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How Background Check Providers Can Create the Best User Experience

Posted by: Shane on August 8, 2017 4:30 pm
Some companies shy away from comprehensive background checks because they want to avoid making candidates feel uncomfortable. Hiring the wrong person with the wrong background could create legal, operational and managerial headaches. The right bac...
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Do You Conduct Background Screenings After You Have Hired Someone?

Posted by: Shane on July 12, 2017 3:45 pm
Congratulations are in order for your business. You are preparing to hire more employees, and this means your business is growing. You can keep the entire employee hiring process smooth and easy by making sure you create a compliance checklist and st...
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IDE Class Action Lawsuit Shows Smaller Background Screening Providers May Do Better

Posted by: Jerry on June 9, 2017 4:00 pm
A recent news story about a nurse who filed a class action lawsuit against Indianapolis-based IDE Management over a faulty background screening shows that hiring a smaller background check provider may be better for your business. The story may ha...
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How to Ensure the Proper Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening

Posted by: Jerry on May 18, 2017 1:30 pm
Employment credit reports offer valuable insights into an applicant’s reliability and responsibility. Most credit reports include information related to public record filings, such as bankruptcies and judgments, as well as account standings with...
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How Do You Handle Your Background Screening Process?

Posted by: Shane on April 28, 2017 3:45 pm
Background screening is a critical part of the hiring process. However, as critical as it is, it is not so simple or straightforward. When you are using background screenings, it is important that you consider a variety of different things. Here a...
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Do your due diligence, before problems arise!

Posted by: Shane on April 11, 2017 1:00 pm
You need to hire someone now, the work is piling up! You need to fill that unit today, you can't afford to have it empty! Sometimes, it is so tempting not to do your due diligence, when it comes to important business decisions. It is seen as impor...
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Know Who Is On Your Network With A Background Check

Posted by: Jerry on March 31, 2017 1:30 pm
Cybercrime is on the rise, and hackers are getting innovative with how they try to breach security. They still use traditional hacking tools, but they are also turning to an older, and more insidious method, buying employee knowledge.  According...
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TruDiligence Has The Answer For The Integration Of Background Checks To Other Platforms

Posted by: Shane on March 23, 2017 1:30 pm
In today's world, pre-employment screenings and background checks are a valuable layer of protection for your business. You want to know as much as possible about somebody before they have access to you buildings or computer systems. TruDiligence wil...
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8 Things to Know About Pre-Hire Drug Screening

Posted by: Jerry on February 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Many businesses choose to use drug screening as part their hiring practices. In general, an employer can require an applicant to pass a drug test before hiring him. Screening can help prevent business owners from hiring individuals with substance ...
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What California Employers Need to Know About New Background Check Laws

Posted by: Shane on February 24, 2017 1:30 pm
If your company is based in California or has offices located there, it's important to know the most recent rules and regulations for employment background checks. California has some of the strictest regulations in the United States in terms of...
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The Power Of Background Screenings: Never Underestimate Them

Posted by: Jerry on February 9, 2017 1:30 pm
Finding the right candidate for your business can feel like you just hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer. Your ability to grow and excel depends heavily on great employees and the skills and talents they bring.  Unfortunately, the process of...
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User Experience is the Key to a Successful Background Provider

Posted by: Shane on February 2, 2017 1:30 pm
You have found the right person to fill your vacant position. They have passed the interviews and seem to be the right fit for your organization.  Perhaps you are ready to hire a nanny that will be around your children. Now comes the background ...
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Drug Screening and its use in employment screening: Marijuana

Posted by: Susan on January 18, 2017 2:45 pm
The changing legal landscape regarding marijuana may impact the legality of pre-employment drug screening of candidates. Societal norms may also pressure employers to exclude marijuana from drug testing protocols. No matter what course of action i...
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Company Accused of Violating Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

Posted by: Shane on January 13, 2017 3:00 pm
When hiring employees, companies need to make sure they comply with the Fair Credit Reporting act with regard to background checks or face costly legal consequences to their business. In recent news, Wegmans Food Markets, a grocery store chain b...
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Three Things You Can Learn Through Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on January 10, 2017 2:30 pm
We all know that an employer runs a background check on us before we get hired... but what does that mean? What stones does an average check turn over in your life, and what aspects can you expect to have a light shined on them? Well, if you've never...
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How to Navigate Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance with Regard to Background Checks

Posted by: Susan on January 6, 2017 1:15 pm
In January 2016, the Society for Human Resource Management predicted an increase in "class-action lawsuits claiming noncompliance with the FCRA." Their prediction proved correct. This past year, companies such as Dish, Bank of America, and ...
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Continuous Employee Background Screening Increasing in Popularity

Posted by: Shane on December 30, 2016 12:30 pm
Most likely, you're familiar with pre-employment background screening, a process the involves verifying your potential employee's criminal record, credit score, and employment record prior to hiring them. However, what you may not have heard of is co...
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Los Angeles Enacts Ban-The-Box

Posted by: Jerry on December 19, 2016 3:10 pm
On December 19, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law Assembly Bill 218, known as the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, which creates a new ordinance that will limit employers' consideration of the criminal history of job...
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3 Reasons to Choose a NAPBS Accredited Consumer Reporting Agency

Posted by: Jerry on December 15, 2016 2:30 pm
American businesses have many consumer reporting agencies to choose from today. With so many choices available it's important your business know who you're working with. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners' accreditation ...
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Why Is the Responsible Use of Database Searches in Background Checks Important?

