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Nearly 2 in 5 Employers Have Lost a Job Candidate Because of a Poor Experience with Their Background Check Process, Finds New CareerBuilder Study

A recent CareerBuilder survey reported that more than a third of employers have lost a candidate because they had a negative experience with their background check. The national survey included representative samples of 2,369 full-time employees and 3,462 full-time U.S. workers across industries and company sizes in the private sector. Findings revealed that 56% of […]

Another San Francisco Treat: Mayor Lee Signs Salary History Ban

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently signed an ordinance that will make it illegal for employers to inquire about a job applicant’s salary history. This ordinance amends the San Francisco Police and Administrative Codes and covers all individuals, corporations, groups or other organizations, except for independent contractors and current employees applying for positions within their […]


Are resumes always an accurate reflection of a candidate’s education and employment history? It seems not. More than one in five background checks on candidates in Asia identified inaccuracies, according to HireRight, a rate almost three times higher than the global average. But there is some good news: the increasing use of employment checks is […]


Reducing time to hire is the top screening concern of 2017, according to the 2017 EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report. Ensuring a positive candidate experience, improving overall efficiency of screening, verifying information and getting quality information round out the top five concerns in the HR industry. According to the report, some HR professionals surveyed indicated […]

Operators of Online High Schools Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Tens of Thousands of Consumers with Fake Diplomas

Capitol Network Distance Learning Programs and Stepping Stonez Development, LLC, two separate diploma mills, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they falsely claimed to be accredited schools. The defendants are banned from marketing or selling any academic degree or certification programs. They also are prohibited from making misrepresentations about any product […]

New Child Care Background Check Bill Leaves More Questions Than Answers

In an effort to further protect children and ensure that child care consumers are making the most informed decisions about who they hire to care for their children, Assembly member Patty Lopez has authored Assembly Bill 2036 that imposes additional restrictions on businesses providing online childcare job posting services in California. The new law would […]

Indiana Lawmakers Want to Expand Background Checks for Teachers

Although school districts in Indiana are in favor of legislation that would require running background checks for teachers, some are worried about how additional measures would be paid for. The USA Today Network revealed that the state-by-state patchwork of laws and regulations fails to keep teachers with histories of serious misconduct out of classrooms and […]

European Commission Dismisses Privacy Shield Concerns Over Trump Executive Order

An Executive Order signed by the president regarding Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the U.S. directs government agencies to update their privacy policies to exclude those who aren’t citizens of the U.S. or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act. The European Commission confirmed that the Privacy Shield does not […]

Data Sharing with EU Could Change Under New Commerce Secretary

Wilbur Ross, President Donald Trump’s choice for the Secretary of Commerce, has announced that he will uphold the data-sharing agreement with the European Union (EU), but hinted that it might change in the future. His comments came on the same day that an electronic privacy group requested that the next administration strengthen the privacy protections […]

How Criminal Background Checks Affect Teen Convicted Felons

The governor of New York recently issued one of the first pardons in the state for those convicted for non-violent crimes at age 16 or 17. The program is for those who have stayed conviction-free for at least 10 years following their teenage arrest. Often, the individuals face discrimination in job searches and educational applications. […]

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