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Not All Background Checks Are Created Equal

In our last post we discussed the basics of background checks. Social security traces, criminal records searches, employment/education verifications, MVRs & drug screens are components of a successful background check program. However, it’s even more important to take into account the positions you’re trying to fill when creating your program. You’ll want to think about […]

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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 […]

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Money Down the Drain

Do you know what you’re paying for?  If you’re getting nickel and dimed on your background checks, you should look for unnecessary searches, or if you don’t have that level of detail, just ask your vendor for a billing breakdown. Another thing you can do, is get a package price. However, make sure your vendor […]

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Whale Watching

Are you a small fish in your vendor’s big pond?  We hear it practically every day.  “They wouldn’t listen to me” or “I was transferred to a global call center and got the same scripted responses” or topping the list “Only the really big accounts get their attention.” Whether it’s a question about delays, or […]

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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 […]