These days, running a background check on a candidate during the recruiting process is common practice. Most employers know they need to get consent in a stand alone form and provide the results of the check to the candidate in some cases (for more information on this see the EEOC’s website: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employers.cfm) But what about…

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…

The right people can make all the difference to your company’s success, but the wrong ones could literally sink it. Great people make great companies. Or as Sir Richard Branson so often says, “teamwork makes the dream work.” However, while the right people can make all the difference to your company’s success, the wrong ones…

Jobs have gotten a lot more specific these days. Roles are far more complex, and there’s a good chance that at least one of the positions you will need to fill will combine a weird mish mash of skills, some of which may be scarce. After all, there’s no longer room for one trick ponies…

If you’re not doing everything possible to perform identity verification on all your employees, you are leaving yourself open for unimaginable financial, organizational, and even legal damage. Consider, for one moment, that the average teenager in America probably knows someone who can get them a fake ID that could get them into a club. Now…

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…

At one time, negligence was a claim rarely heard outside of the medical profession, and while malpractice suits against individual doctors did happen, their employers were rarely dragged into the battle. Fast forward a few decades, and we live in an increasingly litigious society, where people and organizations can and will sue anyone for just…

If you’re wondering whether you can implement pre-hiring or general workplace drug testing, then you’ve probably realized it’s not all that simple. In fact, while there are some federal laws that do apply to workplace drug and alcohol testing, most of them are state specific, and they often change. That means that there’s no simple…

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