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Choosing the Right Pre-Employment Investigations for Your Business

There has been a lot of controversy lately about what employers can and cannot ask job applicants. Topics such as Facebook user names and passwords and criminal background checks feature regularly among some of the pre-employment investigation…

Investigations Paint a Complete Picture of Potential Hires

Hiring new employees is daunting for any business. Of course your concerns must fall upon whether the potential hire possesses the necessary skills and conducive personality to succeed in your organization; however, if you are not also seriously…

Background checks under well-designed policy still valid

When the EEOC this spring updated its guidance on the use of criminal records in the hiring process, it attracted much attention and created a new set of issues for those involved. The new guidelines add specifics to existing policies that…

Due Diligence Protects Your Clients and Your Business

Honesty, integrity, security...these are the characteristics that consumers demand today. Your company has worked earnestly to create its stellar reputation on the basis of these three principles. You recognize, however, that an organization's…

Pros understand critical issues of background screening

Employers and property managers may be wondering just what they can do after recent  questions surrounding the use of background screening jumped into the spotlight.   The National Association of Professional Background Screeners…

Keep Seniors Safe by Conducting Employment Investigations on Home Health Care Workers

The live-in caretaker of an 84-year-old Huntington Beach woman allegedly took out fraudulent loans in her name, bilking the older woman out of about $200,000 and putting the woman’s home in danger of foreclosure, authorities said Tuesday. Cindi…

Background Checks For Employment?

When it comes to background checks and the law, many employers are concerned not only about protecting themselves against hiring inappropriate workers, but also about violating the rights of those they screen out. First, most experts advise…

What is Checked During a Background Screening?

The background screening  is an important part of the hiring process - it helps potential employers find out information about the potential employee that they may not find out during the job interview.  There are many things that may be…

The Impact of Social Media on Employment Investigations

There was a time when fewer women were in the workforce – they stayed home and raised a family – and men might be considered for promotion based on their stable family life (check out the 1954 movie Executive Suite). Employment investigations had…

Learning the Importance of Background Checks from the Archdiocese

It was a story in the New York Times. It told of a 67-year-old woman who had worked in accounts payable for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York for eight years. And during seven years of her tenure she embezzled over $1 million by…

Strategy and Insights: How Should Employers Use Criminal History in Employment Now That The EEOC Has Issued Enforcement Guidance?

The federal government has approved new rules that might make it easier for convicted criminals and others in trouble with the law to find work, reports MSNBC. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted 4-1 to approve new rules…

Hiring Investigations Important in Health Care Settings

Born in New Jersey, Charles Cullen was the youngest of eight children. By all accounts, he had a difficult life, losing his father when he was a mere seven months old and attempting suicide nearly two dozen times. Eventually he became a nurse…