Tag Archive for: Background Checks

Selecting a Background Check Provider

Selecting a Background Check Provider

A background check provider verifies information about a hiring manager's candidate. Besides finding top talent to fill the ranks, a hiring manager also has to establish what risk the candidate could bring to the company. They have to be leery…
PBSA Accreditation: Better Service, Better Hires

PBSA Accreditation: Better Service, Better Hires

An "accredited" background checker ensures a recognized and certified entity. This then ensures employers always know what they're getting into with a provider. The title is a clear indicator of a provider's desire to be everything it can be…
4 Actionable Best Practices for Conducting a Successful Background Screening

4 Best Practices for Conducting a Successful Background Screening

Whether you have an old background screening program and want to update it, or it is your first time creating one, it is imperative to follow workable best practices that will make your program successful. Background screening is a sensitive…
Employment Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Employment Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

An employer might consider the use of a (pre-employment/employment) background check for an applicant before making any hiring choices. A background check is an evaluation of an individual's different records. Businesses may, indeed, want to…
Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance Checklist

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Compliance Checklist

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) operates to protect consumers. The FCRA regulates employers who perform background checks using Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA's). Further, the reports include education verification, criminal history,…
5 Solid Reasons Why Employment Verification Is Important

5 Solid Reasons Why Employment Verification Is Important

Most job seekers provide false employment information, which leads to many adverse effects on business. Employees are vital assets that can make or break a business. Thus, employment verification is a critical, necessary step in hiring new employees.…
A Guide to Conducting Background Checks on New Employees

A Guide to Conducting Background Checks on New Employees

Hiring the right candidates will save you a lot of challenges that can affect the reputation of your organization and the well-being of your employees. If you plan to hire new employees, it is imperative to run thorough background checks to…
Background Checks for Employment Purposes

Background Checks for Employment Purposes

Background checks for employment purposes provide managers with verification of a candidate's qualifications. Every hire is an investment in resources, money, and time, but a background provides transparency and insight. A lot of companies still…
How to Conduct Background Checks That Are Compliant With the Fair Credit Reporting Act

How to Conduct Background Checks That Are Compliant With the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates access and use of an individual's credit report. Since the law passed in 1970, Congress expanded its scope to apply to background check services and credit bureaus. Here is how a business can conduct…
Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Conducting background checks on potential new hires is a tedious yet crucial part of any successful organization. Whether you are subject to restrictions on hiring people with criminal backgrounds, need to protect sensitive information, or even…
Background Check Compliance With the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Background Check Compliance With the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act includes federal legislation passed in 1970. It protects consumers from incorrect information recorded on their credit reports. The FCRA also ensures the accurate recording of credit information, the collection,…
Background Checks Minimize Your Risk

Background Checks Minimize Your Risk

Background checks are a common aspect of the hiring process. However, it is far more than a mere technicality; it's an imperative. An employer who does not properly investigate an applicant can be liable for negligent hiring if the individual…