Criminal Background Check

3 HR Mistakes in Background Checks

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 […]

Cheap background check

Free is Good

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 […]

Slow Background Check

The Race is On!

Is this your background check vendor’s logo?  Some Houston background check vendors take forever to complete a background check, while others give the all-too-suspicious “clear record” almost immediately.  Houston area HR leaders have told us about previously losing a key applicant due to snail-like vendor performance. We’ve also heard stories about the quick turnaround, which […]