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Workers' Comp and the hiring conundrum

As employers have found in the last few years, hiring has become both easier and more difficult. On the one hand, a larger labor pool has made it easier to tap quality employees. At the same time, it's far more difficult. Out of near desperation to land a job, some applicants have gone to great lengths to present themselves in the best possible light, even though the facts may not support what's on their resume. Here are several suggestions for helping to make sure that the right applicants get the job, particularly when it comes to Worker's Compensation issues.

The goal is to obtain as much accurate information as possible regarding an applicant so the picture is complete and reliable. While it takes more time and means additional costs, the expense pales to that of hiring a "mistake."