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The Most Comprehensive Tenant Screening Services

Every tenant has a story but not every tenant is an open book. Comprehensive tenant screen...

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How to Perform a Background Check on a Potential Employee

When you're ready to hire your next (or first!) employee, you're wise to consider running ...

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How Long Does It Take to Get Accurate Employment Background Checks?

When hiring, getting a background check is usually a case of "I need it yesterday." Some e...

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Construction Industry Employee Verification Act Requires E-Verify in Pennsylvania

A heads up for Pennsylvania construction industry employers: the Construction Industry Emp...

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How Employers Can Support The Right to Vote

As election day approaches and some states have begun early voting, many employers have qu...

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Does an Employer Need Applicant Consent Before a Background Check?

The short answer is, "Yes." Read on to learn why an employer needs applicant consent to ru...

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Why An Employee Would Quit Your Company during COVID-19

It's no secret that company culture is important for retaining good employees. The COVID-1...

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The Ultimate Guide to Employment Background Checks

As a leading provider of background checks since 2004, we've heard many of the same questi...

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Workplace Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19

There's no question that your employees are under stress at the moment. With concerns abou...

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Can Employers Run Background Checks on Remote Employees?

As the pandemic continues across the world, employers are choosing to keep their offices c...

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Workforce Eligibility: E-Verify Requirements in every State

In order for job applicants to be able to work in the United States, they must go through ...

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COVID-19 Testing As Part of Employment Background Checks

If you're looking for COVID-19 testing for your employees or prospective job candidates, V...

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Four Best Practices to Increase Diversity Hiring

As more businesses are responding to the Black Lives Matter movement, their customers and ...

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Is Your Business Working with a Real Consumer Reporting Agency?

Employers interested in running background checks on employees and candidates will work wi...

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5 Reasons Why an Updated Resume is Important to Recruiters

Hiring managers and recruiters are faced with looking at hundreds of resumes each day.  Gl...

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How Accurate is Your Tenant's Background Check?

As if the COVID-19 pandemic and rising unemployment doesn't hit hard enough, some renters ...

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How to Protect Employees from Workplace Retaliation

More employees are worried about workplace retaliation due to the COVID-19 and BLM protest...

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Can Employers Consider Protest Arrests on Employment Background Checks?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the world's attention now includes protests in respons...

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How to Attract and Support LGBTQ Employees in the Workplace 🌈

In 2018, the Human Rights Campaign reported that nearly 50% of LGBTQ workers remain in the...

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Denying Employment in the Era of COVID-19

For hiring managers seeking qualified job applicants, it can be especially challenging to ...

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The Reason Background Checks Are Taking Forever🤦‍♂️

Businesses are doing their best to navigate the changing dynamics of employment during the...

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Why Hiring Decisions Require a Human Touch (vs. AI)

While employers and organizations look for quicker, easier ways to hire employees, many ar...

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Employer Considerations for an HR Return to Work Policy

As state economies are reopening as shelter-in-place orders are lifted, employers may have...

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Remote Talent Acquisition Challenges for Recruiters

Acquiring the right talent can be challenging at any time but recruiting during a lockdown...

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Employment Background Screening Challenges During COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses, some organizations are in need of can...

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Positive Messages from the VeriFirst Staff

In this unprecedented time, we're grateful for a positive attitude. It's through this atti...

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Medical Background Checks for Healthcare Employees

With the recent Bob Iger announcement that Disney may begin checking guest temperatures at...

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Background Checks for Transportation and Manufacturing Industries

While some businesses face layoffs during the economic downturn and COVID-19 pandemic, hir...

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How Retailers Hire Quickly During a Pandemic

Mass layoffs, store and restaurant closures have left many hourly workers concerned about ...

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COVID-19 Courthouse Closures and Background Check Impacts

Due to social distancing/quarantine requirements across the country, employment or tenant ...

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Can Employers Trust Remote Workers?

The future of work is remote, according to statistics, and more employers are making accom...

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What are the Risks of Open Hiring?

Last month, retailer The Body Shop announced that they would take a different approach to ...

