Insufficient Background Checks and Controls Yield Fraud for Many SMBs

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Many small business owners unknowingly expose their company to a higher risk of employee fraud and theft than large organizations by ignoring common security measures. A recent article by the Wall Street Journal reveals the significant risk that small businesses face when failing to implement security measures such as thorough background checks, auditing, and workplace […]

New Transportation Compliance and Regulatory Developments

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The big news on the regulatory front in the Transportation Industry is the Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA 2010), which is currently in a pilot program and will go into effect nationwide this summer. As an employment screening provider endorsed by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), HireRight works closely with the ATA and the Federal Motor Carrier […]


Adverse Selection: Are You Hiring Criminals?

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Is it important to you that someone by the name of Scott Baker was arrested? It may be of concern if he were your employee. Baker, a nursing assistant employee of a home healthcare firm, attempted to burglarize the residence he was assigned to and stabbed the patient's wife, killing her. His employer was found […]

Background Checks: From 2000 to Today

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Think back to January 2000. Seems like yesterday. And yet it was before 9/11, before the tech wreck, before the corporate scandals of Enron and its kind, Google was barely a noun much less a verb, SOX was something you wore on your feet, and most significant for our purposes, only 70 percent of large […]

How Not to Beat the System

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Academic credentials are a crucial component in influencing hiring decisions in today's corporate environment. This increasing requirement for higher education has brought with it a rising number of fraudulent resumes. In a recent story, USANA Health Sciences Inc. learned just how far some applicants will go to get a job and the consequences a company […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Bad Hire

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Small businesses face the same everyday risks of employee violence, fraud and theft that larger organizations must deal with, and these risks can come with significant costs. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that hiring the wrong candidate can cost a small businesses with fewer than 100 employees roughly $190,000. Interviewing a […]