So you heard that employee screening is necessary, and you thought you’d do background checks on potential hires by pulling their credit report and looking at their financial history. You probably think it’s a harmless way to get peace of mind. If you do, you’re wrong. In fact, according to The Consumer Credit Reporting Reform…

An employee background check is more important today than ever before, when you’re recruiting talented workers. In fact, one could argue that they are an essential part of the hiring process. While we’d all like to take candidates at face value and give them the benefit of the doubt like we did in the good…

Landlords are busy people. We understand that when you receive a negative reference for a tenant, the automatic reaction is to quickly cross them off your list and move on. However, while we are certainly in favor of your using the information you receive from a background check, here are also a few words of…

It’s every landlord’s deepest, darkest fear. Discovering that instead of a lovely family with a dog, their new tenant is the leader of a biker gang with a basement moonshine business! There’s no doubt that you want to get those types of delinquent tenants out as quickly as possible, but it may not be as…

There are more public private partnerships these days than ever before. Civilian contractors are being appointed to work in prisons, on military bases and in government buildings. They’re constructing new buildings, renovating old ones and providing services ranging from catering to information technology, and everything in between. While that’s great for business, it does demand…

With so many more people out there, applying for jobs, moving across states and even emigrating to and from other countries, it’s become more and more common for employees and prospective employees to be hiding shady histories. Sometimes, they’re simply embarrassed about something they did in the past, but sometimes, those prospective employees may even…

In the U.S., perhaps more than most western countries, we have a lot of respect for veterans of the military. Whether they served in World War II, Vietnam, Korea or one of the middle east wars, military service is a definite badge of honor, and garners instant respect. While that’s a good thing, it can…

The Difference between an International and Domestic Background Check The news is everywhere about how both Domestic and International organizations have a desire to eliminate potential problematic candidates who can infringe on the security of the workplace, and of their clients. With the current ‘ban the box’ legislation being passed throughout the United States and…

Ban The Box and Its Effect on your Business and your Hiring Process Eliminate. Weed out. Reduce the risk, and increase the return on investment of each new hire. This has long been the mantra of the human resource department, where quality is emphasized over quantity.  The “have you ever been convicted” check box found…

Drug Testing Index™ Show Increases in Positive Results The Drug Testing Index, an industry standard, examines positivity rates to provide a comprehensive analysis of workplace drug-use trends among three major testing populations: Federally mandated, safety-sensitive workers General workforce Combined U.S. workforce Cocaine Positives Spike 33% After New Government Rule for Safety-Sensitive Workers Amphetamines Positives Jump…

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