What You Need to Know About Background Check Compliance

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Background checks provide a wide realm of information that can be extremely valuable as you make an employment decision about a candidate or employee. Falling under this umbrella may be criminal records, credit reports, work histories, educational backgrounds, social media usage, and more. But, as a responsible and legally compliant employer, you must be diligent Read more »

Background Screening Trends to Watch For

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As your company moves forward, what current trends should be on your radar screen when it comes to employment-related background screening and drug testing? Which issues, tools, and technology do you need to be aware of in order to optimize the effectiveness of your processes and ensure complete confidence in every hire? Consider this food Read more »

How Has Covid-19 Impacted Background Screening Throughout the Hiring Process?

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As you’ve steered your business through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, you most likely have had to adjust your hiring and candidate screening procedures a bit – or maybe it’s been a major pivot as you’ve been forced to downsize upsize or re-skill to meet fluctuating customer demand. Regardless of your company’s circumstances, the pandemic has Read more »

FCRA Litigation Lawsuits at an All-Time High

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Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violation lawsuits are on the rise. This may not seem surprising at first blush, as litigation appears to be increasing in just about every area. However, were you aware that FCRA-related suits hit well over 4,000 in 2019? This compares to fewer than 2,500 in 2014. And FCRA compliance can Read more »

Should You Be Following Up With Your Candidates If They Fail A Drug Screening?

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Picture this: You find what you believe to be the perfect candidate for your open position. They have the right experience and seem to fit in well with your company culture. But, after they undergo a drug screening through your third party background screening company, you get a notification that they failed. So, what do Read more »

Are You Compliant with All Current Background Screening Laws?

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Few companies are able to keep up with every little fact that appears in the news. For business owners, though, staying abreast of new and changing laws and regulations is a key factor in mitigating company risk that said, if your company frequently runs background checks on prospective employees, we have called out some of Read more »