What You Should Know About Instant Background Checks

What many employers, and even individuals who want to check up on an individual’s arrest and conviction record fail to understand is that instant background checks rarely, if ever, give you a full or accurate picture of that individual. Remember that these are paid sites that do not have the...

10 Employment Screening Pitfalls to Avoid

Pre-employment background checks are one of the most important tools available to employers in the hiring process. Background checks can provide valuable information that can either reinforce a decision to hire a top candidate, or make you reconsider whether a candidate is the best person for the role. However, if...

Philadelphia’s Ban the Box Law

A recent amendment has extended the provisions of Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” law, requiring businesses with even one employee to exclude certain information about criminal backgrounds from the employment interview process. Ban the Box initiatives are ordinances enacted at the state or local level to restrict information businesses can request...

Hiring Trends for 2016 — What’s on Your Horizon?

A couple of hot articles came out recently that highlight some of the changes and emerging trends for hiring in 2016. The business world, in its entirety, is an exciting place to be right now. Technology has never been more powerful, and it enters the small- and medium-sized business market...

Federal Commercial Driver Safety Background Checks

Many trucking companies are more in need of well-qualified, skilled, and safe drivers than ever especially as driving regulations strengthen across the U.S. With the current truck driver shortage, it is easy to overlook a driver’s background in the hope of getting someone behind the wheel so your company can...

A Hiring Manager’s New Year’s Resolutions for Background Checks

Each year your local business networking group holds a great holiday get-together, and this year’s was no exception. Good food, a spectacular location overlooking the city lights, and a larger-then-usual turnout of managers from local service companies, restaurants, retailers and manufacturers. Everyone seemed optimistic about the coming year – until...

What is Negligent Hiring, and Why Does it Matter?

Hiring someone new to work in your business can be a big step, especially when it means that your business is expanding and you need to bring in more people to work for you. You also may need to hire someone so you can replace a person who is quitting,...

FCRA Compliance & Guidelines For Background Screening

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has guidelines that must be followed in order to perform a background check on a potential employee or applicant. Failure to follow those guidelines can mean big problems for your business. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure the rules are being followed, and...

Ban The Box In 2015

The last time you completed a job application, the question “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” likely appeared somewhere on the document. Like all of the questions on a typical job application, this one is designed to instantly eliminate applicants who don’t meet specific company requirements from the...

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