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What's the Best Employment Background Check Service?

When employers want highly qualified top talent, they seek out the best with those skills....

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States Changing Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Marijuana

With more states legalizing marijuana use for medical and recreational use, employers have...

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When HR Notices Red Flags

Human resources professionals face daily pressure to hire the right personnel, quickly and...

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When to Use Instant Background Checks for Employment Screening

Interviewing potential employees can take up a lot of time as you try to find the right ca...

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Reduce Employee Turnover & Retain Great Employees

Much of the success of your business depends on your brand reputation and your brand reput...

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How HR Affects Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversion and Inclusion (D & I) have been the topic for HR managers for a few years now.  ...

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When Do Criminal Charges Show up on a Background Check?

Hiring managers look to criminal background checks to provide accurate and relevant data f...

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Top Employment Background Check Blogs & Topics

The VeriFirst blog is meant to be an invaluable resource to background screening clients a...

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A Look Ahead at Employment Laws in 2020

Hiring laws and those that pertain to employment background screening are passed fairly re...

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How Long is a Background Check Valid?

Most organizations pre-screen potential candidates during the hiring process. They underst...

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What is an Adverse Action Notice?

As a professional background screening company, we receive numerous questions from clients...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Employment Applicant Consent

When conducting background checks or drug screening, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ...

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Four Ways HR Can Show Gratitude to Employees

Tis the season of gratitude and service and your employees are looking forward to the brea...

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Do You Know if Your Business Hiring is FCRA Compliant?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted so that consumers would have access to th...

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How to Reduce Time and Cost of a Background Check

Performing background checks as an employer or landlord is vital to keeping your business,...

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How to Ease the Fear of Employment Background Checks

"We're very impressed with your skill set and are happy to offer you the job.... pending a...

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Which criminal background search is best for your company?

Criminal searches can be confusing and the true answer to this question for employers is.....

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Can an Employer Run a Background Check after Hiring?

Most employees expect to be screened during the hiring process. It may be a surprise to fi...

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Laws to Limit Landlord Tenant Screening

Employers screening potential applicants face more regulations such as Ban the Box and oth...

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Reduce Time-to-Hire without Putting your Business at Risk

The efficiency of your company hiring process is more important than ever. Candidates go t...

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NAPBS Changes their Name to PBSA

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) last week announced ...

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More States are Banning the Salary History Question. Here's why.

New York, New Jersey and Kansas City employers are banning employers from asking the quest...

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Screening Practices for a Drug-Free Workplace

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Drug-Free Workplace Act requiring employers of...

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VeriFirst Achieves PBSA Background Screening Accreditation

Note: This post has been updated to reflect the new name of the National Association of Pr...

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How Other Companies Recruit and Hire Their Employees

Recruiting new employees doesn't have to be about placing an ad or scouring LinkedIn anymo...

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Speed Up Hiring with a Paperless Process

Feeling swamped by paperwork? As an HR professional, your desk is a bevy of resumes, appli...

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Why Do Background Check Companies Charge Access Fees?

In the age of the internet and free information, a point of frustration for some business ...

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Are Background Checks Required Under the SAFETY Act?

VeriFirst works with many Professional Sports Teams and Stadium managers across the United...

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What Background Checks Look Like in a Multigenerational Workforce

Employers are at an interesting era of creating a multigenerational workforce. Workplaces ...

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How to Use Employee Background Checks Wisely

No matter the size of the business, turnover is costly.  It's estimated that the cost of r...

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Cost of a Background Check: How Much Should You Pay?

Over the past decade, the consumer reporting and background screening industry has seen si...

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Background Checks on First-Time Job Candidates and Recent Grads

Employers hiring recent graduates or first-time job candidates are faced with a different ...

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What are the Best Practices for Running Background Checks on Employees?

Employers look to background checks to protect their business, employees and customers.  A...

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Congress is Considering Federal Ban the Box Rule

Over 33 States and 150 cities have been behind the push to "ban the box" and now Congress ...

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Yes, Even Enterprise Companies Face EEOC Lawsuits

Small businesses aren't the only organizations that may be facing litigation for non-compl...

