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Background Screening and Employment Laws 2020 - 2021

Considering everything that happened in the past year, it would come as no surprise if new background check and employment laws were overlooked. While...

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How 2020 and the Pandemic Affected Background Checks

Since 2012, the VeriFirst Background Screening blog has measured the pulse of the background check community. Our posts have reflected changes in empl...

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Could Vaccination Records Be Part of an Employment Background Check?

With news that two potential COVID-19 vaccines are available soon, employees are asking, "Can my employer force me to take a vaccine?" Many news outle...

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How HR is Handling the COVID Crisis

From the beginning of the pandemic, human resources has had to make valuable, life-changing decisions. With switching in-house operations to remote wo...

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Why Should Employers Give Jobs to Applicants with Criminal Records?

Hundreds of thousands of prisoners are released each year and attempt to reintegrate into society. Not only are they expected to find housing, but the...

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Employee Background Checks Reveal Ghosts From Their Past ðŸ‘»

Hiring managers will often run background checks to uncover a criminal history or other details that might remove an applicant from consideration. Bac...

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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 background checks on your applicants. A background check, pe...

Human Resources Employment Background Screening Hiring and Recruiting

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 employers may even choose to run a quick internet background ...

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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 run a background check and how consent protects both parties.

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