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adverse action

2 min read

What is Adverse Action Under the FCRA?

What happens when a background check on an applicant or employee uncovers something that would negatively impact that person’s employment? Under the...

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united states labor shortages

6 min read

10 Reasons Businesses Are Facing Labor Shortages in the US

In the past year, we’ve seen a rise in businesses struggling to adequately staff their operations. Just walk into any restaurant or store today, and...

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california DOB restrictions

3 min read

California’s New DOB Restrictions: Breaking Down What It Means For Background Checks

If you’re an employer in California, you’ve probably heard the buzz about new background check restrictions involving an applicant’s date of birth....

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2022 background check restrictions

3 min read

New Background Check Restrictions Coming In 2022

Anyone who works in human resources knows laws and regulations surrounding background checks change constantly. Compliance is vital to protect your...

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healthcare background checks

3 min read

Healthcare Background Checks: 2022 Essential Guide

With healthcare staffing more challenging than ever, a speedy hire has never been more critical. During the COVID-19 pandemic, almost one in five...

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MVR reports

2 min read

Why Order An MVR Report As Part Of A Background Check

A motor vehicle report (MVR) looks into a candidate’s driving record and provides information on traffic violations, license suspensions, and more....

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marijuana and background checks

3 min read

How Federal Marijuana Laws Impact Background Checks

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about Congress potentially ending the federal ban on marijuana. A bill – drafted by Chuck Schumer,...

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post-hire background check checklist

4 min read

Post-Hire Background Check Policy Checklist for 2022

Everyone knows background checks are important before hiring a candidate, but many companies conduct what are called post-hire background checks....

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how far do background checks go

3 min read

How Far Do Background Checks Go?

Two major priorities for any employer include keeping business booming and keeping the office culture calm & focused. There’s no way to ever...

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extensive background checks

3 min read

What Is An Extensive Background Check And Do I Need One?

A background check can be any employer’s best bet against disrupting their carefully-assembled team of employees with the wrong hire. It can also be...

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background screening trends

3 min read

Top 5 Employee Background Screening Trends For 2021

2021 has seen the workforce shift quickly into uncharted territory, as many businesses have had to adapt to an environment filled with brand new...

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guide to identity checks

3 min read

A Step By Step Guide To Identity Checks

For many employers, identity checks is a crucial part of the hiring process. Whether it’s to protect company assets, legal liability, workplace...

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consequences of employee failed drug test

3 min read

Consequences Of A Failed Drug Test: Options For Employers

A failed drug test can be a stressful experience for both employers and employees. Substance abuse problems are common in the United States – in...

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financial services background checks

3 min read

Financial Services Background Checks: A Complete Guide for Employers 2021

In financial services, trust is everything. Employees are handling company money and also have access to sensitive information such as social...

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civil court background check

3 min read

Understanding Civil Court Background Check: Why Conduct Them Before Hiring

When making a new hire, a standard background check will typically look into an applicant’s criminal history. This can reveal red flags such as...

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preemployment drug tests

3 min read

Pre-Employment Drug Tests: Everything You Need To Know

Pre-employment drug tests are one of several pre-emptive screenings employers can opt for during the hiring process. Maintaining a drug-free...

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international background checks

3 min read

Your Guide To International Background Checks

Hiring international applicants can connect you to talent on a global scale, enhance the diversity of your workforce, and broaden your company’s...

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how accurate are criminal background checks

2 min read

How Accurate Are Criminal Background Checks?

As the world braces for re-opening, business is ready to pick up everywhere – including the business of actually hiring. For companies looking to...

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KPIs to Measure Background Screenings

3 min read

5 Important KPIs to Measure Background Screenings

A KPI, or Key Performance Indicator, is a metric that’s directly relevant to measuring your business’ performance. By breaking down company-wide...

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common background check mistakes

5 min read

6 Common Background Check Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

The very thought of background check mistakes sends a chill down most HR managers’ spines. An employee screening error could have major consequences,...

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human resources employment screening questions

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Human Resources’ Top Questions About Employment Screening Answered

We often field questions about employment screening from our HR clients, and we want to take this opportunity to answer some of the more common and...

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