Category Archives: Background Screening

Are Employee Background Checks Worth the Cost?

Certain business types more appropriate for pre-hire background checks Given the wrong prospective employee, the cost for a small business to conduct a background check could pale in comparison to the potential liability.   “Oh, yes, background checks can be … Continue reading

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Background Checks: Critical in a Sluggish Economy

Employee background screening is a proven tool used by many organizations to battle profit-draining high turnover, low productivity, on-the-job substance abuse, employee theft and more. Additionally, checks help mitigate risks such as negligent hiring litigation and workplace violence. But when … Continue reading

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Background Check Precautions For Pre-Employment Screening

Essentials of Background Checking Regardless of the size of your business, pre-employment screening is a necessary hiring practice to avoid lawsuits and costly hiring mistakes. Gone are the days of a simple reference check and a few phone calls to … Continue reading

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Background Checks

Five Keys to Pre-screening Potential Employees Background checks are a critical component in hiring. When it comes to your business, you cannot afford to make a poor hiring decision. In fact, for most businesses, one bad hire can make the … Continue reading

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How Much Can Potential Employers Ask About You?

Everyone knows it’s tough to get a job these days. The task is that much harder if you have any kind of blemish on your past. The use of background checks to screen potential employees has become a billion-dollar business. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reliable Background Screening

Often times, companies do not screen a potential candidate for hire, or obtain flawed information about a candidate. There have been many times in the histories of countless companies when employees have not been drug tested, and are later found … Continue reading

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Social Media Background Checks: What They Really Are

In the past decade and a half, social media has transformed from a futuristic form of communication to one of the basics of human interaction. Email is no longer the sole platform for individuals and even businesses to communicate through. … Continue reading

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Background Checking Apps on Smartphones

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is concerned about six background checking apps that are available on smartphones.  These apps include: Police Records app, Criminal Pages app, Background Checks, Criminal Records Search, Investigate and Locate Anyone, and People Search and Investigator … Continue reading

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Lawsuits Against FCRA Violations

Recently, two former Domino’s Pizza employees filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that Domino’s violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by (1) running background checks on employees without proper authorization; and (2) “systematically” failing to provide employees with copies … Continue reading

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NAPBS 2012 Annual Conference

The NAPBS annual conference has been scheduled for April 15-17 in Nashville, TN. More details regarding the conference can be found at www.napbs.com.

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