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How Your Background Check Company Helps with Hiring Decisions

Once the hiring need has been established, a job description and listing is created to det...

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How to Choose the Best Employment Background Check Company

As hiring managers or HR professionals, you're not only tasked with hiring the best and br...

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Stand Out Among Employers with a Positive Candidate Experience

Today's job market has hiring managers concerned about grabbing up the best talent. It's e...

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Create Background Check Packages with VeriFirst

VeriFirst now offers employers more flexibility when creating background check packages. T...

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The Wrong Way to Do FCRA Compliance

American painter and PBS television host, Bob Ross, is quoted as saying, "there are no mis...

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What Keeps Hiring Managers Up at Night?

When the pressure is on to hire top talent and build great teams, hiring managers may ofte...

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What Screens are Included in an Employment Background Check?

Every individual has numerous points of data that can be accessed in a background check. W...

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Spring Cleaning for Your HR Department

The birds are nesting and the allergies are in full swing. Welcome to Spring! If you're fe...

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How Trustworthy is a Credit Report Background Check?

When an employer or landlord runs a credit check on a future tenant or employee, they expe...

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Can a landlord run a background check without permission?

Keeping individual, multi-family or student rental properties safe, clean and rentable is ...

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How Often Are Background Checks Updated?

To individuals and businesses alike, background checks can be a mystery. Where are consume...

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Easy Background Checks for Employers

According to a 2018 study by the Society for Human Resource Management, 73% of human resou...

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Reduce HR Costs and Increase Compliance with Background Check Packages

Employers have discovered that it's more important than ever to run background checks. Unf...

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Your New Hire Failed their Background Check. Now What?

  As hiring managers know, searching for the perfect candidate for a job is quite the task...

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Can You Include Social Media in Background Checks?

We do get asked this question occasionally (and probably should more often). Recruiters an...

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A Small Business Guide to Background Checks

When hiring for small businesses, terms like "flexible" and "wear many hats" are usually i...

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What Happens When an Employee Fails a Drug Test?

Many employers will require a new hire to take a pre-employment drug test. Some employers ...

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The Most Popular and Necessary Background Checks for Volunteers

Non-profits, youth sports, religious educators and other charity organizations that recrui...

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How HR Tech is Changing Hiring and Recruiting

Technology is changing how we do most things, business or otherwise. Sales and marketing h...

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E-Verify is Shutdown: Here's What Employers Can Do

Employers rely on E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of new hires. Employment eligi...

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Hiring Trends and Employment Law in 2019

It's vital for HR managers to understand the changes happening in hiring and employment so...

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Top 10 Background Screening and Hiring Blogs of 2018

  Your views, comments and clicks help to guide the direction of the VeriFirst Background ...

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Do You Need an Electronic Drug Screening Process?

The drug testing process can be a mandatory hassle for human resource professionals. Betwe...

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Running Background Checks on Current Employees

Running a background check on new hires is a common HR practice. Applicants recognize that...

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Free Sample Background Check Policy

Federal and state regulations are changing with practically every class action lawsuit and...

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Employer Petco Hit with FCRA Class Action Settlement for Improper Adverse Action

In November 2018, national retailer of pet supplies, Petco, was ordered to pay 1.2 Million...

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Should Your Company Have a Holiday Party?

The #MeToo movement may be affecting the annual company holiday party tradition, according...

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What Employers Need to Know About Background Checks

Whether it's your first hire or your thousandth, employers should have very clear and thor...

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How to Select a Background Check Package for New Hires

When hiring a new employee, it may be tempting to run every background check available. Th...

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HR Policy for Criminal Background Checks

Creating a background check policy allows your human resources department to be consistent...

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What Employers Should Consider When Hiring for the Seasonal Holidays

It's that magical time of year when retailers across the nation are looking for seasonal e...

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Introducing: Business Search and Corporate Screening

With many thanks to our subscribers and clients, we're excited to bring you the latest com...

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The Masks Applicants Wear to Hide Who They Are

Most people lie on their resume. The typical resume untruths are embellishments or exagger...

