Tag: credit report

Employment verification takes the padding out of r

When we think of pre-employment screening, employers often think of conducting background checks to turn up any criminal record a job applicant has or running a credit report to see if the potential hire is financially trustworthy. But the pre-employment screening process actually should start with something much simpler —...

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More job applicants performing background checks on themselves

Job applicants conducting background checks on … themselves? According to some industry experts, the latest trend in pre-employment screening is something called the “self background check,” where the prospective employee conducts a background check on themselves just to see what kind of personal and professional information is available in the...

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Is the Use of a Credit Check Always Legal?

More and more employers are choosing to use credit checks on employees as part of their pre-employment screening process. The thought is that looking at a person’s credit report is a pretty good indicator of whether that person is fiscally responsible and, therefore, possesses at least some of the traits...

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What Happens if an Applicant’s Credit Report is Bad?

You really like John. He's been through three interviews, including an all-day one with the board members. Everyone finds him to be the perfect candidate for the VP of Finance position. But when you perform a comprehensive background check on him, you discover that his credit is terrible. In fact, he's been having problems for many years.

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Common Background Screening Mistakes

More and more employers are using background screening to help them find just the right person to fill their vacancies, but how can they be sure their check is giving them exactly what they need? What are some common background check mistakes? First, it's important that employers ensure they're in compliance with federal and state laws...

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The Simple Way to Choose the Background Screening You Need

You know you need to background screen new employees… but how do you decide what kind of background screening someone like Angela in accounting needs versus what Dwight in sales needs?  (Any “Office” fans out there…?) At VerifyProtect, we’ve developed a tool to help you instantly decide which background screening package is right...

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Warning to Job Seekers: Pay Your Bills!

The job market has changed dramatically and that means job seekers have to pay more attention to the way they appear to potential employers than ever before.  They have to dress smarter, have more substantial resumes, be more flexible with employment options and, on top of everything else, keep their...

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What Does a Bad Credit Report Mean?

Employers are increasingly conducting credit checks on potential new hires, but not all of them understand how to interpret the data.  After all, a credit check report doesn’t equate to simply receiving a credit score; in fact, it’s much more comprehensive… and that can make evaluating it complicated. So what does it mean...

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Credit Report Checks Causing California Conundrum

There was a recent article from DailyBreeze.com in Los Angeles that really brought to the forefront the fact that credit report checks are beginning to cause a stir between potential employees and employers. In the story, the author emphasized one woman’s case (which admittedly was a sad situation) where a serious amount of debt...

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