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

Vetting a vendor who performs background checks 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 background check vendor is following FCRA regulations can be a mistake. To help protect your company, here […]

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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 […]

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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 a background program, then being informed about and adhering to the following hiring laws is even more crucial. A couple to be aware of are: […]

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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 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 […]

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Free is Good…But for Background Checks?

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 […]