There is a plethora of companies in today’s background screening industry. A quick Google search of the term “ professional background check company ” generates over 7 million hits! These results range from honest reliable companies to others that will charge anywhere from $20-$50 dollars for an “instant national criminal search”. Their claim is that…

A dictionary definition of ‘streamlining’ is to: “make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods.” Since our expertise only falls within the screening and candidate assessment step of the recruitment process, we did a bit of extra research for advice on the rest of the process. Turns…

From what we’ve seen, almost all of our customers have been there: halfway through the interview process and already cautiously optimistic that they may have found their purple squirrel. Then they get to the “Pre-Employment Background Check” step. It’s always tempting to cut corners, especially with the continued pressure from management to cut costs. But DIY…

You wouldn’t take your kid to an unqualified dentist, would you? A professional background screening company offers accurate results, applicant privacy, fewer mistakes, improved outcomes, compliance knowledge, well-developed solutions, use of best practices Chances are, you’ve considered doing your own screening, your own due diligence, and your own reference checks. If you own or manage…

You’ve got a healthy rental portfolio. You’re happy with your property investments, and you’ve built up some solid equity in your properties. The only problem is, you can’t seem to find or keep the right kind of tenants, and you find yourself scrambling to fill vacancies a lot more often than you’d like. Believe it…

It’s a tough call for any hiring manager: when confronted with a candidate who has a disability, do you ask for a criminal background check as you normally would, or do you waive it, to prevent any appearance of discrimination? The answer may surprise you. Skipping the Check Is Discriminatory The basis of anti-discrimination laws…

Whether we like it or not, the laws related to marijuana are changing. There are already several states that have legalized it’s use to varying degrees, while as many as twelve more will vote on marijuana related legislation this year. As the states that have already legalized marijuana’s use continue to record neutral or positive…

The US is a diverse country, and it becomes more and more of a melting pot every year. Immigrants arrive from all over the world all the time, whether they come as asylum seekers, economic migrants or as international students who ultimately stay. There’s even a visa lottery that brings 50,000 immigrants from dozens of…

Employee background checks are useful to HR departments and business owners, because it helps them to be sure they know who they are hiring. Candidates often dread them, because they are invasive and may dredge up old mistakes that could hurt their future careers. There are rules about when background checks can be conducted and…

In many cases, if a criminal record has been expunged, you will never know that it existed at all. While the rules vary from state to state, unless you are hiring for a government position, a position as a teacher or in a corrections facility, and unless the candidate tells you about their expungement, you…

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