Background Screening Resources

Sometimes it’s fun to sit back and read about why background screening is so awesome! Or maybe you just need some forms, reference guides or industry links all in one place. Well guess what we have for you?

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Pay Transparency Laws Gaining Momentum

Pay Transparency Laws Gaining Momentum

UPDATE: California and Michigan DOB Redaction

UPDATE: California and Michigan DOB Redaction

Changes to the NYC Fair Chance Act

Changes to the NYC Fair Chance Act

New Background Check Requirements for Childcare Facilities

New Background Check Requirements for Childcare Facilities

Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care & Learning announced on 9/30/20 there...

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COVID-19 Communication

COVID-19 Communication

For over 15 years Choice Screening has been dedicated to partnering with businesses for accurate...

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FMCSA Clearinghouse Regulations

FMCSA Clearinghouse Regulations

NAPBS Announces Rebrand to PBSA

NAPBS Announces Rebrand to PBSA

Choice Screening Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

Choice Screening Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

New Product Announcement: Bankruptcy, Liens, & Judgments Search

New Product Announcement: Bankruptcy, Liens, & Judgments Search

New York Increases Criminal History Search Access Fee

New York Increases Criminal History Search Access Fee

10 Commandments of Background Screening

10 Commandments of Background Screening

New Product Announcement - CAPS Check

New Product Announcement - CAPS Check

Compliance and the GDPR

Compliance and the GDPR

FCRA Summary of Rights Update

FCRA Summary of Rights Update

Choice Screening, Inc. Introduces Newest Partner, NEOGOV

Choice Screening, Inc. Introduces Newest Partner, NEOGOV

Choice Screening, Inc. Introduces Newest Partner, Greenhouse Software.

Choice Screening, Inc. Introduces Newest Partner, Greenhouse Software.

Choice Screening integrates with the Greenhouse Applicant Tracking System, launching a...

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Choice Screening and iCIMS Announce Partnership to Address Complex Hiring Obstacles by Verifying Candidate Selection

Choice Screening and iCIMS Announce Partnership to Address Complex Hiring Obstacles by Verifying Candidate Selection

Salary History Ban News

Salary History Ban News

The Future of Background Screening

The Future of Background Screening

Background screening has been in and out of the spotlight since becoming commonplace decades ago,...

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2016: A Year of Thanks @ChoiceScreening

2016: A Year of Thanks @ChoiceScreening

Do you find yourself enjoying the crisp chill in the air daydreaming about background checks…

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Talk to a Human: Background Screening @ChoiceScreening

Talk to a Human: Background Screening @ChoiceScreening

In early 2016, we launched our new website – same address (choicescreening.com), totally different...

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Choice Screening News: Going Green in 2016

Choice Screening News: Going Green in 2016

Last year, we were tasked with making notable green changes… and we’re in full swing now! Choice...

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Bobbing for Bad Apples – Apple rescinds policy not to hire felons

Bobbing for Bad Apples – Apple rescinds policy not to hire felons

In April 2015, Apple found the bad apple in the bucket and didn’t like the taste. The corporation...

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NY City Law Impacts Criminal Records & Credit Reports for Hiring

NY City Law Impacts Criminal Records & Credit Reports for Hiring

Are you a New York City employer? If so, you have some important updates for your hiring...

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4th Circuit Decision in EEOC v. Freeman Background Screening Lawsuit

4th Circuit Decision in EEOC v. Freeman Background Screening Lawsuit

In February 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a summary judgment ruling...

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Church and Ministry Background Screening

Church and Ministry Background Screening

As a church or ministry, you are faced with unique challenges. From budget constraints, to time...

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Professional License Verifications

Professional License Verifications

Whenever a license impacts employment, Professional License Verifications are an essential part of...

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Background Screening Fundamentals for Insurance Carriers

Background Screening Fundamentals for Insurance Carriers

Drug Screening Compliance

Drug Screening Compliance

Background Screening Mistakes to Avoid

Background Screening Mistakes to Avoid

Employers should avoid a few mistakes in order to maintain compliance when hiring and background...

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New Year Tasks for Background Screening Programs

New Year Tasks for Background Screening Programs

As 2023 is in the rear-view mirror and we are looking forward to 2024, there may be a few...

