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Is Your Vendor Putting You at Risk by Violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act?

Vetting a vendor who performs employment screening is important. This is particularly true when entering into a contractual agreement or being part of a buyout where a new company requires you to use their current vendor. Assuming the employment screening vendor is following FCRA regulations can be a mistake. To help protect your company, here […]

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Keep Your Employment Screening Compliant!

Are you conducting parts of your employment screening 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 your […]

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Criminal Records – What’s Fair Game In Texas Hiring?

A periodic review of your hiring policies is never a bad idea, especially when it comes to ensuring compliance with the applicable laws. If your business is just starting up an employment screening program, then being informed about and adhering to the following hiring laws is even more crucial. A couple to be aware of […]

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Shame On You. Social Media Snooping On Job Applicants.

Recruiting new talent can be an arduous and expensive journey to find the best candidate for your company. Having a structured recruiting process in place, even if you’re a small company, can maximize your time, save money and reduce risk. One way to achieve the first two is by incorporating the use of social media. […]

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3 HR Mistakes in Employment Screening

In our experience, there are 3 mistakes HR teams commonly make in criminal record searches: 1) Google the applicant (and God forbid) finding a criminal record outside of the law (FCRA) 2) Searching only local records and missing other areas of residency or work 3) Not doing a criminal check at all! Take a look […]

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Free is Good…But for Employment Screening?

Is it good for you? You’re walking around an HR conference and there’s free promotional swag everywhere.  Ah yes….nice koozies, a branded USB drive, keychains, cool fidget spinners, and if you’re lucky a nifty tote bag with a (hopefully subdued) logo slapped on the side. Vendors love giving these goodies away as long as they […]