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Why You Need to Screen Your Nonprofit’s Volunteers

At a nonprofit, every employee wears multiple hats. That’s why we’ve made our background checking service for volunteers so simple for both the nonprofit and its volunteers. We receive calls at KRESS daily from nonprofit managers looking to learn more about volunteer...

How to Identify Great Leaders

Some of the most challenging positions to hire for, whether you’re hiring externally or promoting from within, are leadership roles. Think back to your less-than-desirable managers or team leaders in the past. Many of them had no business in their role at all—not...

Why You Should Background Check Freelancers

While most employers use background checking services for their full-time and hourly employees, many employers fail to carry this important practice over to their contingent workforce. This can open up employers to risks they wouldn’t usually take with their in-house...

Background Checks 101: Why Compliance Should Be Your Top Priority

Complying with the laws and regulations surrounding background checks is the most important part of KRESS’ screening process, and it should be your priority, too. We know that understanding and following these laws can be complicated—there are regulations at every...

Weekend Roundup: Businesses May Not Ask New Hires for Green Cards

A recent lawsuit against a Miami-based pizzeria franchise is a reminder to business from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that employers can be penalized for asking for specific work authorization or identity documents from newly hired employees.   The...

Your Quick Guide to Ban-the-Box Laws

Did you know that the Austin City Council recently passed a Ban-the-Box ordinance, which prohibits most employers from asking questions about or considering an individual’s criminal history until after making a conditional offer of employment? Similar legislation is...

6 Email Etiquette Mistakes You’re Making Every Day

We’ve all had that feeling. You click “send” on an email and instantly notice that you’ve included typos, replied to all, or forgotten to include an attachment. What’s worse, is how many mistakes we make without even noticing. There are many small mistakes that are...

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