Tag: VerifyProtect

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”...

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...

When Background Check Results and Your Instincts Dont Match Up

It’s bound to happen at some point in time… your “gut instincts” toward a job candidate tell you he or she is perfect for the position.  However, when the background check comes back, you learn that you’ve been incorrect in your assumptions.   What gives?  How could your “sixth sense”...

Making Taxi Cabs Safer in Santa Monica

Have you ever gotten into a taxi and suddenly wondered, “Is this driver an okay person?”  It’s a strange situation to be in – you need to go somewhere, but you’re suddenly realizing that you’ve gotten into a vehicle with an individual about whom you know nothing.   In Santa...

Be Very Careful When Hiring Background Screening Agencies

Just as no two snowflakes are alike, no background screening agencies are the same.  They all have their own processes and reputations… and that means it’s critical for you as an employer to find the one that’s going to provide you with:   ü  Security ü  Value ü  Speed  ...

What Kind of Background Screening Solutions Do You Need?

You know that you need to conduct background screenings on new (and perhaps current) employees, but which ones do you really need?  Is a pre-employment credit report necessary?  How about a multi-state criminal database check?  Would you feel best knowing that his/her previous place of employment has been verified?  Is...

Drug Testing: It Can’t Be Done with Your Eyes

We’d all like to live in a world that isn’t affected by the use of illegal substances by employees, but that’s just not the reality.  If you’ve ever wondered if drug testing should be undertaken at your facility, check out the sobering facts below. According to the U.S. Department of...

“We Don’t Need Background Screening Here”

“We don’t need background screening at our company.” It’s a commonly-said, perfectly understandable phrase.  After all, background checks require an investment of time and money.  Additionally, some job applicants (especially those in higher-level positions) become ruffled when told they’ll need to pass a background screening as a condition of their employment. Really,...

Employment and Education Verification Made Simpler

You’ve interviewed a couple of “ideal” candidates for your job opening.  But before you “pop the question”, as it were, you have to conduct some background checks.  Namely, you need to address your potential new-hires’ previous employment and/or education history. Sounds easy, right?  Yet it’s not as cut-and-dry as it seems.  First...