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How Background Check Providers Can Create the Best User Experience

Some companies shy away from comprehensive background checks because they want to avoid making candidates feel uncomfortable or unnecessarily guilty. Hiring the wrong person with the wrong background could create legal, operational and managerial…
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What Does A Employer Credit Check Look For?

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Applying to a new position? Worried about an employer credit check? Many candidates today think about their credit score when searching for new opportunities. As an HR or recruiting professional, however, it can make or break an applicant's…
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West Coast State Credit Report Limits in Employment Screening - Part I

There are a number of states that are considering passing, or have passed, laws that regulate how state credit reports may or may not be used by employers for employment pre-screening purposes. Many of these differ or extend the coverage of…
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NAPBS Accreditation: Your Added Layer of Protection

Is your background screening agency satisfying your business needs? It's time to learn how NAPBS Accreditation can protect your business. Like many professionals, adequately vetting the background and any potential liabilities that may come…
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Credit Report Trends and Limits

Are all the new background and credit check employment law changes confusing you? The newest change comes to the limits being placed on the credit reports and how they are used. Policies regarding using credit checks as part of pre-employment…
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Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance With Regards to Background Checks

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal compliance law that requires fair, accurate, and private background checks that includes consumer reports. Here is a user-friendly guide will discuss your rights as an individual.
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The Importance of Accurate and FCRA-Compliant Background Checks

The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (FCRA) defines the scope and limitations of background checks for job candidates. It is important for employers to comply with the regulations postulated in the FCRA. In addition, state laws may impose…
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Importance of NAPBS Accreditation: Earning Your Complete Trust in Background Checks

Employers should conduct background checks of anyone that they may consider hiring. However, we do not often stop and consider what kind of verification we ought to use on those conducting the background check in the first place. That is where…
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Tips and Tricks for Selecting a Background Check Provider

Often, the hiring process can seem daunting. There are countless resumes to sift through, interviews to conduct, and references to call. In order to ensure that you're only considering top-notch talent for your organization, background checks…
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E-Verify Returns to Doing Investigations After Being Unavailable for More Than One Month

The recent Federal government shutdown impacted the economy in ways both seen and unseen. One impact involves the E-Verify system used by many employers to confirm the identity and eligibility of new workers before they are hired. This system…
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NAPBS Accreditation: The Rigorous Vetting Process for Background Screening Agencies

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) strives to improve and level the ground for background screening service providers. The organization has been serving this industry since 2003. To date, there are close to 900…
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What Differentiates NAPBS Accredited from Unaccredited Consumer Reporting Agencies?

A consumer reporting agency (CRA) is an entity that gets paid to prepare and furnish consumer reports to third parties. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) expounds this further under Section 1681a. Opportunities to offer services for monetary…