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On-Demand Services: Please – Slow, No Passing

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When it comes to background checks, taking shortcuts can be hazardous Hiring companies frequently ask background check companies why background checks can take days. “Why can’t you just hit a few keys on a computer, like they do on TV shows,” they wonder. The answer comes in two parts. The first is that making it […]

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New Regulations Impacting Employment Screening in New York

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  New York City (NYC) has passed two new regulations in recent months that place additional responsibilities on employers conducting employment background checks. These laws are now coming into effect and employers should be prepared to comply with both: Limits to the use of credit checks We had previously discussed Bill 261-A, which limits the […]

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Don’t Give Non-College Grads the Third Degree

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Yep, there they are, right after the section about your name and where you live – the questions on the job application that many candidates over the years have dreaded seeing: – “What is the name and location of the college you attended?” – “How many years did you attend?” – “What was your major? What degree did […]

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Background Screening Impressions at SHRM

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I had the pleasure of attending the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Annual Conference in Las Vegas last week and met lots of exciting, interesting and passionate HR practitioners from all over the United States and around the world. After attending several sessions and speaking with numerous people, here are some of my top […]