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Top 5 Scariest Job Interview Questions

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Oct 30, 2015  |  Share       

It's the most frightening time of the year. Yards are decorated with ghouls and goblins who'll soon be at your door asking for treats. Or maybe it's the most frightening time of your career search - when job interview questions can scare the wits out of you! Let us dig deeper into some of the creepiest questions that candidates might be asked during their next interview. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, social media and employment, Job Related Background Screening, criminal background check

What to do when an Applicant Background Check reveals a Criminal Record

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Sep 18, 2015  |  Share       

Background Check Reveals Criminal Record

With news stories about Uber failing to catch criminal records during background checks and Ban The Box legislation to give those with criminal backgrounds a better chance at employment, there is yet another important twist in the story. Some candidates are denied employment due to criminal records on their background checks... and the record is not theirs.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Adverse Action Notice, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

Why Background Checks Fail

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Sep 03, 2015  |  Share       

Just last week the Department of Justice settled with a background check company over allegations that it cut corners on background checks. The background checks in question were NSA security leak contractor Edward Snowden and the Navy Yard shooter from the 2013 incident where 12 people died. Running a background check on new employees, especially government employees of certain power, is required. However not all background checks are created equal, as apparent by the above claims. Often a quality inspection of the background check process may be what is needed to verify that the screening is comprehensive and accurate. Below are some of the reasons why background checks fail.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Instant Background Checks, criminal background check, Why Background Checks Fail

Employee Background Checks for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Aug 28, 2015  |  Share       

Hiring practices generally include background checks for criminal records.

While many HR managers are questioning how far back to look when it comes to criminal record checks, hiring managers of drug and alcohol rehab centers often expect to find a criminal record on applicants and employees. In fact, depending on the crime, a criminal history may even be helpful to the job. The screening questions then shift from "Is there a record?" to "Does it matter?"

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

The Pros and Cons of a Quick Background Check

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Jun 24, 2015  |  Share       

Quick Background Checks

We get it. There are many of us with a "fear of commitment". Even if you've been courting an awesome job candidate or are ready to rent to the perfect tenant, sometimes you only want a quick background check instead of committing to a third party background screening company. This is especially true if you know that your awesome job candidate or tenant could be off the market soon. You want to move swiftly. You also want credible data that you can depend on when making a decision on the right people. Is a quick background check a good idea? Let's dig deeper. 

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Topics: Instant Background Checks, Tenant Screening, criminal background check

Should Professional Sports Players Have Background Checks?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jun 11, 2015  |  Share       

Background Checks for Professional Athletes

As a spectator to professional sports, you expect that the person at the concession stand isn't going to steal your credit card number. You rest easy that the stadium security will keep you and your family safe.The reason you expect those things is because the stadium staff has been through a hiring process that included background checks and training. What about the team on the field? Are they held to the same standards?

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Topics: criminal background check, stadium operations, professional sports

Deter Criminals. Do a Background Check.

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Feb 12, 2015  |  Share       

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Background checks are typically used during an employer's hiring process or for property managers screening potential tenants. Generally a criminal screen is included to make sure the applicant or tenant will not be a safety risk to your business, fellow employees or tenants. In some cases, the mere fact that you have a stringent background screening policy will deter criminals. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

Top 10 Background Screening Blogs of 2014

Posted by Ryan Howard on Fri, Dec 12, 2014  |  Share       

The end of the year is sneaking up on us quickly and before we know it, it'll be 2015. Before we bid farewell to the previous 12 months, we thought we'd do a recap of the most popular background screening posts from this year. In David Letterman style, we'll start at number 10. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, Adverse Action Notice, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

Does a Criminal History mean No Hire?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Oct 29, 2014  |  Share       

What happens when someone applies for a job and the background check flags a previous arrest or criminal conviction? Should you automatically decline the application or is there more for you to consider? These can be tough questions, particularly when the applicant is otherwise a great fit for the position or the rental unit. Your answer might depend on what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also known as EEOC, stipulates as fair hiring practices.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, hiring employees, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check

What Employers Need to Know about Ban the Box

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Oct 20, 2014  |  Share       

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There has always been a great deal of discussion about the rights of those who have been to prison and the opportunities afforded them after they are released. In at least the last decade, there has been an uprising known as Ban the Box. As an employer you might not even really know about Ban the Box, what this means for you or why you should be aware of it. Still it is a civil rights exercise which has been gaining strength and support in recent years. According to NELP (National Employment Law Project) as of September 2014, “Thirteen states have embraced statewide Ban the Box fair hiring laws, and a total of thirty states with a local or state Ban the Box fair hiring policy.”

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check, ban the box

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