Posted by: Shane on September 28, 2016 1:30 pm
Background checks are often conducted during the hiring process for employees or the application process for tenants. Prior to conducting a background check, the employer or landlord must inform the individual through a proper disclosure. In addit...
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Background Screening Myths And Misconcpetions

Posted by: Shane on July 22, 2016 1:30 pm
 There are many myths and misconceptions about background screenings and why they should not be done. Background screenings seem like a huge task to handle. However, those who believe the myths should feel comfortable knowing that those myths are ...
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Background Checks: Four Really Critical Facts Employers Need to Remember

Posted by: Susan on June 22, 2016 3:05 pm
Background checks are an effective screening measure for employers who want to protect their liability, assets, and reputation. In an era where employee theft amounts to billions of dollars lost each year, employers can't afford ignorance. While the ...
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Discover How To Select A Background Check Provider

Posted by: Susan on June 9, 2016 2:35 pm
 Increasingly, businesses are completing background checks for hiring prospects. How to select a background check provider can become confusing and frustrating. Unfortunately, some learn the hard way, bigger is not always better. We want to help y...
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Three Reasons Screening for Drug Usage Is So Important for Employers

Posted by: Shane on May 17, 2016 2:40 pm
Employers have a tall task ahead of them when it comes to hiring a staff of responsible, conscientious, and hard-working professionals free of criminal backgrounds, false credentials, or a whole litany of other unsavory practices. Unfortunately, p...
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Does Your Background Screening Program Need To Be Updated

Posted by: Susan on May 6, 2016 1:50 pm
Many people are not fans of making resolutions for the new year. After all, do you really need to wait until a new year arrives to make yourself do something you should probably already be doing?  Many of the resolutions that people make are cen...
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Why You Should Never Skip Employment Verifications

Posted by: Jerry on May 3, 2016 3:01 pm
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was originally passed in 1970 to amend and enlarge the sway of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. The purpose of the act is to regulate the behavior of the consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and background che...
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Background Screening: Take The Time To Hire The Perfect Fit

Posted by: Shane on April 29, 2016 11:40 am
If your business is like most businesses when it comes to hiring employees, you want to do things right the first time. You can save yourself some time, money, and headaches by going through various processes to ensure you hire the employees who will...
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19 Businesses Sign Presidents Fair Chance Business Pledge

Posted by: Shane on April 26, 2016 10:25 am
Nearly 70 million Americans in the United states have some form of criminal record.  These records often disqualify individuals from being productive members of society despite having paid their debt to society. It is detrimental to our socie...
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Why The Vast Majority Of Companies Use Background Screening

Posted by: Shane on April 20, 2016 11:48 pm
Often when a strong trend exists, there are reasons to take a look at it. One such trend is the use of background screening before hiring a new employee.  Screenings are important to the general morale of the office and the ability to get wor...
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Identifying Diploma Mills On A Resume

Posted by: Susan on April 19, 2016 3:51 pm
Not all education is equally valuable. Some seek higher education that equips them with the skills and knowledge they need for the real world. Others try to cut corners and obtain credentials that they do not rightfully deserve. Spotting diploma m...
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Due Diligence: Do Not Place The Blame On Someone Else

Posted by: Susan on March 16, 2016 3:57 pm
Creating the employee base of any business operation lies squarely on the shoulders of the management team. They are the ones who have to make the key decisions about who to hire and who to pass over. Those who practice proper due diligence have n...
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Background Screening Services: Make The Right Choice

Posted by: Shane on February 11, 2016 1:12 pm
We understand that every business has its own background screening needs. There are a large number of background screenings and background check services available for employers to use, but caution should be taking before choosing any one service....
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Does Your Background Screening Program Need To Be Updated In 2016?

Posted by: Jerry on January 22, 2016 11:22 am
Many people are not fans of making resolutions for the new year. After all, do you really need to wait until a new year arrives to make yourself do something you should probably already be doing? Many of the resolutions that people make are center...
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Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted by: Jerry on August 28, 2015 5:50 pm
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was originally passed in 1970 to amend and enlarge the sway of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. The purpose of the act is to regulate the behavior of the consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and background checks...
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The Real Cost of Online Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on August 28, 2015 12:14 pm
This past spring, LinkedIn defended itself in a lawsuit brought by six plaintiffs who claimed that they lost jobs because employers used the site to check their references. What happened was this: Tracee Sweet, one of the plaintiffs, said she had app...
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New York Join Ban The Box Movement

Posted by: Jerry on August 17, 2015 4:17 pm
On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council voted to prohibit private employers from asking job applicants questions about criminal convictions on job applications.  Under the Fair Chance Act (the “Act”) an employer may ask about an applicant’...
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Debunking Myths About the Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening

Posted by: Jerry on July 8, 2015 11:24 am
Most candidates expect that potential employers will perform certain types of screening before extending a job offer. Background checks and drug screens, for example, are commonly requested by employers. What job seekers might not expect, however, is...
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Education Verification: Fake Degrees Are Costing Millions Of Dollars

Posted by: Jerry on June 12, 2015 10:04 am
Fakes and scammers have existed for all time in virtually any scam they can possibly attempt to pull. One cash cow for these scammers has been in creating fake diplomas. They make them for everything from a high school education up to graduate degree...
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Uber Should Have Done More Background Screening

Posted by: Jerry on May 6, 2015 8:12 am
The ride-sharing company Uber is in serious hot water after one of their employees in India was accused of raping a customer. Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested by Delhi police on December 7th and brought to court the next day. It doesn’t look particula...
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3 Tips To Super Charge Your Pre-Employment Hiring Process

Posted by: Jerry on April 2, 2015 8:19 am
The pre-employment hiring process is one of the most important proceses for any company. Before offering a job each candidate should be properly screened. Proper risk management would call for candidates to be put through a battery of background chec...
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Risk Management: Re-Hiring An Ex Employee

Posted by: Jerry on April 2, 2015 8:19 am
The thought that most of us come to when thinking of someone finding a new job is a fresh beginning. That is not always the case though. Sometimes people are simply returning to a job that they once held. When this is the case, risk management is at ...
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Due Diligence Required by Schools When Using Contractors

Posted by: Jerry on March 26, 2015 6:18 pm
Though the story is from a few years ago, it is still applicable today. A high school student was stunned when she saw a familiar face – that of a convicted rapist – working on campus.  The registered sex offender, Richard Briggs, was a part-tim...
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3 Pre-Employment Hiring Steps You Don’t Want To Forget

Posted by: Jerry on March 26, 2015 8:19 am
Believe it or not one of the most costly experiences for any company is the hiring of new employees. It is expensive to find and train new workers to fill the jobs that were previously being done by someone who already was fully trained. That being s...
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3 Due Diligence Steps You Don’t Want To Forget In The Hiring Process

Posted by: Jerry on March 4, 2015 10:19 am
3 Due Diligence Steps You Don’t Want To Forget Believe it or not one of the most costly experiences for any company is the hiring of new employees. It is expensive to find and train new workers to fill the jobs that were previously being done by so...
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Leveling the Playing Field: Trend By States to Limit Use Of Credit Reports In Employment Screening

Posted by: Jerry on February 24, 2015 11:24 am
3 Due Diligence Steps You Don’t Want To Forget When you’re applying for a new position, you likely expect that the hiring company will perform a background check. What you might not expect, however, is the very real possibility that they request ...
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Now Introducing High School Diploma Mills

Posted by: Jerry on February 19, 2015 9:24 am
Most people tend to think that diploma mills refer to only colleges that give out worthless accreditations. Well, in a society where a high school graduate can earn 64 percent more than a non-graduate, scammers have stepped in to squeeze money out of...
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Overall User Experience Makes All the Difference When Selecting a Background Check Provider. Consider These Factors When Making Your Choice.

