The Myth of the National Criminal Database

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If you’re a fan of movie or TV crime dramas, then you’re probably familiar with that one moment that always seems to happen in these works of fiction—when the lead detective orders a junior officer to “run a background check on the suspect” and, amazingly, a few clicks of the keyboard later, they’ve got everything […]


How a Background Screening Partner Can Help Make Tailored Hiring Assessments a Reality

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Employers are recognizing that the environment in which they’re hiring is rapidly changing. Increased sensitivity to discriminatory practices is leading organizations to look for ways to better protect themselves from individual litigants, class-action lawsuits, and scrutiny from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions (EEOC) and other regulatory bodies. To respond to this shifting environment, many […]


U.S. Employers Report Concerning Gap in Background Screening Foreign Experience of Employees

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As found in HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, employers are continuing to experience struggles with recruiting and hiring qualified employees. To assist with this challenge, many organizations in the United States are looking outside the country’s borders to help them identify new candidates and fill open positions. In fact, 55% of the respondents to […]