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So Many Background Check Providers, So Little Time

There are a lot of background check companies out there. When you start digging into the details it can be confusing. Admittedly, it was a bit for us when we did a recent search of our competition, and this is our industry! Companies trying to decide which provider will be best suited to their needs, […]

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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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Should Your Background Screenings Be “One and Done”?

In an effort to reduce risk in the workplace, some organizations choose to conduct periodic background checks on their workers. This means the pre-employment screening process doesn’t stop at the front door. It continues periodically throughout the term of employment. Organizations that decide to conduct periodic background checks on employees often do so randomly, quarterly […]

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Seasonal Hires – Naughty or Nice?

The holidays are right around the corner and seasonal hiring is increasing. Temporary workers are being brought on board to fulfill the increase in work demand. Unfortunately many places of business fail to perform background checks. Forgoing this step may save some time, but it could end up costing your business. Screening temporary workers is […]

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High Times In Hiring?

As an employer, there are more factors to consider today regarding pre-employment drug testing than there have been in the past. While some companies are still mandated to test applicants, or are content to continue with their current policies, some businesses have decided to modify or forgo substance screening altogether. In order to decide how […]

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SPEED BUMPS IN YOUR BACKGROUNDS?

While our last post was geared towards helping you design role-specific background checks, here we thought we’d share what can create speed bumps for your background check program. Some slow-downs are unavoidable; however, many have work-around solutions that a knowledgeable background check vendor should have on hand. Here are a few explanations for slow turn-around […]