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Weekend Roundup: Focus on what matters

Jan. 23—Jan. 24, 2015

This week, there has been a lot of talk about what’s important—from the State of the Union to offices around the country projecting into 2015. What is truly important, and how do you make the most of the time and resources you have? It’s critically important in any business to find a reputable firm, especially in employment screening. Also, you want to spend your time, and that of you workers, as efficiently as possible.

KRESS: Employment Screening and Tattoo Parlors

Background checking firms can be a bit like tattoo parlors–there is little to no regulation and the aftereffects of using a poor one can be devastating.

But, how do you find a company that will deliver a quality product while protecting your company? Look for the NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners) logo, which tells you that the company is a part of NAPBS. The NAPBS’ mission is to ensure that screening is done in compliance with regulations by the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and FCRA as well as state and national background screening laws and requirements.

Inc.: “Spend More Time Hiring (and less time managing)” [VIDEO]

How do you hire, fire and motivate better than anyone else? “Spend more time doing it.” These tips work for both HR and entrepreneurs or small business owners. Check out the video.

BusinessWeek: “This Oregon Restaurant Just Gave Its Workers Paid Parental Leave”

Right on the heels of the State of the Union, in which Obama focused on the need for parental leave throughout the U.S., this restaurant owner offered three months of paid leave to his entire staff. What’s most interesting here is the math—it’s much cheaper for him to provide the leave for his employees than to lose them and retrain.

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