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Feb 12 2024

2024 Hiring Trends

Dive into curated insights from diverse sources to get a comprehensive view of hiring trends. We’re...

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2024 Background Checks in Quick-Service Restaurant Industry
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Feb 5 2024

2024 Background Check Legislation: 5 Trends to Watch in the Quick-Service Restaurant Industry

Restaurant employers must adapt to rapidly changing background screening laws and regulations in...

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social media background checks
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6 min read
Dec 6 2023

Social Media Background Checks: A Balancing Act for Employers

In today’s technologically driven world, it’s no secret that most job applicants use social media...

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Background Checks 101
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3 min read
Nov 20 2023

The Background on Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

Hiring an employee is one of the biggest decisions employers make. And hiring the right...

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4 min read
Oct 20 2023

Healthcare Background Checks and Compliance

Healthcare organizations need to navigate a complex web of federal and state regulations. This...

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3 min read
Sep 5 2023

Get the Guide: Background Checks for Staffing Companies

As businesses grow more competitive and the average job becomes more complex, people will...

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Background Checks and Compliance: How to Navigate for Senior Living
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3 min read
Aug 11 2023

Background Checks and Compliance: How to Navigate for Senior Living

Imagine a world where the personal information of your residents lies in the hands of people with...

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Negligent Hiring Lawsuits: 13 Ways to Protect Your Company | Orange Tree
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Jul 28 2023

Negligent Hiring Lawsuits: 13 Ways to Protect Your Company

Negligent lawsuits are an ongoing concern to employers as they face continued scrutiny of their...

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10 Hiring and Recruiting Trends for 2023
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6 min read
Jun 22 2023

10 Noteworthy Hiring and Recruiting Trends

Employers have faced a recruiting and hiring whirlwind over the past few years, including labor...

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Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Background Checks
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Jun 7 2023

Top 5 Most Asked Questions About Background Checks

In today's fast-paced business environment, solving the background check puzzle is crucial for...

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Solving the Hiring Puzzle: Strategies for Overcoming Current HR Challenges
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May 4 2023

Solving the Hiring Puzzle: Strategies for Overcoming HR Challenges

The labor market has evolved significantly in recent years, posing new challenges for companies and...

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Jan 26 2023

Impact of New Drug Testing Laws

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Dec 21 2022

How Does Drug Testing Enhance Workplace Health and Safety?

Many employers rely on pre-employment drug testing as part of their hiring process. Many...

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4 min read
Dec 13 2022

Why Continuous Monitoring Is Essential in Background Screening

While background checks are vital in the hiring process, they only tell you about a candidate’s...

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4 min read
Dec 2 2022

In a Holiday Hiring Crunch? Try Self-Service Background Checks

With the holidays just around the corner, many employers are looking to fill seasonal positions as...

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4 min read
Nov 23 2022

Is Now the Time to Evaluate Your Background Screening Program?

As another year wraps up, companies are busy finalizing fourth-quarter initiatives and planning for...

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Oct 18 2022

The Impact of State Marijuana Laws on Employment

As more and more states relax their marijuana laws, a growing number of employers have begun to...

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3 min read
Oct 11 2022

The Future of Drug Testing Is Now

Workplace drug testing has been around for decades, and the primary focus on safety in the...

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Background checks for organizations in all industries
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5 min read
Sep 7 2022

What's In a Background Check & Which Type is Best for Your Business?

In addition to being fast and accurate, a good background check will be customized to meet the...

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8 min read
Aug 17 2022

Is Removing Marijuana From Your Drug Testing Panel a New Trend?

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Oral Fluid Testing
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4 min read
Jun 1 2022

Quick and Accurate: How Oral Fluid Testing is Reducing Turnaround Time

Understanding Oral Fluid TestingDifference Between Drug Testing and Lab-Based Testing

Reduced...

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Revamp Your Background Check Process To Help Fight Labor Shortages
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3 min read
Apr 22 2022

Revamp Your Background Check Process To Help Fight Labor Shortages

The current state of the labor market has businesses scrambling to fill open positions. One...

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Drug Testing in 2022: What to Look for in the New Year
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Jan 27 2022

Drug Testing in 2022

It’s safe to say that 2021 will be remembered for a lot of things we had hoped were behind us—a...

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How To Speed Up Your Education and Employment Verification Process
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4 min read
Nov 11 2021

How To Speed Up Your Education and Employment Verification Process

The labor market is very competitive; recruiters are fighting to get their positions filled—a...

