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3 “Need to Knows” on Negligent Hiring

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Most of us have seen the news headlines—numerous cases of workplace violence which could have been prevented with a simple background check that would have revealed an applicant’s dangerous past. In addition to the harm caused to the victim, these incidents often result in multimillion-dollar judgments against the employer for negligent hiring, severely damage the […]

2010 Transportation Industry Regulatory Update

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HireRight’s DAC Trucking Services team works closely with outside agencies and organizations, such as the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), to stay apprised of the latest regulatory activities and legislative changes in the transportation industry. Working with organizations such as these also allows HireRight to serve as an […]

Benchmarking for Screening Success in 2010

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Management teams depend on information to support strategic and tactical decisions that affect their organizations. Increasingly, this information includes the plans and practices of peers. As your organization prepares for 2010, take a tip or two from other employers to see what they have planned for their employment screening program looking forward. A Focus on […]

Have Your Employees Been Naughty or Nice?

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In these highly litigious times, employers are trying to protect their reputation, brand, and organization from risk. While it is difficult enough to recruit and hire qualified candidates, organizations also may face potential liability for retaining employees who are (or reasonably should be) known by the employer to be unfit. If the employee is found […]

Acquisitions: What You Need to Remember

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Whether looking for an increase in revenue, improved profitability, expanded market share or an expansion of new products or services, the acquisition of companies is common practice in today's fast-paced business environment. No matter how strategic or opportunistic the acquisition is intended to be, there are always concerns and potential hidden liabilities—especially concerning personnel. Cultural […]

Going Global: Tips for Checking Backgrounds Outside the U.S.

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When interviewing people who were born in one country, educated in another and have lived all over the world – the task of verifying employment, education and criminal backgrounds may seem so overwhelming that some hiring managers may skip the non-U.S. part of the background check altogether – a practice that is expedient, but inconsistent. […]