Posted by: Jerry on January 14, 2015 7:02 pm
As a hiring manager, you want to be sure you're selecting the best candidate for the job. In order to reduce risk and help ensure that you're hiring the right person, partnering with a background check provider is a logical choice for most managers a...
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Employers Expected To Increase Post Hiring Due Diligence

Posted by: Jerry on January 14, 2015 11:24 am
Due diligence is commonly expected in the pre-hiring process. Though this process will continue, many are projecting that post-hiring due diligence will pick up. There are a number of reasons to expect this change. How World Events Have Impacted Due ...
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Pre-Employment Hiring Is Necessary To Prevent Common Employee Fraud

Posted by: Jerry on January 7, 2015 2:24 pm
Every year businesses lose hundreds of millions of dollars to employees who commit common types of fraud and theft from the businesses that they work for. We now look at some of the common ways in which employees steal from their employers and why th...
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Pre Hiring Plans To Run By The Risk Management Department

Posted by: Jerry on December 30, 2014 5:24 pm
Individuals who work in risk management are often going to be part of the pre hiring process. They are going to be intimately involved in the creation of policies that are used in that process. These policies are highly important to ensuring that the...
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Education Verification: Why it Should Become a Part of Your Hiring Process

Posted by: Jerry on October 30, 2014 7:24 pm
When making a hiring decision, there are often many factors that you consider. You consider how the candidate presented himself– was he polite and dressed professionally? You recall how the candidate answered a particularly challenging interview qu...
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Importance of Validation in the Pre Employment Screening Process

Posted by: Jerry on October 7, 2014 1:24 pm
In this world, trust is something that can only go so far. There are people who will lie, cheat, or steal to try to get the things that they want. This is a big reason why validations are necessary. They are used to confirm all of the information tha...
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Non-Compete Clauses and Employment Verification

Posted by: Jerry on September 26, 2014 3:24 pm
Often, employers use employment verification to check worker eligibility, history, and other basic information. More in-depth verification, like checking for a non-compete clause in the employee’s work history, may not be considered. After all, non...
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The Risk Management Associated With Background Checks Is Enormous

Posted by: Jerry on September 26, 2014 3:24 pm
Background checks are a lifesaver as far as businesses are concerned. Being able to look into the background of someone that you are considering hiring makes the process of actually hiring them so much easier. It is not mystery as to who the person i...
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New Jersey Joins “Ban the Box” Movement

Posted by: Jerry on August 14, 2014 3:27 pm
On Monday, Governor Chris Christie signed the Opportunity to Compete Act (S2124/A1999) into law, which is designed to restrict employers from asking about prior criminal convictions on job applications.  Christie enthusiastically hailed New Jersey a...
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Verifications: Are They Stressful?

Posted by: Jerry on July 14, 2014 5:24 pm
The very process of getting a job virtually always entails a verifications process at some point. The employer has to confirm that the person being considered for hire is telling the truth about everything on the application that they have submitted....
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California – Ban the Box As of July 1, 2014

Posted by: Jerry on July 3, 2014 1:22 pm
Excerpted from lcwlegal.com Assembly Bill 218 (“AB 218”), codified as Labor Code section 432.9, goes into effect in just over a week on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, and will have a significant impact on a public agency’s ability to initially use crim...
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Risk Management: Controlling Who Works For You

Posted by: Jerry on July 2, 2014 12:02 pm
Excerpted from lcwlegal.com There is unquestionably a lot of risk to hiring new people. How they perform on the job will reflect on your business as a whole. Without proper management of that risk you could be facing some very serious issues on your ...
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What Due Diligence Looks Like

Posted by: Jerry on June 20, 2014 2:52 pm
Those who are seeking employment at the moment should have some idea of what to expect when it comes to due diligence. This is an important subject because of the processes that employees and employers have to go through in order to get through the h...
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Diploma Mills Create a Hazard for Hapless Employers

Posted by: Jerry on June 20, 2014 2:52 pm
When you consider all of the hard work that goes into a genuine degree, it is infuriating to know that there are diploma mills all over the Internet. For just a few dollars, an applicant can produce impressive credentials for the job––maybe even ...
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Maintaining Compliance In The Pre-Hiring Process

Posted by: Jerry on June 4, 2014 6:52 pm
Virtually all corporations have some kind of compliance code when it comes to the types of employees that it would like to hire. Hires must reach certain criteria to even be considered for the position, let alone hired. In order to remain within comp...
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How To Practice Smart Risk Management With Due Diligence

Posted by: Jerry on May 20, 2014 4:52 pm
The smartest small businesses are using risk management approaches to the way that they do their work. Companies that are well managed are always trying to maintain profits while at the same time keeping their liabilities to a minimum. What Is Risk M...
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Why Performing Due Diligence Is A Must

Posted by: Jerry on April 24, 2014 1:52 pm
Did you know that a number of job applicants may try to fudge some parts of their resume in order to get the job? It happens more often than we like to think, but there are ways to counter this. Primarily, using due diligence during pre-employment sc...
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Controversial Issue: Asking About Prior Criminal Activity During Hiring Process

Posted by: Jerry on April 3, 2014 10:52 am
Nationwide, Over 50 Cities and Counties—Including New York City—Have “Ban The Box” In 1998, Hawaii had the distinction of becoming the first state to adopt ban-the-box. Momentum for the policy has grown exponentially, particularly in recent y...
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Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance: With Regard to Volunteer Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on March 27, 2014 10:03 am
A 66-year-old school volunteer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was charged with sexual abuse of a 5-year-old student in February. Robert Milne, a long-time Rotary Club member, began participating with the Albuquerque Reads program as a volunteer reader i...
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Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance: With Regard to Volunteer Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on March 27, 2014 10:03 am
A 66-year-old school volunteer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was charged with sexual abuse of a 5-year-old student in February. Robert Milne, a long-time Rotary Club member, began participating with the Albuquerque Reads program as a volunteer reader i...
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NY AG Press Release Relating To Employers, CRA’s and Article 23-A

