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90% of Long-term Care Organizations Employ Individuals with Criminal Convictions

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According to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), more than 90 percent of long-term care organizations employ individuals with previous criminal convictions. Employing someone with certain types of criminal convictions can jeopardize a long-term care facility’s ability to process Medicare or Medicaid claims. […]

Study Links Background Checks with Improved Quality of Hire

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A recent study by the Aberdeen Group reveals a compelling link between companies with “best-in-class” background screening programs and improved quality of hire. Organizations with advanced background screening programs often realize the greatest benefit in hiring results. With the increased volume of applicants many employers are faced with today, it has become more important than […]

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Why County Criminal Searches Remain a Must

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Negligent Hiring. Sexual harassment. Workplace Violence. Theft. These are issues that concern you everyday. Companies lose billions of dollars each year hiring candidates with criminal records or deviant behavior traits, which makes performing criminal background checks absolutely essential in the hiring process today. How complicated is it though? In a world where data is becoming […]

Sanctioned Nurses Exploit Background Checking Loopholes

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Health care organizations are unknowingly hiring sanctioned or disciplined nurses with a history of endangering patients, drug theft and abuse as a result of insufficient background checking processes and programs. Nurses with records of misconduct are able to manipulate multi-state licensing programs and continue working across state lines. Programs such as the Nurse Licensure Compact […]

States Place New Limits on Use of Credit Checks in Employment Screening

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As unemployment and other hardships continue to impact applicants’ credit reports, state lawmakers are increasingly scrutinizing the use of credit checks for pre-employment screening purposes. Recently, Illinois became the fourth state to pass a law (WA, OR, and HI have already passed similar legislation) that now restricts the use of credit history as part of […]