Criminal Records Searches a Key Step in the Driver Screening Process

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) require a number of employment-related background checks and safeguards from the transportation industry, but—with the exception of a few situations such as HazMat and port access—federal laws do not require criminal records searches on drivers. Given the cost of fulfilling basic background screening requirements, […]

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Tips for Identifying the Ideal College Recruit

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost half of the current working population over the age of 25 will be of retirement age within the next two decades. In many cases, this rapidly aging workforce has made it mandatory for businesses to adapt their recruiting techniques to focus more heavily on college graduates. Running […]


Developing a Privacy Program for Background Screening

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With the mosaic of overlapping federal and state regulations covering background screening and consumer information, maintaining compliance has become a significant challenge. The growing concerns about data privacy and security, new legislation and the continuing surge in compliance initiatives show no signs of abating. Recent legislation has made it even more important for organizations to […]

8 Steps to Global Background Screening Success

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One of the biggest trends in both Human Resources and Security surrounds the need for consistency of employment background screening not only domestically, but internationally as well. With managers at US headquarters being tasked with this initiative, demand for consistent and comprehensive global verifications is becoming more pervasive. However, many companies remain uncertain about program structure […]