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Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2023

Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2023

Property Management: Tenant and Employee Screening

Property Management: Tenant and Employee Screening

What is E-Verify?

What is E-Verify?

How-To Guide: Audit Your Background Screening Program

How-To Guide: Audit Your Background Screening Program

Who You Partner with Matters!

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Professional Background Screening Guide

Professional Background Screening Guide

Form I-9 Internal Self Audit Guide

Form I-9 Internal Self Audit Guide

This is your all-in-one reference guide for auditing your Form I-9 Process. Internal I-9 audits...

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Background Screening Glossary of Terms

Background Screening Glossary of Terms

This is your all-in-one reference guide for everything background screening! From criminal records...

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The Gaping Hole in Your Background Check

The Gaping Hole in Your Background Check

The vast majority of employers already conduct a comprehensive background check, that includes key...

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Comprehensive Screening

Comprehensive Screening

A comprehensive background check provides complete and accurate information about an applicant,...

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ReScreening Employees

ReScreening Employees

The Broadening of Adverse Action

The Broadening of Adverse Action

Adverse Action includes any decision that is unfavorable toward an applicant, employee,...

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Form I-9 Flexibilities Ended

Form I-9 Flexibilities Ended

Effective on April 1, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued temporary flexibility...

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California Fair Chance Law

California Fair Chance Law

The California Fair Chance Act of 2023 SB 809 was originally introduced into California Senate in...

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Summary of Rights Notice

Summary of Rights Notice

A Summary of Rights Notice as Required by the FCRA is a summary of the consumer’s rights as it...

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Salary History Ban Update

Salary History Ban Update

Artificial Intelligence in Employment

Artificial Intelligence in Employment

AI Technology is improving efficiency, workloads, and revolutionizing the way we work. But as with...

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Restrictions Relaxed for Hiring Convicted Criminals in Banking

Restrictions Relaxed for Hiring Convicted Criminals in Banking

President Biden recently signed a defense spending bill in December 2022 that had key implications...

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Diploma Mills: How to Protect Your Organization

Diploma Mills: How to Protect Your Organization

What is a Diploma Mill?

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Drug Testing in 2023

Drug Testing in 2023

Pay Transparency Laws Gaining Momentum

Pay Transparency Laws Gaining Momentum

Form I-9 Flexibilities Extension

Form I-9 Flexibilities Extension

Effective on April 1, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued temporary flexibility...

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UPDATE: California Court PII Redaction

UPDATE: California Court PII Redaction

In May 2021 California Court of Appeals decision in All of Us or None – Riverside Chapter vs. W....

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Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2022

Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2022

The Cost of Hiring [Infographic]

The Cost of Hiring [Infographic]

To learn more about how to reduce the cost of hiring, contact one of our account advisors for a...

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Rapid Expansion Screening

Rapid Expansion Screening

First Time Candidate and Minor Background Checks

First Time Candidate and Minor Background Checks

Background Check Turnaround Times

Background Check Turnaround Times

The average Choice Screening pre-employment background check will usually take anywhere from 24-72...

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Account Set Up

Account Set Up

What is Negligent Hiring?

What is Negligent Hiring?

Negligent Hiring according to US Legal: “is a claim made by an injured party against an employer...

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Background Checks for Seasonal Hiring

Background Checks for Seasonal Hiring

You may already be gearing up to hire your seasonal staff, reviewing applications, setting...

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Adverse Action Letter Services

Adverse Action Letter Services

My Employee Failed a Drug Test...Now What?

My Employee Failed a Drug Test...Now What?

Your employee failed a drug test, and you find yourself asking: “What should I do?”. Hint - it is...

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How to Select a Pre-Employment Background Check Provider

How to Select a Pre-Employment Background Check Provider

Protecting Youth Athletes [Infographic]

Protecting Youth Athletes [Infographic]

Are You FCRA Compliant?

Are You FCRA Compliant?

What is an Integrated Background Check?

What is an Integrated Background Check?

An ATS or applicant tracking system is automated software which is utilized by employers to...

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Resume Embellishment

Resume Embellishment

Is Lying on Resumes Common?

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Avoiding Bad Hires

Avoiding Bad Hires