Background Checks are our Specialty!

Why do employers check the background of prospective employees?

Recent SHRM research reports that 69 percent of companies perform background checks on all candidates. Most companies (62 percent) that do background checks only do so after a job offer has been made.

The reasons employers order background checks?

  • 53 percent of job applications include incorrect info.
  • 10 percent of all background checks reveal a significant implication. (Society of Human Resource Professionals)
  • 30 percent of business failures are caused by employee theft. (American Management Association)
  • Costs of a poor hire are about 30 percent of the potential first-year salary. (US Department of Labor)
  • 16 percent of executive resumes contain false academic claims. (Business Week)

Negligent hiring lawsuits are on the rise….

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SHRM Report: Use of Background Checks in Hiring


SHRM Survey Findings: BackgroundChecking—The Use of Criminal BackgroundChecks in Hiring Decisions

Do organizations conduct criminal background checks on job candidates? If they do, how often and under what circumstances?

Courtesy: 2012 backgroundcheck criminal_final from shrm

This study by the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 69 percent of companies claim to conduct criminal background checks on all of their job candidates.

  • Some key highlights:

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