Posted by: Jerry on March 13, 2014 9:36 am
Today the NY Attorney General issued a press release relating to employers’ and CRAs’ compliance with NY Article 23-A of the Corrections law. As you may know, NY Article 23-A of the Corrections law requires that employers consider a number of fac...
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The truth about criminal background checks

Posted by: Jerry on March 7, 2014 10:52 am
Pre-hiring criminal background checks have become a must for companies in evaluating an employee. Instances of sexual harassment, work place violence, and theft can cost a company, not only directly, but also in litigation. However conducting a crimi...
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Background Checks: New Jersey Proposes Tough “Ban the Box” Measure

Posted by: Jerry on February 27, 2014 2:46 pm
Since the April 2012 revision of The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Enforcement Guidance (Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), employers have walked a fine line toward compliance. EEOC’s guidance establishes strong defens...
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Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening is a Controversial Issue

Posted by: Jerry on February 3, 2014 3:41 pm
Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening has been a controversial subject, according to a recent article in Forbes. In the current economy, a lot of otherwise well qualified people may be having problems getting jobs because of a poor credit his...
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How to Spot Diploma Mills on a Resume

Posted by: Jerry on January 22, 2014 9:09 pm
The Federal Trade Commission defines Diploma Mills as institutions or a company that offers a “degree” for a flat fee in a short amount of time without, strictly speaking, a lot of course work or class assignments. They tend to use hard sale adve...
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Conducting Background Checks for Employees

Posted by: Jerry on January 7, 2014 6:01 pm
Making a wrong hiring decision can come back to haunt you, your other employees and your client base. Finding a replacement would also add extra cost and time and may even pose you to a potential lawsuit. Employees tend to falsify their applications,...
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Employers Found Liable For Failure in Background Check Processes: The Consequences Facing One Assisted Living Center

Posted by: Jerry on December 19, 2013 8:50 pm
There are many occupations in the United States which require employers to perform background checks. This is to ensure that the prospective employees do not have any criminal records or charges that may impede their ability to adequately perform the...
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Background Checks: Know Your Rights as an Applicant

Posted by: Jerry on December 17, 2013 6:57 pm
As a job applicant, you may find yourself worrying about background checks to the point where you wonder if they will find out about that 4th grade test you cheated on. While employers won’t dig as far back as middle school, they certainly will che...
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Pre-Employment Hiring: The Proper Procedures To Use

Posted by: Jerry on December 2, 2013 8:24 pm
Thinking of hiring some new employees? Are you concerned about the kind of talent that you may be getting? You should be worried about these types of things if you are in the role of hiring anyone. Pre-employment hiring procedures should be in place,...
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Warning Signs That Should Make You Question Your Background Screening Company

Posted by: Jerry on October 16, 2013 8:11 pm
Companies providing background screenings are a booming business.   Just a quick look reveals a number of companies promising to provide you with fast and accurate background information on potential new hires.   Given the growing importance of...
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Know Who You Are Really Hiring: Use Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on October 4, 2013 5:56 pm
Even for the newest of businesses employee screening just makes sense. By paying for background checks on new employees, business owners end up saving money because it costs several times more to hire a new person than to do a background check in t...
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Due Diligence Saves Companies From Trouble In The Future

Posted by: Jerry on September 26, 2013 6:20 pm
It is up to the Human Resources department of each business to hire and fire employees. In the course of the hiring process, due diligence should be performed in order to save the company from a lot of issues down the road. Worldwidebackgrounds.com h...
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Use Validations To Determine Employee Skills

Posted by: Jerry on September 20, 2013 5:57 pm
Good hires are not just those who have managed to avoid having any run ins with the law, they are also people who have the skills necessary to make a difference in the organization. Validations can help determine which employees are capable of handli...
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The Basics Of Risk Management In The Hiring Stages

Posted by: Jerry on September 12, 2013 9:53 pm
There is a lot of risk when hiring a new employee. There are numerous areas that a small business can fall flat on its face if it is not careful in selecting those who are fit to be employees of a particular business. Thus, proper risk management tec...
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Proper Background Screening Can Prevent Dangerous Situtaions

Posted by: Jerry on August 29, 2013 7:53 pm
A large semi-truck filled with cargo is driving down a highway at an unsafe speed.  It fails to properly negotiate a turn and tips over.  Passengers in cars are hit by the semi-truck and have their lives permanently changed.  This is a situation t...
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EEOC Lawsuit Alleging Discriminatory Background Screening is Dismissed

Posted by: Jerry on August 22, 2013 7:58 pm
On August 9, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ongoing lawsuit against Freeman Inc., a national marketing company, alleging discriminatory background screening was dismissed. The district court based its decision on: (1) incorrect...
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Michigan Animal Shelters May Soon Use Criminal Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on August 8, 2013 8:13 pm
A recent news story out of Michigan indicates that a package of proposed bills has the state Senate discussing the benefits behind requiring animal shelters to do criminal background checks on anyone who wants to adopt a pet. The purpose is to ensure...
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Employment Verification Important Prior to Signing a Lease

Posted by: Jerry on August 2, 2013 8:46 am
Verifying employment is important to employers because it provides information about a potential new hire.  Well, employment verification is equally important to property owners because it confirms whether a potential tenant has the financial means ...
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New Jersey Borough Adds Background Checks to Door-to-Door License

Posted by: Jerry on July 29, 2013 8:31 pm
 A recent news story out of New Jersey, suggests that the borough of Madison—population of about 16,000—has increased its requirements for individuals who want to “solicit or peddle goods” by adding an amendment to the local code.  Specific...
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Background Checks with Fair Credit Report Act Compliance

Posted by: Jerry on July 22, 2013 5:34 pm
The Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) requires certain guidelines be met during background checks for employment. These guidelines were designed to protect privacy while helping employers find the right candidates for any job. A data acquisition process ...
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Rhode Island Joins The Private Employer “Ban-The-Box" Trend

Posted by: Jerry on July 18, 2013 3:51 pm
For the past couple of years we have been reporting about the increasing number of ban-the-box laws (prohibition of asking about criminal history on an employment application) spreading across the United States. It is now apparent that ban-thebox law...
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USCIS Requires Employers to Use New Employment Verification Form

