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Know Your Enemy? Cut the People Risk

Human risk specialist, Jenny Reid, says hiring decisions can be made safer by looking behind the job applicants’ mask and knowing your enemy. These days, companies can call on screening companies with the required skills, contacts and equipment to look behind the mask. Specifically trained and technologically enabled researchers will get that job done thoroughly […]

Eight Truths Employers Should Know

Background screening is now a critical task to ensure employers avoid the legal and financial nightmare of hiring employees who are unfit, unqualified, dangerous, or dishonest. However, some employers have misconceptions about background checks. Read more

Texas Colleges & Universities Initiate Dorm Background Checks

Colleges and universities across Texas have been given approval by Governor Rick Perry to dig deeper into students’ backgrounds if they want to live on campus. Campus police at Grayson College say safety is the number one priority, especially for those living on campus. “They’re here 24/7 just like us. So, our primary goal is […]

Mall of America Uses Behavior Profiling

The Mall of America in Minnesota has instituted widespread behavior profiling in the decade since 9/11, says Security Director Doug Reynolds. While many businesses looking to improve security have resorted to traditional cameras and metal detectors, Reynolds attended a training in Israel to study how behavior profiling is used at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International […]

TV Installer Accused of Child Sex Assault in Paterson, N. J.

A man working as a TV installer has been charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year old girl in Paterson, New Jersey. The suspect is 38-year old Arcadio “Junior” Nova, is an independent contractor employed as a DirecTV installer. Prosecutors say the alleged incident occurred on July 3 while Nova was preparing to install the service […]

New Requirements Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for Employment Background Checks

Companies routinely conduct background checks on applicants for employment or current employees being considered for promotion to assist them in selecting the best candidates. As of January 1, 2013, employers required to follow the FCRA must provide new and updated notices to applicants and employees. The recently created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued these […]

More Than Half of Companies in the Top Ten World Economies Have Been Affected By a Bad Hire

A new study from CareerBuilder shows that hiring the wrong person can have serious implications for companies. More than half of employers in each of the ten largest world economies said that a bad hire (someone who turned out not to be a good fit for the job or did not perform it well) has […]

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