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How Background Checks Affect Workplace Culture

Nearly three quarters of employers run background screens on employment applicants. While ...

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HR Policy Updates: How to Include Rolling Background Checks

More companies are choosing to screen their employees, both prior to hire and after they a...

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🚨 Alert: New FCRA Summary of Rights Notice 🚨

It's very important that we continue our mission to educate and inform our clients and rea...

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The Need for a Hiring Decision Matrix

Decision matrices are used by executives for all manner of business decisions that include...

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Timing of an Adverse Action Notice: FCRA Compliance

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers, landlords and "end users of consume...

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Discourage Fraud in the Workplace with Best Practices

Unfortunately, both small-to-medium and enterprise businesses are prone to fraud and the 2...

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In the News: Workplace Harassment and the EEOC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been quite busy this year including last w...

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Can Employers Look at a Job Candidate's Credit Report?

Employers run background checks on employees to keep both their business and their custome...

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Why Do Some Background Checks Take Longer than Others?

Employers and job seekers alike struggle with the time it takes to receive background chec...

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Background Check Resources for Small Businesses

Background checks are important for any size business but may be overlooked by small busin...

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Has Your Driver Had a Background Check?

  Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have been questioned by, and in some cases for...

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Save Money with a Volunteer Background Check Policy

As a non-profit, volunteers are often the face of your organization. Volunteering may appe...

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Compliance Guide to Background Checks Including Forms and Templates

Since the beginning of the VeriFirst blog, the goal has been to provide an educational res...

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Company Policies & Job Descriptions: Important to Applicant Screening

For employers who screen applicants, the process can be overwhelming, time consuming and c...

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How to Withdraw a Job Offer After a Background Check

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) says that individuals have a right to access the back...

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Pre-Employment Screening: Protection from Negligent Hiring Claims

When an employer hires someone to work for them, they are asking that person to be a repre...

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Background Checks Shouldn't Cost Your Company a Fortune...

Background check costs shouldn't be a fortune (but they could save you one!). Consider the...

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Is it time to Review Your Tenant Screening Criteria?

As a property owner or landlord, your goal is to find a tenant who will not only pay on ti...

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How to Hire Your First Employee

When you're hiring your first employee, it may seem overwhelming to consider all that is r...

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Is Your Screening Policy Compliant with Background Check Regulations?

If an employer screens applicants regularly, they should be aware of federal,  state and l...

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Hiring a New Employee? Follow this 5-Step Checklist

If your company is hiring many employees at once or even if you're an HR department of one...

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How Do Background Check Companies Get Information?

Employers and property managers rely on background check companies to provide current and ...

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Important Updates for E-Verify

E-Verify, the online system that employers use to access the US Citizenship and Immigratio...

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How to Tell an Employee They Failed Their Background Check

Whether you're screening an applicant prior to employment or screening a current employee,...

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6 Common Myths about Background Checks

Background checks are necessary for employers who wish to have a clear picture of who they...

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HR Best Practices for Keeping Employee Data Safe

With Europe ramping up data protection compliance under GDPR and Facebook coming under scr...

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Employee Criminal Records: How far back should you look?

In today's world, it's no longer safe to simply rely on a potential employee's resume as a...

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EEOC Guidance Unenforceable in Texas

Considering an applicant with a criminal history can be challenging for employers. With Ba...

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Background Checks When You're an HR Department of One

When your HR department consists of one, you will likely be setting policies and building ...

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Can an Employer Run a Background Check without Permission?

Creating a safe and successful workplace culture is important to employers who run backgro...

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Youth Mistakes that Could Show Up on a Background Check

Ah youth! The time of living life in wild abandon. High school years are the time of gaini...

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What Shows Up on a Criminal Background Check?

Employers run criminal background checks to provide a safe workplace for their staff and c...

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Using LinkedIn to Find the Right Candidate for the Job

The 2018 LinkedIn Workforce Report included incredible statistics on the use of the platfo...

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More Job Applicants Are Failing Drug Tests

As more job applicants are failing pre-employment drug tests than ever before, employers m...

