Background Check Industry Information

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Why PBSA Accreditation Matters

Why PBSA Accreditation Matters

Employers in the United States, according to statistics, require millions of background checks each year. Employers typically face FCRA lawsuits as a result of insufficient and ineffective background screenings. The PBSA accreditation is more…
Selecting a Background Check Provider

Selecting a Background Check Provider

A background check provider verifies information about a hiring manager's candidate. Besides finding top talent to fill the ranks, a hiring manager also has to establish what risk the candidate could bring to the company. They have to be leery…
PBSA Accreditation: Better Service, Better Hires

PBSA Accreditation: Better Service, Better Hires

An "accredited" background checker ensures a recognized and certified entity. This then ensures employers always know what they're getting into with a provider. The title is a clear indicator of a provider's desire to be everything it can be…
4 Actionable Best Practices for Conducting a Successful Background Screening

4 Best Practices for Conducting a Successful Background Screening

Whether you have an old background screening program and want to update it, or it is your first time creating one, it is imperative to follow workable best practices that will make your program successful. Background screening is a sensitive…
Employment Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Employment Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

An employer might consider the use of a (pre-employment/employment) background check for an applicant before making any hiring choices. A background check is an evaluation of an individual's different records. Businesses may, indeed, want to…
FCRA Compliance: Your Ultimate Guide

FCRA Compliance: Your Ultimate Guide

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) governs credit reporting agencies and regulates them. Thus, ensuring the information they gather and distribute remains a fair and accurate summary of a consumer's credit history. The FCRA passed in 1970…
Everything You Should Know About Employment Verification

Everything You Should Know About Employment Verification

Before you hire a candidate with an illustrious resume, and who has blown all the interview questions, it's important you take a look at the candidate's prior employment history. This is necessary because cases of exaggerating or falsifying…
Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance Errors Can Have Huge Costs

Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance Errors Can Have Huge Costs

Evaluating an applicant's suitability for employment involves reviewing several different dimensions of their character. One of those dimensions is reviewing their credit. Poor credit may indicate poor decision-making in the applicant's history.…
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance Checklist

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance Checklist

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) operates to protect consumers. The FCRA regulates employers who perform background checks using Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA's). Further, the reports include education verification, criminal history,…
5 Solid Reasons Why Employment Verification Is Important

5 Solid Reasons Why Employment Verification Is Important

Most job seekers provide false employment information, which leads to many adverse effects on business. Employees are vital assets that can make or break a business. Thus, employment verification is a critical, necessary step in hiring new employees.…
A Guide to Conducting Background Checks on New Employees

A Guide to Conducting Background Checks on New Employees

Hiring the right candidates will save you a lot of challenges that can affect the reputation of your organization and the well-being of your employees. If you plan to hire new employees, it is imperative to run thorough background checks to…
How to Select a Background Check Provider

How to Select a Background Check Provider

A background check provider can verify information employers hope to confirm about their candidates. Critical info like identity, criminality, employment, education, licenses, and more solidify a potential hiree's credentials. However, finding…