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First Advantage 2020 U.S. Report Reveals Emergent Trends

The new research dives into background screening preferences and behaviors cross-referencing customer survey responses with aggregate data from First Advantage’s searches in 2019. Based on the analysis, the report uncovered four emergent trends in U.S. practices, which include improving process efficiencies, optimizing programs with analytic tools, extending workforces with contract labor and planning for marijuana […]


Are You Hiring Charlatans?

A new Checkster study has revealed that 78 percent of applicants who took part in a survey misrepresent themselves and 66 percent of hiring managers are willing to accept these lapses in ethics. Common lies include made-up revelation experiences, false reasons for leaving a job, using a director title when the actual title was a […]


3 Employment Screening Trends to Know Before You Hire in 2020

Employers are encouraged to become familiar with the latest trends before making new hires in 2020. Experts believe that class-action lawsuits that claim violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will continue to rise and could be very costly to employers. Data from Good Jobs First reports that companies have paid out $174 million […]


Salary History Ban State Guide

The “salary history ban” movement has continued to spread at the local, county, and state levels, restricting the use of salary history information and prohibiting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s previous or current salary during the hiring process. This guide provides a high-level snapshot of each such law or ordinance. Read more


Ban the Box & Fair Chance Laws: State Guide

Over the last several years, employers have moved away from considering an individual’s credit history for every position and every employment decision. Some employers still find credit history to be a valuable tool in predicting whether an individual may pose a risk to the company, while other employers may have a legal or regulatory requirement […]


STATE GUIDE Credit Checks: Restricted Use By Employers

Employers must be cognizant of applicable local, county, or state laws that may limit or prohibit their use of credit checks in employment decisions. Over the last several years, employers have moved away from considering an individual’s credit history for every position and every employment decision. However, some employers still find credit history to be […]


Newly Released Background Screening Report Cites Dramatic Shifts in HR Priorities

Global HR Research has announced the release of a critical industry research study curated and managed by HRO Today, which revealed dramatic shifts in HR’s service and technological support needs. The study showed a striking swap in rankings between I-9 Verifications with drug testing. In addition, the tight labor market is believed to have contributed […]


Occupational Fraud, Diploma Mills, Fake Degrees, Fake References & Fake Resumes

Liar! Liar! Are Selection Overclaims Translate into on the Job Transgression? A study referenced in the article “Liar! Liar! (When Stakes are Higher): Understanding How the Overclaiming Technique Can be Used to Detect Faking in Personnel Selection” demonstrates that job applicants who overclaim in the hiring process are more likely to engage in deviant behaviors […]


Essential Considerations for Any Background Screening Programme

One in five companies that perform background checks do not have an official background screening policy, according to Sterling’s UK Background Screening Trends & Practices 2018 Report. The policy helps maintain transparency with both candidates and employees and ensures that all candidates are handled in a consistent manner. Employers should keep the following in mind: […]


Invisible Employees: Is the screening of your third-party labor (BPO) up to the same standards

By: David Robillard, CEO, MultiLatin Background Screening For more than twenty years companies have sought to improve profitability and efficiency through the outsourcing of their non-core processes. Because of their proximity and shared time zones Mexico and other countries in Latin America have become attractive to many US companies for such offshoring or “nearshoring” requirements. […]




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