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Here's how to provide a great candidate experience during your hiring process
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2 min read
Sep 16 2021

How to provide a great candidate experience during your hiring process

Would you agree that hiring new people for your company is nothing like it was a decade ago? Of...

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Employer's guide to pre-employment drug testing
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Jul 29 2021

Employer's guide to pre-employment drug testing

The creation and maintenance of a compliant drug and alcohol testing policy are essential for...

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How staffing agencies benefit from background checks
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3 min read
Jul 1 2021

How Staffing Agencies Benefit from Background Checks

With more than 9 million job openings, recruiters and staffing agencies are working harder than...

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what you need to know about consumer credit report
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3 min read
Jun 24 2021

What is a consumer credit report?

A Consumer Credit Report is an "Employment" credit report that provides information about a...

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Benefits of integrating your ATS with your background checks streamlines your workflow and reduces your time to hire.
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2 min read
Jun 17 2021

Benefits of an ATS Integration with Your Background Checks

In today's talent market, speed is more important than ever. You can save time when you use just...

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What is the difference between a county and statewide criminal search?
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Feb 3 2021

What is the difference between a county and statewide criminal search?

County Criminal Background CheckWhat is The Scope of The SearchHow is The County Criminal...

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An Adverse Action Guide for Employers
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4 min read
Jan 20 2021

An Adverse Action Guide for Employers

If your organization uses background checks to qualify candidates for employment, chances are you...

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How long does a background check take?
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4 min read
Dec 30 2020

How long does a background check for employment take?

The turnaround time for background checks varies depending on the type of search, the scope (amount...

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How Can Background Checks Vary By Industry?
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3 min read
Nov 2 2020

How Can Background Checks Vary By Industry?

To build an organization of top talent, you need to ensure your business's protection and employee...

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How Much Do Background Checks Cost?
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4 min read
Nov 2 2020

How Much Do Background Checks Cost?

As an employer, you are held liable for facts that are known or should have been known concerning...

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5 Frequently Asked Background Check Questions and Answers
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Nov 2 2020

5 Frequently Asked Background Check Questions and Answers

For over 30 years, Orange Tree has been helping employers bring on their employees quickly and...

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Why should staffing agencies perform background checks
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4 min read
Oct 16 2020

Why Should Staffing Agencies Perform Background Checks

Many companies use staffing agencies to fill temporary roles, scale their workforce, and help with...

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What is Employment Verification? Everything You Need to Know
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4 min read
Oct 14 2020

What is Employment Verification? Everything You Need to Know

Job applicants' previous work experience is a critical factor in the hiring process. Strong work...

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The FDA Debarment List: Compliance in the Healthcare Industry
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2 min read
Mar 18 2020

The FDA Debarment List: Compliance in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry has been under scrutiny recently, which gives you all the more reason to...

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Blog
5 min read
Feb 12 2024

2024 Hiring Trends

Dive into curated insights from diverse sources to get a comprehensive view of hiring trends. We’re...

Learn More
2024 Background Checks in Quick-Service Restaurant Industry
Blog
5 min read
Feb 5 2024

2024 Background Check Legislation: 5 Trends to Watch in the Quick-Service Restaurant Industry

Restaurant employers must adapt to rapidly changing background screening laws and regulations in...

Learn More
social media background checks
Blog
6 min read
Dec 6 2023

Social Media Background Checks: A Balancing Act for Employers

In today’s technologically driven world, it’s no secret that most job applicants use social media...

Learn More
Background Checks 101
Blog
3 min read
Nov 20 2023

The Background on Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know

Hiring an employee is one of the biggest decisions employers make. And hiring the right...

Learn More
Blog
4 min read
Oct 20 2023

Healthcare Background Checks and Compliance

Healthcare organizations need to navigate a complex web of federal and state regulations. This...

Learn More
Blog
3 min read
Sep 5 2023

Get the Guide: Background Checks for Staffing Companies

As businesses grow more competitive and the average job becomes more complex, people will...

Learn More
Background Checks and Compliance: How to Navigate for Senior Living
Blog
3 min read
Aug 11 2023

Background Checks and Compliance: How to Navigate for Senior Living

Imagine a world where the personal information of your residents lies in the hands of people with...

Learn More
Negligent Hiring Lawsuits: 13 Ways to Protect Your Company | Orange Tree
Blog
3 min read
Jul 28 2023

Negligent Hiring Lawsuits: 13 Ways to Protect Your Company

Negligent lawsuits are an ongoing concern to employers as they face continued scrutiny of their...