Tag: background check

Employment Verification: What to Expect in 2015

Employment verification is serious business. According to Top Class Actions, a class action suit was recently filed against the craft supplier retailer, Michaels Stores Inc. The suit alleges that the company “neglected to properly inform job applicants that the company regularly performed background checks on potential employees during the application...

What Makes a Good Background Screening Company?

Hiring employees is a big move for any business to make. These are people who you are trusting with a significant responsibility and who pose a potential liability for the business is not properly vetted. Unfortunately, different states have different laws when it comes to employment requirements, and it’s important...

Social Media Background Checks – What You Need To Know

When it comes to hiring new employees, a hiring manager’s mantra should always be, “Better safe than sorry.” After all, bringing a new employee on board requires a leap of faith and a degree of trust you might not even bestow on a friend or neighbor, yet most new hires...

Screening only one facet of avoiding, or catching, a criminal

The headlines on the Jerry Sandusky trial are a clear indication that there needs to be more than background checks in order to protect children from predators. For those not familiar with the case, Sandusky is the former Penn State assistant football coach who is currently facing 52 counts tied...

Clearing up myths about background checks

With the use of background checks increasingly in the news, employees and job seekers across all industries are becoming more wary of what details about their personal and professional histories are being researched, reviewed and used against them during the hiring process. The vast majority of employers use fair, unbiased...

Pa. Dept. of Aging changes to electronic fingerprinting

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will soon begin using an electronic fingerprinting process to screen people applying to work in a long-term care facility or home health care agency, according to a press release by the department. As of June 4, manually submitted background check requests no longer are to...