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The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Background Checks

What is actually included in a pre-employment background check? A pre-employment background check is an essential piece of the hiring process. Most background checks will verify identity, criminal history, education, previous employment, professional licenses and/or certifications. Depending on the position being applied for additional searches may be included like sex offender status, driving record (MVR), […]

Seasonal-Worker-Risk

How Safe Is It To Hire Gig Workers For The Holidays?

What is the gig economy? The gig economy is a segment of the workforce comprised of individuals earning income by providing on-demand work, services or goods. Some examples would be contract, temporary, freelance and seasonal workers. They often utilize a digital platform or website in order to market their services and find clients. This is […]

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Ban The Box – Does It Affect You?

Although the ban-the-box campaign is well-known among hiring professionals, there are many employers who are not familiar with it. As such, any impact it may have on their hiring process may not be fully understood. Having an understanding of what ban the box is, how it came about, and what it means for your hiring […]

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Keep Your Background Check Compliant!

Are you conducting parts of your pre-employment background check in-house and vending parts out to a consumer reporting agency (CRA)?  While it may save you a few dollars, there are associated risks, for example: 1. You may obtain information you cannot legally consider in employment decisions2. You forfeit the protection provided by your CRA on portions of […]

Hurdles In Background Checks – Have We Cleared Them?

As companies continue to compete for good candidates, we thought we would provide some updates on reasons for background check slow-downs. As restrictions have decreased, overall so have many pandemic-related hiring hurdles.  And although some slow-downs may be lingering in certain areas, as a whole we have seen an improvement in background check quality and […]

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2021 Hiring Resolution #1: Resist Bargain-Basement Background Checks!

This past year much has changed in regard to how we operate businesses and manage workforces. Companies were forced to implement unprecedented changes in order to survive. A shift to WFH (Work From Home) was one of the biggest adjustments made by businesses. As a result, better screening of new hires may be more important […]