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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]

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

When running a background check, it may be surprising what has great impact on the results of your search and what could put you at risk.

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What goes into a Compliant Background Screen?

Background screening compliance is a hot topic as of late – mostly because of the continued momentum for Ban-the-Box legislation as well as high...

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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 applicant, the employer is taking Adverse Action and...

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The Consent Form: Background Screening Compliance Series

Background screening compliance starts with the Consent Form. Ignoring this important requirement can be the difference between hefty federal...

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Background Screening is like a Cheeseburger

I once heard a meteorologist describe our atmosphere like a cheeseburger – the bread, the toppings and the meat. All the various layers play a...

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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 practices.  

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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 in favor of Freeman, Inc. following EEOC...

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Social Media Recruiting & Background Screening: A Warning

Using Social Media, such as LinkedIn to find, recruit and review applicants may seem like a good idea. But, do you know if you are performing...

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