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What’s with all the jargon? Background Check Terms and Definitions

As with any industry, terminology matters. Background check jargon can be challenging but ...

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The History of Employment Background Screening

Background checks reveal information about a person's character, reputation, and experienc...

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Employers, You Can Make the Workplace Safer from Sexual Harassment

Since entering the workforce as a teenager, I've made friends, built lifelong relationship...

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Background Screening and the Legalization of Marijuana

*Note: This post has been updated from its original post date of November 10, 2016. As of ...

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New State Employment Laws for 2018

With the new year, many laws that were passed in the previous year become active. For empl...

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Top 10 Background Check and Hiring Blogs of 2017

With only a few days left of the year, we are looking back to find trends or ideas for pos...

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List of Top Background Check Practices

Background checks are important for employers to avoid claims of negligent hiring, reduce ...

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When Should Employers Consider Criminal History Records?

  Employers depend on accurate criminal history records when making a hiring decision base...

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2017 Background Check Trends: What Employers Need to Know for 2018

Employers and HR professionals have quite the task to keep up with updated state regulatio...

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Is it Time to Rescreen Seasonal Employees?

The holidays are approaching and ecommerce and brick-and-mortar retailers are already hiri...

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Why Periodic Background Screening of Current Employees is Important

When employers screen an applicant and their criminal record is clean, it doesn't necessar...

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How Accurate are Employee Criminal Background Checks?

When background screening a new employee or current employees, accuracy is vital. Not only...

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Court Rules Against Employer in FCRA Compliance Case

  Not only do employers have the task of running their businesses but they must also stay ...

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Ghosting in the Workplace

Have you ever hired the perfect employee for a job posting and they never show up for thei...

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AI-Based Recruiting Helps and Challenges Hiring

Depending on the size of a company, a hiring manager could receive dozens of resumes from ...

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How HR Can Reduce Isolation & Loneliness in the Workplace

A recent Harvard Business Review article stated that over 40% of adults in America feel lo...

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Accurate Background Checks for Employers

When employers run background checks, the primary concern is the safety of their business ...

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What Affects the Cost of a Background Check?

Background checks are more common than ever, not only to employers, but also landlords, bu...

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The Latest HR and Employment Legislation

With nearly 200 pieces of new U.S. legislation introduced that are related to labor and em...

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How to Conduct Compliant Employee Background Checks on New Hires

If your business is hiring new employees, there are certain steps to follow to ensure a sm...

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Slow Hiring Process? Here's Why.

  The company Glassdoor published its recent study about hiring delays earlier this month....

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7 Reasons to Hire an HR Professional

Small businesses may regard the necessity of back office operations as a part time job. Wh...

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How to Spot and Prevent a Workplace Bully

Toxic co-workers can infect a workplace, especially if your co-worker becomes abusive, bel...

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Who is Lying on a Resume? Here's How to Find the Truth.

As if reviewing hundreds of resumes isn't challenging enough, hiring managers also have to...

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Reduce Hiring Bias with Background Checks

  If you were to take a survey of your current employees, would you find that you've hired...

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Background Checks for Sports, Arena & Stadium Operations

When attending a professional sports game, concert, or event, you will likely have to open...

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Can Employers ask about Salary History?

The state of California is considering a bill to ban employers from asking job applicants ...

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Are "At Will" Employers Required to Send Adverse Action Notices?

  Because states handle labor and employment laws differently, there may be some confusion...

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How to Establish a Background Screening Budget for your Business

When it comes to determining a budget for background screening, employers must look within...

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What is the Difference Between State and Federal FCRA Laws?

When employers are using credit reports and other background checks to determine their hir...

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What You Should Know About Pre-Employment Drug Screening

The resume is flawless. The interview went perfectly. The job is yours, depending on the r...

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What is Included in a Background Check for Employment?

When employers are in need of a background check on an applicant, there are a lot of quest...

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Slow Turnaround time for a Background Check? What gives?

When a hiring manager is anxiously waiting results of a background check, it can feel like...

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Awesome Interview? Offer the Job or Conduct the Background Check Next?

