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Making the Right Choice: Building a Screening Policy for Job Candidates

The impact of a company making a wrong hire can potentially cost a business more than three times that employees annual salary, according to research by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Companies should consider the appropriate steps that will safeguard future issues regarding new hires. These include: being transparent with candidates, having concrete sources, […]

Background Screening as a Commitment to Public Safety

Although many employees forgo background screening due to cost, the truth is, the process is only a fraction of the cost of turnover, termination, re-recruiting, re-hiring and re-training. Screening potential employees could provide red flags regarding a history of fraud or theft. Those who perform background checks are subject to strict regulations under the Fair […]

Why Background Checks Are Vital To Business Success

A company is only as good as the people with whom it associates, which is why it becomes necessary to have effective background screening processes in place to weed out candidates who may be detrimental to the organisations interests. Whether or not its fair, the unfortunate truth is that a company will always be held […]

Fewer Job Postings Demanded Background Checks in 2017

Using the databases of more than 700 million current and historical job postings, Burning Glass Technologies looked at the percentage of job postings that required a background check going back to 2012 to determine the likelihood of employers to demand screenings in job postings. Across all occupations, the percentage dropped from 8.7% in 2012 to […]

Devin Patrick Kelley: Failure of a Single Source Database

Several flaws, including the reliance on a single source database, exist within the government’s background screening process. Creating a comprehensive screening that includes more than one source ensures that, when one source fails, another steps in to pick up on important details. These searches should include a National Criminal Database, the National Sex Offender Registry […]

This is How to Spot a Lie on a Resume

The number of respondents who claim to know someone who lied on a resume has increased by 25% since 2011, according to research from Robert Hall’s OfficeTeam. Some red flags for dishonest details on a resume include: 1. Date discrepancies, 2. Lack of degree specification, 3. Short stints at big names, 4. Big jumps, 5. […]

How Employee Background Verification Impacts the Culture of an Organisation

With the anticipation of India as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the need for background verification checks has increased after one individual was found to have falsified his resume. The hiring company has faced an increase in workplace crimes of theft, sexual harassment and other types of concern. One individual, for instance, was found […]

Does the EU’s New Personal Data Regulation Put Your Company at Risk? Quickly Assess Your Liability with These 31 Questions

Set to go into effect on May 25, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could cost global businesses fines of up to 4 percent of annual global revenue or €20 million Euros, whichever is greater. It has been reported that a large portion of executive officers in the United States remain in the dark […]

Who’s Coming Into Your Home? Tampa Bay Area Subcontractor Caught Stealing

A Pasco County, Fla., couple assumed Lutz-based E and W Carpet was checking on who was coming into their home, it wasn’t the case. A one-carat diamond was removed from a ring in her home by the contractor whose criminal history dates back to the 1990s, including traffic incidents, drug charges, battery and grand theft. […]

7 Steps to GDPR for US Companies

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ensures that data subjects have greater control over their personal information, but it creates drastic changes to data privacy for anyone who is in the European Union and for any company that retains EU customer data. With a deadline set for May 2018, United States-based multinational enterprises doing business […]

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