Industry Update

In a time when hiring freezes and employee layoffs abound across every industry, more and more employers are turning to contract employees as a cost-effective tool in filling an organization’s employment gaps. However, employers don’t have to give up their hiring standards in order to acquire good contract talent. The fact is, companies utilizing contract labor should require that any temporary staff meet the same basic qualifications and standards that would be expected of an employee that would be hired for the same position.

Evaluating Your Screening Provider
There's More on the Table than Just Screens

Background screening providers can offer more than just background screens—they can help you hire the best talent and maintain a competitive advantage.  Unfortunately, many human resources professionals consider screening a commodity; they believe that the screen and the provider are all essentially the same.

To receive demonstrable value from background screening, HR professionals must evaluate more than just the screens and the cost per screen. They must also evaluate the service behind the screens. In the background screening, three essential aspects of service are:


Do you believe that all background checks are the same? You're not alone. However, subscription to this myth is causing HR professionals to waste time and money, lose the best recruits and allow undesirables past the front door.

"Background Screening 101" includes:

  • A basic overview of common screening pitfalls
  • Screening inadequacies
  • Danger signs of a sub par provider

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Current HR Updates

U.S. Government jobless claims hit highest point in 7 years.

If you are contemplating hiring foreign workers, be sure to review the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Handbook.

Find out what your obligations are in employing U.S. Military Reservists and National Guardsmen.
US Department of Labor


About Integrated Screening Partners
For employers dedicated to identifying higher quality employees, Integrated Screening Partners (ISP) has become the preferred source. We understand the importance of investing in human capital and our goal is to provide the essential information you require to make the right hiring decisions in the shortest amount of time possible. Our global client list includes Fortune 100, small and midsize companies as well as education institutions and trade associations.

We can provide the service you didn't even know you were missing. To learn more, contact us for our best practices report, “Baseline Legacy Solutions – What You Are Missing From Your Current Provider” and a customized report to help you recruit, hire and retain the quality employees you need to succeed.

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