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Deciphering a Background Check: What to Look For

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Aug 13, 2014  |  Share       

A background check involves investigating a person's employment, criminal and financial history. Although most employers typically want to cut to the chase and see a job candidate's criminal and driving record, there are some practical limitations to these searches. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, Cost of a Background Check

How to Save Time and Money when Requesting a Background Check

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Apr 29, 2014  |  Share       

If you are a Human Resources professional getting close to making a hire, property owner looking to sign on reliable tenants, or in any industry that needs to vet applicants, having a fast, easy and affordable way to do a background check is vital.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, student background check, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening, Cost of a Background Check, criminal background check

How to Expedite your Background Screening Turn Around Times

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Apr 08, 2014  |  Share       

Today, it is essential to perform background screening for anyone who will be working with you closely. Whether you hire employees or you accept volunteers, you need to screen everyone that's going to have access to your business or organization in any way.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

Should You Get Background Checks for Volunteers?

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Mar 11, 2014  |  Share       

You probably know that it's wise to run an employment criminal background check for any employee you hire, but what about your volunteers? If you hire volunteers, should you run background checks for them too? The answer is yes.

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Topics: Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

Don't Rely Solely on Criminal Database Searches

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Feb 25, 2014  |  Share       

Oh, the magic of the Internet. No longer do you have to take a chance the employee you just hired might have a criminal background, one that could compromise your business's profits, security, and even safety. Instead, you can rely on a quick search of public records to tell you whether or not a potential employee has a criminal background, right?

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Resident Screening, Job Related Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening

Hiring Red Flags

Posted by Ryan Howard on Wed, Feb 19, 2014  |  Share       

One of the biggest concerns for hiring managers is making the best decisions on potential employees. Here are some big red flags all hiring managers should consider when hiring an employee.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening

ComplianceCloud to Launch This Week!

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

Let us again review the normal hiring process for employees:

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, E-verify, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Employment Background Screening

Screening Rules and Compliance Varies By State

Posted by Ryan Howard on Mon, Jan 13, 2014  |  Share       

 

A staggering 92% of employers require their employees to have employment background checks. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) oversees the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and works to insure certain standards are followed. In addition to the FCRA, each state has the right to insure another layer of protections (so long as they do not conflict federal regulations), which vary from state to state. In any case, when you are conducting employment background checks, you should make sure your actions and interpretations are fair and congruent with both federal and state employment background check laws. The following information addresses some of most common areas in which state legislation can vary across state lines. 

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, Job Related Background Screening

The New VeriFirst ComplianceCloud: Fully automated employee screening

Posted by Ryan Howard on Thu, Jan 09, 2014  |  Share       

 

It’s 2014. A fresh start. A new way of looking at things. Wouldn’t you like to make your life a little… easier?

We are excited to reveal the results of over 300 hours of dedicated work on our Employee Screening process and dashboard with the launch of our ComplianceCloudSM on February 1.  The ComplianceCloudSM automates and expedites the background screening process for employers and employees with a simplified and more centralized interface, making FCRA compliance easier. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what the portal provides for applicant screening from consent to data transfer to applicant notification.

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Topics: Employee Background Screening, compliance, Job Related Background Screening, FCRA Compliance

Taking Chances on People | HR Inspiration from a Cab Ride in Egypt

Posted by Ryan Howard on Tue, Sep 17, 2013  |  Share       

Let me set the stage with a brief story.

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Topics: employee morale, employee relationship management, Job Related Background Screening, Taking Chances on People

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