Showing Posts In "Accredited Background Screening" Category





What Constitutes A Thorough Background Check?

A comprehensive background search begins with address and social security number research. An address and SSN trace can reveal alias names as well as addresses where the applicant has lived, typically over the last 7-10 years. State repository and/or database searches are a valuable supplement to county courthouse searches, allowing for a broader investigation and […]


Are you Paying Attention to What Comes After the Background Check?

Many employers are familiar with requirements around making disclosures to applicants and getting their authorization to do a background check, but employers continue to miss the essential final step of the process. If an employer decided not to hire an applicant based on the content of the background report, the federal FCRA requires that the […]


Employers Are Your Background Screening Consent Forms a Liability?

Before an employer can conduct a background check on a job applicant, it must provide a disclosure to the individual explaining that a background check will be performed. It must also obtain written consent from the individual. In 2015, over 25 class action cases were filed against some of the largest employers in the United […]


Are You Performing Background Checks or Background Investigations? The Difference is Critical to the Success of Your Business

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that theft by employees costs American companies $20 billion to $40 billion a year. Unfortunately, many companies still believe that background screening is an area to cut corners and go cheap. If a company is not performing thorough investigations, they are missing quite a bit of information. Read more


Information Security a Top Priority for Background Screening Firms Due to Recent Data Breaches

Several widespread and well-publicized data breaches have made information security a top priority for background screening firms in todays digital age. As a result, background check firms that deal with Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of consumers must be on constant guard against unwanted data breaches and embarrassing cases of identity theft that can affect millions […]


MITIGATING RISK OF PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION WITH BACKGROUND SCREENING

As an HR professional conducting background screening, you are responsible for keeping the data you collect on applicants and employees secure. Sensitive personal identification information (PIII) such as Social Security numbers, driver license numbers and dates of birth must be protected from being exposed or falling into the wrong hands. Read more


FINDING A BACKGROUND SCREENING COMPANY THAT IS THE BEST FIT FOR YOU

Do you work with a credible and accredited Background Screening Company? By choosing a background screening company that is accredited, will help ensure that you are working with a company that has proven to have implemented best practices in the following areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, researcher and data product standards, verification service […]


ADVERSE ACTION COMPLIANCE

With the growing trend of pre-employment/employment litigation targeting the pre-adverse/adverse action phase of the screening process, it is important to implement and observe a clear adverse action policy to limit your civil liability. Whether your pre-adverse/adverse action process is handled in-house or through your background screening provider (CRA), here are some simple practices to mitigate […]


COMPLIANCE IN BACKGROUND SCREENING: WHAT IS IT, AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

Background screening applies to every industry and every employer, and its in your best interest to make sure youre doing it in accordance with laws and regulations. Read more


CUTTING CORNERS ON BACKGROUND CHECKS COSTING EMPLOYERS MILLIONS

Imagine the effect of having to add a $5 million expense to your HR budget because you decided to save money by choosing an inexpensive, big box background screening vendor. Yet this scenario is becoming an everyday reality for many employers as an alarming number of class action lawsuits are being filed and won by […]




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