The Value of a Background Screening Policy

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It is the responsibility of every organization to provide a safe and secure environment for its employees and extended workforce. One critical step in this process is a written employment screening policy which outlines the organization’s standard background screening procedures. This policy may reside within your corporate security policy or stand alone. If you do […]

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How to Avoid Six Common Errors in Background Screening

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Despite the growing popularity of employment background screening and the technology that has made it an accessible tool, organizations may still make a lot of mistakes in their screening procedures and practices. These errors can leave companies vulnerable to the things they are doing background screening to avoid – negligent hiring, violence, and the presence of sex offenders, terrorists, substance abusers or other types of criminal behavior in the workplace. Here are some of the common mistakes to avoid.

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Mitigating Extended Workforce Risk

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No one has to tell a security professional about the growing importance of background screening. More than 80% of large U.S. organizations now perform some kind of criminal background check on potential new hires, and more and more companies are checking employment history, education, driving records, credit history, sex offender registries, restricted parties lists and […]