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The Importance of Compliance in Background Screening


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The Importance of Compliance in Background Screening

By Jonathan Culbertson on May 24, 2022

Why Is FCRA Compliance Important in Employment Background Screening?

As an employer, one of the many reasons you likely ...

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Why PBSA Accreditation Matters


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Why PBSA Accreditation Matters

By Trudiligence

Employers in the United States, according to ...

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‘World’s First’ Marijuana Breathalyzer Nearly Ready


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‘World’s First’ Marijuana Breathalyzer Nearly Ready

The ‘Hound’ breath test utilizes single-use cartridges and could provide a result in 20 minutes.

Cannabis is now legal for adults in 18 states. In 36 states, medical-use ...

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2022 Legislative Update #1: Cannabis Legalization


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2022 Legislative Update #1: Cannabis Legalization

By Doug Boxer
Chief of Policy + Strategic Initiatives, Hound Labs, Inc.

Mar 3, 2022

While nothing is a sure bet when following ...

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How Do you Measure Your Employment Screening Firm’s Quality?


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How Do you Measure Your Employment Screening Firm’s Quality?

By Derek Hinton, President, CRAzoom

The quality of the goods or services you offer to your clients is likely one of your top concerns. And it’s not just the particular widget or service ...

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Top Questions HR Managers Ask About PBSA’s Accreditation Program


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Top Questions HR Managers Ask About PBSA’s Accreditation Program

By Derek Hinton, CEO, CRAZoom and W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) formerly the National Association for Professional ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Background Screening Firms

Popular Drug Test Cheat Devices & How to Combat Them


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Popular Drug Test Cheat Devices & How to Combat Them

By Sarah Davis, NDASA assistant and registered drug test collector

Where there is testing, unfortunately, there is also cheating. We are living in the golden age of products that ...

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A Quick Guide to Help Background Screening Firms Select the Right Insurance Policy to Meet Their Needs


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A Quick Guide to Help Background Screening Firms Select the Right Insurance Policy to Meet Their Needs

Background screening is a highly litigious area of business and having the right insurance coverage in place will not only help you sleep better at night, but also help protect your ...

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The Risk of Negligent Retention: A 12-Month Case Study on Continuous Monitoring


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The Risk of Negligent Retention: A 12-Month Case Study on Continuous Monitoring

Could have known? Should have known. This is the fundamental belief that has elevated negligent retention to top-of-mind for employers and risk managers. When an employee causes a loss or injury ...

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Top 5 Benefits of Selling Oral Fluid as a Background Screener


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Top 5 Benefits of Selling Oral Fluid as a Background Screener

By Bill Current

Here’s the good news: Drug testing is here to stay. 

The movement to legalize marijuana in many states has caused some to question the viability of workplace drug ...

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A Professional Background Checking Company’s Guide to Nanny Background Checks


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A Professional Background Checking Company’s Guide to Nanny Background Checks

By W. Barry Nixon, Founder & COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

Often nanny background checks are overlooked by professional Background Checking firms because they have the mindset that ...

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18 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Marijuana: What CRAs Need to Know


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18 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Marijuana: What CRAs Need to Know

Nick Fishman

Over the past several months, five states — New Jersey, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, and ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Job Seekers


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Find resources to help you with your job search Including employment placement agencies, second-chance job placement, career counseling & coaching, resume and interview preparation...

What Can You Do to Disqualify Yourself from a Background Check?


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What Can You Do to Disqualify Yourself from a Background Check?

By Sachin Aggarwal, Board of Directors Member at PBSA & NASSCOM member

Perhaps you have not given a thought to things that can disqualify in a background check, while ...

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Second-Chance Job Search: Finding Work When You Have a Criminal Past


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Second-Chance Job Search: Finding Work When You Have a Criminal Past

By Cornbread Hustle

Finding a job is a challenge for many of us, even in the best of times. It’s much harder if you have a criminal background.

Take heart: there are still ...

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6 Job Hunting Tips for Ex-Offenders Looking for Employment


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6 Job Hunting Tips for Ex-Offenders Looking for Employment

Hunting for jobs, going to an interview, and actually getting hired is a difficult task for a lot of people and it’s only made worse if you’re an ex-offender. Here are some tips to ...

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Self-Background Checks: Conducting a Background Check on Yourself


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Self-Background Checks: Conducting a Background Check on Yourself

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

Employers conduct background checks as a necessary step in their hiring process.  Do you know what information is being reported about ...

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What Every Job Seeker Should Know About Social Media Background Checks


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What Every Job Seeker Should Know About Social Media Background Checks

Are you looking for a new job? In this internet age, social media background checks have become a vital part of the screening process by employers. Accordingly, it is important that you understand ...

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Is Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary History Okay in Your State?


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Is Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary History Okay in Your State?

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

Historically, one of the questions a prospective employee typically would get asked in a job interview is regarding their current or past ...

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