Background Check Industry Information

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5 Things Covered in an Employment Background Check

When you're hiring someone new for your company, you'll probably go through resumes and conduct interviews. This will give you an idea of the candidate's personality and how well they understand the job. It will also tell you if that person…
Group of people working from a background check provider working on a computer in an office.

Overall User Experience Makes All the Difference When Selecting a Background Check Provider

Conducting a background check is one of the first steps in the hiring process for virtually any type of work. This is why it is so important to consider the quality of the background check provider you ultimately agree to partner with. Working…
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Corporations Facing Legal Action Over FRCA Non-compliant Screening Practices

Dollar General, Whole Foods, and Michaels all found out what the inside of a federal courtroom looks like due to their process of screening job applicants. These companies have allegedly violated the FCRA through their sloppy background screening…
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Get a Background Check Provider Who Makes You a Priority

When you're hiring someone new at your company or getting a new tenant for your property, you want to make sure that you end up with someone reliable and dependable. When you hire someone, you want them to be able to do their job well and fit…
Man reading a document about PBSA accreditation while talking on the phone in an office.

PBSA Accreditation: The Vitality of This Seal of Approval

Conducting background screenings is a duty that is to be handled with the utmost care and attention. This is why an employer that is looking for the highest quality background screener will look for a company with PBSA accreditation. What Does…
Woman using a laptop and holding a document while running background checks in an office.

Why Running Background Checks Is Crucial for Your Business

Providing excellent customer service starts with having an amazing staff. However, finding people you feel confident about entrusting your business with can be challenging. You may wonder, "Why complicate things further by running background…
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How Employers Can Screen Applicants per Federal and State Law

One of the most challenging aspects of running a business, big or small, is finding quality employees. One major step in this process is verifying that your applicants are who they say they are. This can include verifying education, criminal…
Female interviewer conducting a background check on an applicant in an office.

Verify Criminal, Credit, and Driving History With a Background Check

If you want to make sure that the person you're hiring is who they say they are, then it's a good idea to get a background check. This will help you to verify their criminal history, employment history, educational qualifications, credit history,…
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How to Choose the Right Background Check Provider

Whether you are a Fortune 500 company, a landlord, or a small business owner, the importance of screening potential employees or tenants must be considered. Background checks and screening services provide peace of mind. They can significantly…
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Don’t Let This Technicality Cost Your Company

A class-action lawsuit sued several large corporations over a small Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) technicality. An FCRA technicality that could be quite costly for small businesses as well. Huge corporations like Michale's Stores, Whole…
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Drug Treatment Center Fined Millions for Failing to Perform Background Checks

Failing to vet employees with background checks adequately can be costly, as one drug treatment and mental health facility found out last February. An audit by the New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller found that the owner of a mental…
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FCRA Compliance During Employee Background Checks

Prospective employees have certain privacy rights guaranteed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Failure to respect these rights can lead to expensive lawsuits and loss of goodwill among your clients. Suppose you're an HR professional,…