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Do Organizations Rely on Background Checks Too Much?

Running a comprehensive background check ensures that employers verifies who the candidate says he or she is, but for a small portion of cases, gaps in the system, abuse, and poor oversight are present. The truth is, passing a background investigation is not a guarantee that the employee is law-abiding, psychologically sound, or who he […]

It’s Time to Tell the Truth About Background Check Turnaround Times

In the ‘90s, those in the background screening industry would quote three to five days as turnaround time (TAT). InfoMart became known for its first-to-market innovations, adding systems that leveraged shareware and using automation to significantly speed up TAT. With the addition of email, internet and back-office platforms, the industry-standard was a 3-day average turnaround […]

Background Checks Raise Concerns Among Faculty

Syracuse University Provost Michele Wheatly announced that new faculty members will be required to undergo criminal background checks starting January 1, 2020. Few details were revealed about what the background checks will involve, such as cost and timeframe, which has become a cause for concern among faculty members. The checks will, however, involve a review […]

3 Employment Screening Trends to Know Before You Hire in 2019

2019 will see employers using three major trends in employment screening: social media checks, continuous monitoring and hiring people with criminal records. More and more background screening companies are offering online and social media searches as part of their suite of products, but it is important for employers to consider Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) […]

Teacher Charged With Attempted Murder Passed Criminal Background and Reference Check, Records Show

Andres Rodriguez, who
is accused of shooting a man seven times following a traffic dispute in Tinley Park last year, beat out five candidates for
a sixth-grade English Language Arts teaching job in August, despite his pending
criminal charges and recent dismissal by nearby Cicero School District 99 over
them, records show.

Lyons officials have
said they were unaware of Rodriguez’s situation […]

Man Accused of Exploiting 12 Children at N. Charleston Church Had 2008 Conviction for Assaulting Ohio Child

Jacob Hazlett, the
former North Charleston church volunteer who was charged with five additional
sexual exploitation counts was prosecuted when he was 18 years old for an
attempted assault 11 years ago in Ohio. Hazlett agreed to plead guilty to the
charge of attempted felony assault, court documents state.

Hazlett, now 28, faces
five new counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct […]

Dealership Controller Embezzles $1.1 Million

Vanessa Vence-Small, of New Windsor, N.Y., pleaded guilty to wire fraud and was sentenced Nov. 28 in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn., to 30 months in prison. Prosecutors alleged that Vence-Small enriched herself “by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.” In addition to prison, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey […]

How Employee Background Verification Impacts the Culture of an Organisation

With the anticipation of India as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the need for background verification checks has increased after one individual was found to have falsified his resume. The hiring company has faced an increase in workplace crimes of theft, sexual harassment and other types of concern. One individual, for instance, was found […]

Joint Press Statement from Secretary Ross and Commissioner Jourova on the Privacy Shield Review

Officials from across the United States government, the European Commission and the European Union (EU) data protection authorities recently met to conduct the first annual review of the EU-U.S Privacy Shield framework. The review examined commercial and national security-related matters, as well as broader U.S. legal developments. Since its establishment in 2016, more than 2,400 […]

As Privacy Shield Interest Increases, Organizations Await Review Results

The first annual review of the Privacy Shield framework was held this month. A marked increase in organizations saying they are already using or intend to use the Privacy Shield framework has been noted. The review revealed a 10% increase, up from just 34%, saying they will transfer personal data from the European Union (EU) […]


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