After an impressive resume and interview, hiring managers may be ready to offer the job to...

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Is it time to update your corporate background check policy?

Organizations that wish to keep their employees and customers safe, and avoid negligent hi...

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Adverse Action Notice: Common Compliance Questions

When a background check on an applicant and/or current employee or tenant yields negative ...

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How to Identify Resume Fraud and Read what Counts

Employers, hiring managers and human resource professionals have the daunting task of proc...

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How to Obtain Applicant Consent and Authorization to Background Check

Background checks are becoming more common, not only for creditors and landlords, but for ...

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Employer & Landlord Responsibilities via the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) places limits and rules on the usage of consumer repo...

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Hiring and Screening Tips for Small Business

Running a small business means paying close attention to the needs of your customers and y...

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Summer Hiring Heats up for Seasonal Staffing and Volunteers

Spring temperatures mean summer is coming quickly. Summer camps, retail, hospitality, spor...

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Easy and Affordable Background Checks

While it may seem that the terms "easy" and "affordable" don't necessarily fit with "backg...

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Challenges with Employment Verification Services

In recent news, high school journalism students in Kansas researched their new principal a...

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The Complete Human Resources Background Screening Kit

HR professionals and Recruiters: You've asked and we're answering! We've compiled some of ...

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What Recruiters Want to Know about Background Checks

Recruiting and hiring can be quite the challenge in today's market due to changes in regul...

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What is included in a National Criminal Background Search?

From 10+ years experience performing background checks, we know that employers are looking...

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How to Get the Best Background Checks for Small Business

Because small businesses don't hire as many or as regularly as large enterprises, each new...

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What Employers Need to Know: I-9 Forms, E-Verify & Immigration

Currently, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all employees to comple...

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New Acting Chair, LGBTQ Rights: EEOC in the News

The Trump administration is making policy and leadership changes prompting more headlines ...

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How Criminal Background Checks affect Teen Convicted Felons

Last week, NPR shared a story of Eduardo, a 32 year old man who was tried as an adult at a...

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How Can Background Checks Improve your Candidate Experience?

  If you're in recruiting, hiring or human resources, you've probably heard the phrase "ca...

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Recruiting, Hiring and Screening Trends for 2017

Technology and legislation greatly influence changes in human resources and hiring. Employ...

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2016 Round-Up: Most Popular Background Check Blogs

The general consensus in America seems to be that 2016 may not have been a banner year. We...

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7 Easy Steps to Conducting Background Checks on New Hires

Some organizations don't do background checks is because of concerns with time and cost. C...

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Update: What Landlords Need to Know About Screening Tenants

Landlords must follow regulated processes when choosing tenants for their properties. The ...

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Disclosing Criminal Records on Job Applications: What Hiring Managers Should Look For

When selecting the right person to work for an organization, hiring managers must discern ...

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Reduce Corporate Risk with Online Applicant Consent

In the past few months, Lyft, Bank of America and Dish Network were in courtrooms for not ...

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Is it better to have background checked and lost, than to have never checked at all?

It's a great day when a hiring manager feels like they have the perfect candidate for the ...

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Should my business use an Applicant Tracking System?

In today's competitive and digital climate, hiring managers are relying more on the Intern...

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What is a 613 Letter under the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is federal regulation enacted to protect consumer inf...

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Accurate and Compliant: Background Checks Keep Employers out of Courtrooms

We're living in a more litigious society than ever and employers are at risk for violation...

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Blue Apron: Quick Hiring = Police Reports

Some entrepreneurs will tell you that there are no original ideas. In fact, it's a startup...

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The Importance of Auditing your HR Department

Audit. The word may as well be considered a 4-letter word to those in your human resources...

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EEOC: Workplace Retaliation is Not Okay

Let's say you're working for an organization and you frequently notice workplace discrimin...

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10,000 Refugees Placed in the U.S. Seeking Housing and Employment

The New York Times reported last week that 10,000 Syrian refugees have been successfully p...

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Signs and Costs of Hiring the Wrong Person

Recruiting, interviewing, screening and hiring are only part of the process of gaining new...

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