Posted by: Jerry on July 11, 2013 8:20 am
Employment verification is a very important part of the new hire process. Employers must ensure that the individuals they hire not only provide truthful information about their prior employment and education history, but that they also meet the feder...
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Don’t Risk Children’s Safety Due to Delayed Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on July 5, 2013 6:03 pm
According to the NACCRRA’s most recent national stats, more than 10 million American children are frequently under the care of someone other than their parents. That same report also indicated that many states do not engage in enough child care fac...
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FCRA Compliance – Denying Employment Due to Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on June 27, 2013 6:16 pm
Many companies are using background checks before employment. The practive,while becoming the norm, is not problem free. There are many regulations that a company needs to be in compliance with when utilizing the checks as part of the screening proce...
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Avoiding Deadly Hiring Errors

Posted by: Jerry on June 20, 2013 7:18 pm
". . . the excavator operator involved with Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City will face six counts of involuntary manslaughter. . . blood tests . . . detected the presence of a prescription painkiller and marijuana. . . Benscho...
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Avoiding Hiring Mistakes: The Diploma Mill Maelstrom

Posted by: Jerry on June 18, 2013 5:05 pm
“The latest initial claims report shows 2.95 million people filed for their second week or more of unemployment benefits in the week ending May 25, the most recent data available. . . Overall, about 11.7 million people still remain unemployed,”...
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How to Prepare for a Background Check

Posted by: Jerry on June 6, 2013 6:30 pm
Background checks are an invaluable tool for companies when it comes to hiring – they prevent unqualified or unsuitable candidates from filling positions, and protect businesses from accepting employees who may prove to be a liability. However, you...
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Background Checks Protect Your Business, Your Employees, and Your Customers

Posted by: Jerry on May 30, 2013 6:11 pm
 “Hotel chains sued over alleged rape of guests.”  Not a headline you want associated with your business.  However in April of this year this is exactly what the owners of two hotel chains in Mesa Arizona saw in regards to their hotels.  They...
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Nevada Becomes The Tenth State To Prohibit The Use Of Credit Information

Posted by: Jerry on May 29, 2013 3:39 pm
Nevada joins California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Vermont and Washington in enacting legislation to restrict employer’s ability to use credit information for employment purposes. Several other states and the Equal ...
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Due Diligence Gives a Full View of Potential Employees

Posted by: Jerry on May 16, 2013 6:18 pm
When trying to find the right employee for any job, due diligence is an appreciated effort that can bring about important information regarding any applicant. Following through each piece of information can provide the complete picture as to what k...
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Consider Consulting With An Expert Before Hiring Summer Camp Staff

Posted by: Jerry on May 15, 2013 6:39 pm
Have you been tasked with hiring your summer camp’s staff this year? If so, you may want to consider consulting with a well-seasoned, background check and investigative firm that specializes in applicant screening. Here’s why: Laws and regulatio...
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New Colorado Background Screening Law Coming July 1, 2013

Posted by: Jerry on May 2, 2013 6:40 pm
According to data from 2012, 53 percent of employers did not use credit information on job candidates when making a hiring decision. Meanwhile, 80 percent of those that did use credit reports noted that they hired a candidate even when the credit rep...
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Are Your Pre-Employment Hiring Procedures Legal?

Posted by: Jerry on April 18, 2013 12:31 pm
Pre-employment screenings can save time and money by helping you identify the best candidates for your job openings. The results are improved hiring practices and reduced turnover. However, it’s critical that you comply with applicable laws and reg...
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Background Screening Laws Go Mobile

Posted by: Jerry on April 17, 2013 4:48 pm
You can never be too careful, especially when it comes to background screening on job applicants. A January 2013 post from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) noted a recent settlement with Filiquarian Publishing, LLC; Choice Level, LLC; and their own...
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Pre-Employment Hiring: To Google or Not to Google?

Posted by: Jerry on March 29, 2013 5:34 pm
Employers that use social media sites to perform background checks on job applicants, investigate employees or make other employment-related decisions could be violating employment and privacy laws.  When you use social media as part of your pre-emp...
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Signs that Your Firm Needs to Use Pre-Employment Screening

Posted by: Jerry on March 29, 2013 5:32 pm
As a small business owner, you may be more incline to hire people you know or friends of friends. It’s easy. It saves you the hassle and cost of running an ad and conducting a full-blown search. It’s always worked out fine in the past...until now...
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Don’t Overlook Executives When Conducting Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on March 25, 2013 5:16 pm
Just because someone has reached the C-suite in an organization, doesn’t mean his or her background is above reproach. In fact, look at any given news cycle and you’re likely to find a story about some highly paid executive who committed a crime,...
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Don’t Make These Three Mistakes When Conducting Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on March 25, 2013 5:07 pm
The importance of pre-employment screening cannot be overstated. Some recent statistics related to background checks suggest that about one-third of resumes have some degree of “puffery, according to the financial website, Bankrate.com.  To ensure...
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Balancing Credit Checks with Due Diligence

Posted by: Jerry on February 28, 2013 7:45 pm
As global worksites become the norm, compliance and regulations tighten, and due diligence in hiring continues to challenge human resources professionals, businesses of all sizes will find it imperative to complete criminal background checks, credit ...
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Reduce Turnover with Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on February 27, 2013 8:04 pm
There’s a time and place for everything. Take turnover, for instance. In the post, “Employee Turnover Not Always a Bad Thing,” human resources consultant and freelance writer Deborah S. Hildebrand suggests there are times when turnover is good....
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Background Checks on Current Employees May Stop Workplace Violence

Posted by: Jerry on February 26, 2013 6:53 pm
Even as the country mourns the recent violence in Newtown, Connecticut, recent reports suggest that violence in the workplace is at an all-time low. Fatal work injuries have decreased by 21% since 2006 and by over 25% since 1992.  However, the trage...
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Don’t Let Your Business Fail Because You Failed to Complete Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on February 15, 2013 9:39 pm
You might not know this, but 30% of business failures are due primarily to employee theft, according to a recent Profiles International report on workplace fraud, theft, and violence. Additionally, a study by the University of Florida estimates that ...
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Stop Workplace Fraud with Periodic Background Re-screening

Posted by: Jerry on February 14, 2013 8:33 pm
No matter the industry or the company size, your organization is vulnerable to fraud in its many forms – embezzlement, forgery, inventory theft, computer crime, and more. The financial and emotional impact on your business can be devastating. The b...
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Should Employers Conduct Background Checks on Current Employees?

