Tag: Criminal Background

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...

Match.com Settles Lawsuit by Agreeing to Background Checks

Last week Internet dating site Match.com agreed to conduct background checks on its members in order to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who was raped by a man she met on the dating service website. The man had six previous convictions for sexual offenses. He pleaded “no contest”...

Criminal Record Not Necessarily Grounds for Unemployment

Deciding to use pre-employment screening tactics for all potential hires is one of the wisest moves an employer can make. Employing a reputable company to carry out those background checks is the second wisest move. But there is a third step, one that involves just as much business savvy and...

Match.coms Move Toward Background Checks A Sign of The Times

Online dating opened the door to a whole new world for people hoping to meet Mr. or Miss Right. But now some in the popular industry are realizing they need to more carefully scrutinize who they let in that door. Online dating service Match.com recently announced it would begin conducting...

Background Checks for Massachusetts Door-to-Door Salespeople

It's a new concept in door-to-door selling in Fall River, Massachusetts -- the sales person must now jump through hoops before he or she can knock on someone's door. And one of those hoops is that anyone soliciting through door-to-door mean has to undergo a criminal record background check.