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Turn Professional Background Checks into a Benefit for Your Customers

People are always leery when they hear about professional background checks. Part of this is because everyone likes their privacy. No one wants their potential employer or even a consumer service looking too far into their personal history,…
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Education Verification: Are GPA Scores Checked?

Everyone tells a little white lie from time to time, or so we are told. White lies are named as such because they don't seem all that harmful at first. They are particularly easy to slip into when the lie is not told directly to another human…
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Why You Should Hire a Background Screening Consultant

A background check is an important tool. It fills in the holes of an applicant's history. It can either alert you to red flags before you continue the expensive process of onboarding or it can give you the peace of mind that comes with a logistical…
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Rentals Shouldn't Be Risky Business: Limiting Liability with Background Checks

"Limitation of liability" is a pretty technical phrase. Once you get into corporate contracts, it's an insurance idea. Every bit of error may incur fees, penalties, or insurance payouts, but the aggregate amount of these costs has a ceiling. But…
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How to Make Tenant Background Checks More Useful

The last thing any real estate business needs is a bad tenant. It doesn't matter if you own apartment complexes with hundreds of units or if you're renting out a second house for the first time. Bad tenants cause destruction or they don't pay…
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Why You Should Consider Employee Background Screening Re-Checks

If you're like a lot of companies, you probably do an employee background screening every time you hire a new employee. However, you might not have any official process in place that would allow you to update that information after a person…
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When Should You Get a Personal Background Check?

Credit checks are a popular way to take a glance at how banks, credit card companies, and even potential landlords see you. Instead of leaving you to wonder what your financial history looks like to the people you're negotiating with, credit…
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Why Your School District Needs Instant Background Checks

Schools face a lot of different safety concerns. Sometimes it can feel impossible to strike the right balance between privacy and public safety, especially with all the hectic, day-to-day changes that individual schools have to handle. If you're…
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Why Employers Use Credit Reports in Employment Screening

Some employers and potential employees alike may wonder what the real value that doing a credit check has on potential employment.  For some, it almost seems like they are going too far or learning too much personal information when employment…
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Why Conducting Background Checks Is a Great Risk Management Strategy

As a business owner, you need to focus on increasing your profits and minimizing your risks. Conducting background checks is a great risk management strategy - here are three reasons why. Background Checks Prevent Theft This is the most obvious…
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Contractors And Property Managers Need to Conduct Background Checks

Contractors and Background Checks If you own a contracting business, you need to conduct background checks before you hire any workers. If your workers are entering private homes, you have to make sure that they are reliable, responsible, and…
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Verify Tenants Through a Third-Party Background Screening Partner

Real Estate - The Modern Wild West Real estate is still a bit like the Wild West. Compliance systems aren't fully standardized, sales and rentals aren't handled through major conglomerations, and individuals can make sales and contracts at…