Posted by: Jerry on February 14, 2013 8:30 pm
Although an employee may have a clean background check when hired, anything can happen over the coming years. Therefore, some businesses consider re-screening current employees as a way to demonstrate due diligence.  When to Screen Current Employees...
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Use Background Screening as a Risk Management Tool

Posted by: Jerry on January 30, 2013 11:09 pm
To avoid bad hiring decisions, employers have increasingly turned to background screening as a risk management tool.  Many see it as a critical factor for protecting coworkers, customers, patients, vendors, and anyone that may interact with employee...
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Making the Pre-employment Hiring Process Easier for Candidates

Posted by: Jerry on January 3, 2013 4:17 pm
When most employers think about the pre-employment hiring process, they think about it from their viewpoint. Never mind what job candidates – future employees – have to go through to get hired.  In the 2010 “Trends in Employment Background Scr...
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Compliance and the Critical Difference between Arrest and Conviction Records

Posted by: Jerry on December 27, 2012 10:54 pm
Arrest and conviction don’t always go hand-in-hand. When it comes to making decisions about employment actions such as hiring, firing, promotion, transfers, and demotions, it is critical to understand the difference and to act accordingly to remain...
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Sniff out a diploma mill grad with due diligence by TruDiligence

Posted by: Jerry on December 27, 2012 7:04 pm
That potential new hire you just interviewed showed a lot of promise.  His past work history was average at best but with a new M.B.A he’s looking to move on to bigger and better things, right? Not so fast.  Diploma mills abound in the new techno...
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Does Your Temporary Employment Service Conduct Background Checks on Employees?

Posted by: Jerry on December 26, 2012 10:41 pm
Tis’ the season to hire temporary employees. With that being said, have you ever considered whether your temporary employment service conducts background checks on their employees?  If your company utilizes a temporary staffing agency – and many...
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Due Diligence Can Save Your Company

Posted by: Jerry on December 14, 2012 6:54 pm
The process of due diligence can and will save your company a lot of time, effort and money. You know that you have to be able to trust every employee with corporate assets, and in order to do that, you have to know where they come from and what the...
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Importance of Background Checks on School Employees

Posted by: Jerry on December 10, 2012 7:24 pm
Kids run around on the playground, eat at lunch tables, and sit in classrooms and they have an adult on duty for each activity. So you would hope that the people they come into contact with are safe.  This is an important message from a recent news ...
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Lack of Background Check Can Lead to Workplace Theft

Posted by: Jerry on November 15, 2012 10:23 pm
The benefit of owning a small business is that you know your employees so well. You’ve met their families at the company holiday party and watched their children grow. You trust them to be honest and fair. Besides, you hired them.  Yet, statistics...
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Seasonal Employees Still Require Thorough Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on November 8, 2012 7:28 pm
A news story posted at HispanicBusiness.com recently announced that Amazon.com plans to hire hundreds of seasonal employees to staff a new Jeffersonville distribution center, in the Louisville, Kentucky metro area. They plan to fill “day and night ...
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Tenant Background Checks Ensure Quality Renters

Posted by: Jerry on October 31, 2012 7:02 pm
Whether in an apartment complex or the home next door, we all have horror about bad neighbors. You know them as the ones who’ve had the loud midnight parties, barking dogs, and unclean areas. But to a property owner, they cause even larger headache...
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Conduct Investigations before You Hire, So You Do Not Run into Problems Afterwards

Posted by: Jerry on October 25, 2012 6:12 pm
According to an October 2012 Los Angeles Times story, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recently launched an investigation into the background of a new hire. Somehow, even with a history of violence and theft, the county hired Daniel Bissma...
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Key to background screening — Get it right!

Posted by: Jerry on October 22, 2012 8:48 pm
If your company uses or is considering using a contractor to provide background screening on potential employees or tenants, a new catchphrase is in place — Get it right! This year, much attention has been focused on background screening and new g...
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Background Screening Company Fined $2.6 Million For Due Diligence Failures

Posted by: Jerry on October 4, 2012 7:26 pm
HireRight Solutions, Inc. recently agreed to pay $2.6 million dollars to settle charges by the FTC that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  This background screening company failed to follow the law and failed to ensure they were using pr...
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When Due Diligence Screening Turns Up a Lie

Posted by: Jerry on October 3, 2012 7:26 pm
Americans lie all the time. In fact, according to recent research from the University of Notre Dame, most of us lie about 11 times a week. While the study goes on to say that lying affects your mental and physical well-being, it also can have a negat...
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Lack of Due Diligence in Hiring Can Come Back to Haunt You

Posted by: Jerry on September 27, 2012 6:10 pm
Halloween is just around the corner and we were thinking how ghoulish it would be to hire someone without conducting the proper employment background check. A lack of due diligence in the employment screening process can come back to haunt you.  Avo...
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When it Comes to Employment Investigations, Bigger Isn’t Always Better!

Posted by: Jerry on September 21, 2012 4:50 pm
The bigger you are, the harder you fall. That’s what employment background screening company HireRight Solutions, Inc. found out when they agreed to settle a suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a cool $2.6 million.  In the complai...
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Your Social Media Policy and Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on September 21, 2012 4:45 pm
We use social media in every avenue of our daily lives. That includes the workplace. Blocking internet use in the office doesn’t stop employees from texting and using smart phones to talk to their friends and family.  Therefore, be sure to have a ...
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Due Diligence: Is Critical When It Comes To Hiring and Firing

Posted by: Jerry on September 21, 2012 10:32 am
Hiring and firing are two major parts of any business. Documentation and uniformity, in the application procedure and also in the steps taken when an employee is being terminated are critical. You do not want any employee or possible employee stating...
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Choosing the Right Pre-Employment Investigations for Your Business

Posted by: Jerry on August 16, 2012 12:08 pm
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 choice...
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Investigations Paint a Complete Picture of Potential Hires

Posted by: Jerry on August 13, 2012 1:15 pm
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 expl...
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Background checks under well-designed policy still valid

Posted by: Jerry on August 2, 2012 1:50 pm
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 prohibit d...
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Due Diligence Protects Your Clients and Your Business

Posted by: Jerry on July 26, 2012 10:13 am
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 reputa...
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Pros understand critical issues of background screening

Posted by: Jerry on July 6, 2012 5:29 pm
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 and its members ha...
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Keep Seniors Safe by Conducting Employment Investigations on Home Health Care Workers

Posted by: Jerry on June 28, 2012 8:16 pm
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 Dee...
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Background Checks For Employment?

Posted by: Jerry on June 21, 2012 8:54 pm
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 that empl...
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What is Checked During a Background Screening?

