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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 […]

Is Your Background Screener Doing the Job? Here’s How to Tell

Choosing and monitoring your background screening vendor is as important – and maybe more so even – than the interview you conduct with candidates. “The worst thing you can do,” says Fred Giles, chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, “is to treat it (your background screening) like a commodity and choose the […]

5 Things to Know About Conducting Background Checks in Texas

Here are five things you need to know about conducting background checks in Texas. 1. Best place to find criminal records in Texas: The county/district courts. 2. Everything is big in Texas (except for the size of its state criminal database): Don’t rely on the Texas Department of Public Safety Computerized Criminal History System (DPS) […]

2013 Employers Background Screening Survey Results

This year’s survey was conducted at the 2013 SHRM Annual Conference held in Chicago in June. We received a total of 376 completed surveys up from 325 last year. The key findings included: Once again, ‘timeliness, cost and accuracy’ were rated as the top three challenges that end users face with background screening in that […]

How Many People Fail Background Checks?

There are no national or official governmental statistics on the number of applicants who fail pre-employment background tests. Some background firms maintain their own numbers, while others publish their annual criminal “hit rates,” showing how many applicants subject to background screening had criminal records or other discrepancies. Background firms obviously benefit by pointing out to […]

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