Showing Posts In "Background Screening General" Category





What are pre-employment background checks?

Background checks are commonplace before making a hire and can help reduce the mystery in the hiring process for employers, but it’s important to conduct it properly and use the correct services. A comprehensive background check will reveal any convicted felonies and misdemeanors, judgments and records from the FBI, Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration and […]


How to Run Background Checks and Manage Their Results

Those who choose to run their own pre-employment background checks could face legal ramifications, such as lawsuits alleging non-compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). A few considerations employers should make include getting legal advice and checking with insurance; developing a policy; using an FCRA-compliant service that specializes in pre-employment checks; notifying applicants that […]


What are the Differences Between Self-Run and Third-Party Background Checks?

Third-party companies are well-versed in running reliable, legal background checks on employment candidates. Perhaps the most important aspect of using this type of company is the compliance to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations. Running a quick online “people search” is not advisable, as many sites are not FCRA compliant, possibly leading to legal […]


The Body Shop is Cutting Background Checks; Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

The Body Shop has become one of the first retail businesses to begin hiring in a way that completely eliminates human bias. Those who successfully complete an apprenticeship will receive employment opportunities and to be eligible, they must answer yes to three simple questions: Can you legally work in the United States? Can you lift […]


Does Getting Arrested at a Protest Show up on an Employee Background Check?

As a result of country-wide protesting, there have been numerous arrests of individuals for minor offenses such as being out past city-wide curfews and obstructing traffic. Although many of the cases will be thrown out, some will not, and the arrest has the potential to affect that person’s employment for years to come. Elizabeth Mclean, […]


State Launches Online Background Check System for Day Cares, Schools

The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, an agency of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), has launched its Child Abuse/Neglect (CAN) Payment and Verification online portal, which will allow users to request a check of the CAN Registry electronically instead of via paper forms. The online system will help child care providers […]


Serial Embezzler Faces More Prison Time for Scheme at Fourth Different Company

Four separate employers have reported that Tonya Topel, recently sentenced to two years and nine months in federal prison without parole, embezzled from them. The North Kansas City woman pleaded guilty in an embezzlement scheme at SunSource Homes Inc., where she was hired as an office manager and accountant in October 2016. Just a month […]


Pre-Employment Screenings for HR Managers

Although the exact checks an employer may choose to run during a pre-employment screening can vary, HR managers should consider a combination of the following: criminal background checks, employment history verifications, education history verification, reference checks, credit check verification, and driver’s abstract. When completing the screening, professionals should ensure the candidate has the necessary credentials, […]


3 Background Screening Trends You Need to Know Now

We are more than half a year into the massive time-out forced on us by COVID-19. The world is scrambling to define the ‘new normal’ and changes are happening with pre-employment background checking. Organizations worldwide have been focusing on ‘pandemic-proofing’ their employment background checks. Here are a few major background screening trends employers need to […]


Does Getting Arrested at a Protest Show up on an Employee Background Check?

As a result of country-wide protesting, there have been numerous arrests of individuals for minor offenses such as being out past city-wide curfews and obstructing traffic. Although many of the cases will be thrown out, some will not, and the arrest has the potential to affect that person’s employment for years to come. Elizabeth Mclean, […]




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