Posted by: Jerry on June 7, 2012 6:30 pm
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 included i...
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The Impact of Social Media on Employment Investigations

Posted by: Jerry on June 6, 2012 6:07 pm
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...
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Learning the Importance of Background Checks from the Archdiocese

Posted by: Jerry on May 17, 2012 10:11 pm
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 writing chec...
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Strategy and Insights: How Should Employers Use Criminal History in Employment Now That The EEOC Has Issued Enforcement Guidance?

Posted by: Jerry on May 3, 2012 6:52 pm
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 for empl...
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Strategy and Insights: How Should Employers Use Criminal History in Employment Now That The EEOC Has Issued Enforcement Guidance?

Posted by: Jerry on April 27, 2012 2:52 pm
Here is an excellent article just published by Pam Devata and Kendra Paul at the law firm of SeyFarth Shaw LLC with great insight into how to apply the new EEOC guidance. They write– Strategy and Insights: How Should Employers Use Criminal History ...
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Hiring Investigations Important in Health Care Settings

Posted by: Jerry on April 26, 2012 1:04 pm
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 who, ov...
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Don’t Let Pre-Employment Hiring Practices Lead to Negligent Hiring

Posted by: Jerry on April 20, 2012 10:40 am
Even if you don’t operate a business in Southern California, there is a great lesson to be learned from the recent outbreak of inappropriate sexual conduct from teachers and other school personnel. Poor pre-employment hiring practices can lead to c...
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When You Say “Background Check”, What Exactly Do You Mean?

Posted by: Jerry on April 12, 2012 9:59 am
One of the biggest problems with the term “background check” is the definition. There are so many potential components depending on the type of information an employer seeks as well as what is useable under the law. First, it’s important to und...
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Social Networking Sites in Background Screening

Posted by: Jerry on April 5, 2012 4:59 pm
Have you ever wondered about the importance of social networking web sites when it comes to conducting background screenings on new employees? According to the report “Trends in Employment Background Screening: 2011 Results,” of the nearly 800 em...
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Due Diligence or Gut Reaction

Posted by: Jerry on March 29, 2012 3:01 pm
You’ve spent years in management or owning your own business and interviewed hundreds of potential new employees. Your gut reaction has led you to hire many great people over the years with a few exceptions. One or two had to be let go for poor per...
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MyTruSeal, A Valuable Resource For Those Seeking Internships

Posted by: Jerry on March 19, 2012 4:56 pm
Where some see an internship as a mere entry-level position, others see an opportunity for professional growth that can act as a springboard to help you achieve your dreams. There are many ways to secure an internship. You can go the traditional rout...
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Tips for a Successful Internship

Posted by: Jerry on March 7, 2012 5:49 pm
Our involvement with Intern America and Hot 107.1 for a 13-week on-air internship competition recently got us thinking about how our nation’s future labor force might ease its way into the real world. Thousands of college seniors are preparing to g...
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Reference Checking Can Help You Avoid Being Scammed

Posted by: Jerry on February 27, 2012 11:24 am
Believe it or not, people will try to scam their way into a job. They will make up things to put on their application that may or may not be true. Only businesses performing due diligence can be sure that they have not hired someone who has made thin...
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EEOC Guidance On The Use Of Criminal Records In Employment Is Published

Posted by: Jerry on February 27, 2012 11:24 am
As I’m sure everyone is aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just published a new guidance document on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment. I hope everyone was able to attend the webinar held by our law firm April 2...
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Backgrounde Check Help Minimize Employment Liability

Posted by: Jerry on February 24, 2012 7:17 pm
An increase in consumer spending is helping the national unemployment rate continue its downward trend. The U.S. Bureau of Labor said job growth was widespread in the private sector in January, with large employment gains in professional and business...
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New Regulations Require Use Of E-Verify

Posted by: Jerry on January 30, 2012 2:11 pm
Supporters of tougher immigration laws are applauding the implementation of new laws that place stricter hiring rules on employers. In states like Alabama, the latest legislation will significantly affect employment in the construction industry. The ...
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Is The Paper Resume Dying?

Posted by: Jerry on January 24, 2012 2:11 pm
With companies going entirely paperless to reduce expenses and improve efficiency, much thought is being given to how things might look in a few years. Hiring is one of the many areas that has become tech-based since the early 2000s. Most HR managers...
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Social Networking Sites Included In Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on January 20, 2012 2:11 pm
Techies and casual users who are part of the social media revolution probably can’t imagine their life without their favorite networking site, but that obsession could easily get them in trouble. More and more employers are sweeping social media we...
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Criminals In The Workplace

Posted by: Jerry on January 16, 2012 7:00 pm
A recent New York Times article is shedding light on a startling statistic that employers should be aware of: nearly one-third of Americans are arrested for a crime before they turn 23. Hiring managers know a criminal background check is the best way...
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Criminals In The Workplace

Posted by: Jerry on January 16, 2012 12:11 pm
A recent New York Times article is shedding light on a startling statistic that employers should be aware of: nearly one-third of Americans are arrested for a crime before they turn 23. Hiring managers know a criminal background check is the best way...
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Criminals In The Workplace

Posted by: Jerry on January 13, 2012 12:11 pm
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is celebrating a court decision against a well-known national corporation for hiring violations that were perceived as inequitable toward minorities. A judge ordered Pepsi Beverages to pay $3.1 million to v...
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Importance Of Pre-Employment Screening

Posted by: Jerry on January 9, 2012 5:11 pm
Considering the mind-numbing volume of news stories about horrific crimes going on across the country, employers must constantly be on the look out for workers with questionable pasts. The child sex abuse scandals involving high-ranking employees in ...
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Consumer Reporting Agencies Must Comply With The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Posted by: Jerry on January 6, 2012 5:32 pm
Every company that screens new employees must abide by a strict set of rules, but how do you know if your business is fully compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act? The complex set of federal regulations, enacted in 1970 and amended several time...
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Optimistic outlook for jobs in 2012

Posted by: Jerry on January 4, 2012 5:34 pm
Consumers who were recently asked to project the future are more optimistic that employment conditions, the business climate and the financial situation of national corporations will continue to improve. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index...
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Looking ahead to 2012 with MyTruSeal

Posted by: Jerry on January 4, 2012 5:32 pm
They say the grass is always greener on the other side, and it looks as though the crabgrass, weeds and brown spots of recent years are slowly disappearing. Experts looking ahead to 2012 are cautiously optimistic for good reason. The nation’s econo...
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The TruDiligence Employ America Campaign Helps Bolster Lagging Economy

Posted by: Jerry on December 28, 2011 6:31 pm
Consumers who were recently asked to project the future are more optimistic that employment conditions, the business climate and the financial situation of national corporations will continue to improve. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index...
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MyTruSeal, a service to showcase credentials!

