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The Evolving Landscape of Employee Background Verification 2024 and Beyond

Over the past two years, significant trends have emerged pertaining to the background screening industry. First, there has been a surge in the adoption of technology and automation, with 82 percent of HR professionals reporting its use in some aspect of the background verification process. There has been an emergence of deepfakes, hyper-realistic audio and […]

What is Fentanyl?

Typically used to treat patients with severe pain, fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Synthetic opioids are now the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths in the United States. Fentanyl can be prescribed for use as a shot, patch, or […]

Reports of THC Exposure to US Poison Center Increased by 89%

A study that was published in Clinical Toxicology has shown that the number of cases related to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) reported to the US Poison Control Center has increased by 89.1 percent between 2021 and 2022. For the study, researchers investigated the characteristics of exposures to delta-8, delta-9, and delta-10 tetrahydrocannabinol, as well as tetrahydrocannabinol-O acetate, […]

Gaize vs. Marijuana Breathalyzers

Similar to breathalyzer tests for alcohol, marijuana breathalyzer tests have hit the market, but there is one challenge that separates the two: THC doesn’t last very long on the breath. This type of test cannot pick up on impairment, either, so it is often pitched as a “recent use test,” which does not always mean […]

Congressional Committee Approves Defense Bill with Marijuana and Psychedelics Provisions for Military Service Members

A large-scale defense bill has been approved that includes a proposal to prohibit military branches from testing recruits for cannabis. The House Armed Services Committee passed the 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which calls for an update from the Department of Defense (DOD) on the status of its psychedelics clinical trials that are being […]

5 Trends in Construction Worker Background Checks

Those in the construction business understand the importance of background screening candidates to create a safe working environment, but it is important to understand developments in laws and regulations. These five tends are key areas that will lead to significant change in the coming months: increasing regulations on marijuana screening, updates to the Fair Credit […]

Background Screening Training

We have compiled a list of some of the most relevant training programs available for professional background screeners working internally in a Human Resources department or an outsourced background-checking company.

Alliance Background Screening University

Background Check Training

Conducting Effective Background Checks

Federal Background Investigator Training Program

Professional Background Screenings Association (PBSA)

PBSA Global Learning Center

PBSA […]

24 Steps to Starting a Background Check Business Online

There are several steps that can be taken to properly start an online background check business. A few guidelines include understanding the employee screening industry; conducting market research and feasibility studies; deciding which niche to concentrate on; knowing major competitors; knowing the possible threats and challenges; and discussing the best insurance policies with an agent.


The Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA): All the Basics

The Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA) has been signed into law, regulating the use, processing, and treatment of consumers’ personal data. The TDPSA is similar to other laws but does contain a few unique provisions, requiring additional disclosures for companies and entities that sell sensitive or biometric information. The Texas privacy law takes […]

Maximizing Background Checks: Leveraging Address Trace Tools Responsibility

The address tool is a valuable resource for uncovering an individual’s residential history, but recent trends in class action litigation highlight the importance of understanding the rules and regulations of using the tool properly. Misuse or overreliance on address trace data can lead to legal complications due to the potential impact on consumer privacy rights. […]


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