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Urban Legends of Background Screening

Urban Legends of Background Screening

The girls looked on, eyes wide in horror as their friend walked to the mirror.

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Employers, Are You Up To Date on Current Background Screening Laws?

Employers, Are You Up To Date on Current Background Screening Laws?

Regulations, Acts and Agencies: Background Screening Glossary Essentials

Regulations, Acts and Agencies: Background Screening Glossary Essentials

Looking for an essential list of background screening terminology that will help keep you compliant?

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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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What is an

What is an "Employment Eligibility" Verification?

Employers use Employment Eligibility Verification to confirm the identity of a new employee and...

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The Employer’s Obligations under the FCRA

The Employer’s Obligations under the FCRA

An employer’s obligations under the FCRA carry many responsibilities from which a business may...

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Dear HR Generalist: We need to talk about your background checks

Dear HR Generalist: We need to talk about your background checks

HR is central to such much of a business' success. Your background checks fit in there too...

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The Employer’s Choice: Screening Your Employees Online

The Employer’s Choice: Screening Your Employees Online

Employers have a choice of who to hire and who not to hire. They also have a choice in how their...

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Background Screening Glossary: Essentials

Background Screening Glossary: Essentials

There is a trick to background screening: know the essentials!

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What is OIG?

What is OIG?

The Office of the Inspector General, or OIG, is essential for healthcare employers.

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Tenant Screening: Taking Adverse Action

Tenant Screening: Taking Adverse Action

When something unfavorable is returned on your tenant’s background report, what do you do?

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What is the Difference between a Background Check and E-Verify?

What is the Difference between a Background Check and E-Verify?

The difference between a background check and E-Verify is based on the purpose of each and...

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Criminal Record Definitions for Background Checks

Criminal Record Definitions for Background Checks

What is a common mistake employers make when using criminal record background checks?

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Colorado eliminates supplement to Form I-9

Colorado eliminates supplement to Form I-9

On August 10, 2016, Colorado employers will have one less requirement when hiring new employees –...

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What is the point of a consent form?

What is the point of a consent form?

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is the point of a consent form?”

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How to Dispute a Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Dispute a Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

When your applicant tells you something is wrong on their background report, what should you do?

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7 Impactful (and Common) Background Screening Oversights

7 Impactful (and Common) Background Screening Oversights

When running a background check, it may be surprising what has great impact on the results of your...

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What goes into a Compliant Background Screen?

What goes into a Compliant Background Screen?

Background screening compliance is a hot topic as of late – mostly because of the continued...

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Adverse Action Letters: Background Screening Compliance Series

Adverse Action Letters: Background Screening Compliance Series

Whenever an employer uses a background check to make a decision that is not in favor of the...

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The Consent Form: Background Screening Compliance Series

The Consent Form: Background Screening Compliance Series

Background screening compliance starts with the Consent Form. Ignoring this important requirement...

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Background Screening is like a Cheeseburger

Background Screening is like a Cheeseburger

I once heard a meteorologist describe our atmosphere like a cheeseburger – the bread, the toppings...

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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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Social Media Recruiting & Background Screening: A Warning

Social Media Recruiting & Background Screening: A Warning

Using Social Media, such as LinkedIn to find, recruit and review applicants may seem like a good...

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The Consent Form: What is the Cost of Non-Compliance?

The Consent Form: What is the Cost of Non-Compliance?

Publix settled for $6.8 Million - is this the cost of one non-compliant sentence in their...

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How To Deal with a Dispute

How To Deal with a Dispute

Your applicant just told you something was incorrect on their report.  Is it true or are they just...

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What is the difference between a SSN Trace & Employment Eligibility?

What is the difference between a SSN Trace & Employment Eligibility?

Remember thinking “How am I going to learn all this?!” when you got your first 600-page text book?...

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Making the Decision: My Candidate Has a Hit

Making the Decision: My Candidate Has a Hit

Blanket policies and Criminal History checkboxes result with more and more employers defending...

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Adverse Action Letters: Is it time to review your policy?

Adverse Action Letters: Is it time to review your policy?

ad-verse ac-tion \ad-'vers 'ak-shən\ verb: In terms of background checks, an action that denies an...

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Why using a professional agency for pre-employment background screening is best practice

Why using a professional agency for pre-employment background screening is best practice

By investigating an applicant’s history during the pre-employment background screening process,...

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