Recruiting candidates for the financial services sector carries a higher level of risk than many other industries, because jobs that offer access to money might attract people who have the wrong intentions. It’s important to ensure before you make an offer that prospective employees are financially stable, to avoid exposing the company to that risk….

Renting out an owned property is a popular way to monetize any real estate investments, and as long as you have good tenants it can be a reliable source of income. Large property management companies typically screen prospective tenants as a matter of course, but smaller and private owners tend to be less formal about…

With one in four Americans now carrying a criminal record according to statistics from the Charles Koch Institute, a full quarter of the country’s eligible workforce may be seeing their opportunities to work and earn a living limited by the results that turn up during a pre-employment check. Since unemployment is at its lowest in…

The New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) provides a statewide criminal history record search (CHRS) for a nominal fee of $95.00. This means anyone can request a background check on an individual or an organization, without having to use the services of a background screening company. It’s worth noting, however, that if you’re…

An estimated 65 million Americans or 25% of working age citizens have some form of criminal record. Statistics show 92% of employers now conduct a criminal background check, at least for some positions, and many would love to be able to run a check on every candidate they consider hiring for a job. While recruiters…

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…

If there’s one aspect of prospective employees that is most likely to make would-be employers think twice, it’s probably the criminal record check. It’s only natural to view people differently when you discover that they have a less than squeaky clean history, to rethink your opinion of that once perfect candidate. However, while you can…

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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