Posted by: Jerry on December 28, 2011 6:23 pm
In an encouraging turn for the better, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that 43 states had decreases in their unemployment rate in November. Adding to the good news, only three states reported higher unemployment rates during the same month, an...
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California bans use of credit reports for employment purposes

Posted by: Jerry on December 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Within days, the state of California will begin punishing employers that consider credit reports when making hiring decisions. The Golden State’s legislature is the seventh to vote in favor of the new rules, and although there are a few exceptions ...
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Background checks help avoid costly hiring mistakes

Posted by: Jerry on December 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Selecting the perfect person for a job vacancy can be a tricky business. After all, how can a manager know if the job candidate’s top skill isn’t just simply interviewing well? The prerequisites for most new-hires include an unblemished criminal ...
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Pennsylvania Schools to Require Background Checks

Posted by: Jerry on December 9, 2011 6:24 pm
Pennsylvania schools are banking on honesty to ensure that none of their employees have been arrested or convicted of the 26 crimes that disqualify employment. A Dec. 5 report in the Altoona Mirror (see it here - http://tinyurl.com/78r8eyf) includes ...
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Good News For Job Seekers

Posted by: Jerry on December 9, 2011 4:57 pm
Good news on the job front has laid-off workers updating their resumes and throwing caution to the wind. The U.S. Bureau of Labor announced that national unemployment went from 9 percent to 8.6 percent in November, and that 120,000 jobs were added to...
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MyTruSeal, Prepare for the future!

Posted by: Jerry on December 2, 2011 6:13 pm
With extended unemployment benefits set to expire in January for millions of laid-off workers, the need for a short-term source of income is more critical to many families this year. The holiday season, while straining the budgets of those without jo...
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California Joins Other States in Placing Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Checks

Posted by: Jerry on December 1, 2011 9:57 pm
On October 10, 2011, Governor Brown signed into legislation Assembly Bill No. 22, which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. Effective January 1, 2012, Employers in C...
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California Senate Bill 909 to ammend disclosure requirements

Posted by: Jerry on December 1, 2011 1:16 pm
California SB 909 takes effect on January 1, 2012, and amends CA Civ. Code Section 1786.16, requires that employers include the background check company’s internet website in the Disclosure form. The purpose is so that an applicant can get informat...
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Clear The Air

Posted by: Jerry on November 28, 2011 11:44 pm
Trusting an employee to manage the company’s financial accounts is serious business, and making sure the right person is in the position is among the most important decisions a hiring specialist can make. Millions of employees nationwide have acces...
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Maryland Joins Illinois, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii In Placing Restrictions on Employer Use of Credit Checks

Posted by: Jerry on November 28, 2011 10:10 pm
On April 12, 2011, Governor O’Malley signed into legislation the Job Applicant Fairness Act which generally prohibits employers from using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history in making employment decisions. Specifically, the Act prohibi...
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Verifying Holiday Workers

Posted by: Jerry on November 28, 2011 9:36 pm
Analysts are estimating that a larger-than-predicted increase in seasonal hiring over 2010 is going to help temporarily stabilize the floundering job market. Nearly a half-million holiday workers were expected to be added to payrolls in the final thr...
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Philadelphia Passes A New “Ban The Criminal Box” Law That Applies To Private Employers

Posted by: Jerry on November 28, 2011 10:19 am
Employers in Philadelphia will soon need to revise the criminal history questions on their employment applications based on a recent law. On April 13, 2011, City of Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed Bill No. 110111-A, which was passed by the P...
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MyTruSeal provides a sunny outlook for job seekers

Posted by: Jerry on November 22, 2011 10:46 pm
A partly sunny outlook on the 2011 holiday shopping season has retailers leveraging social media to announce their specials in a bid to bring more consumers through their doors. Staffing specialists are also using the power of technology to hire temp...
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How to avoid contractors with a bad history

Posted by: Jerry on November 22, 2011 10:16 pm
At some point, every business invites a contractor into the office to perform work. But who do they trust to double-check that the workers have an upstanding track record? Countless news reports chronicle the millions of dollars lost every year on sh...
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Career fair provides opportunities

Posted by: Jerry on November 22, 2011 9:26 pm
The discouragingly high unemployment rate makes any job search these days a daunting task. Career fairs are one of the few mechanisms that offer the slightest glimmer of hope. Prospective employers gather to fill a finite number of positions and choo...
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MyTruSeal exhibiting at upcoming job fair

Posted by: Jerry on November 22, 2011 9:14 pm
Those testing the employment waters at the upcoming Denver Career Fair are hoping they’re fortunate enough to secure an interview. Putting its talents on display at the Dec. 5 job expo at the Doubetree Hotel in Denver is MyTruSeal, a Lakewood-Col...
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Holiday season hiring helps employ America

Posted by: Jerry on November 22, 2011 8:25 pm
For businesses, it means it's time to buckle down for a busy three-month period that could determine whether the company ends the fiscal year in the black. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the 2008 employment gain during the holiday season...
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Welcome to the TruDiligence Blog

Posted by: Jerry on November 22, 2011 12:37 pm
Announcing the launch of the TruDiligence blog!  As a primary contributor to the blog, I thought it appropriate to begin my first post with a bit of introduction.  My name is Jerry Nielson and I founded TruDiligence in December 1993.  I come from ...
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Clever job-seekers using self background checks

Posted by: Jerry on September 15, 2010 1:15 pm
Imagine you are an executive carefully examining a group of four job candidates. They are the same age, dressed in similar suits, and share nearly identical qualifications for the position. Except one is holding a sheet of paper.  That person's name...
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What We Do

Posted by: Jerry on September 15, 2010 8:21 am
We promote the interests of public protection by providing fast, accurate, comprehensive background screening services. We are dedicated to excellence in customer service and to building long-term client relationships.
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Who We Are

Posted by: Jerry on September 15, 2010 8:20 am
We know that not all background checks are the same! A background check should limit your liability and come with support from the provider? Our main asset is people. There is always a knowledgeable person supported by cutting edge web based technolo...
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