The 3 Questions You Should Ask About Your Background Checking Program

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While the benefits of background screening are usually clear to employers, the practice has been considered by some job seekers, particularly those with less-than-perfect histories, as a barrier to gainful employment, especially in an economy with strong unemployment rates. This has led to what seems to be an increase in litigation surrounding employment background checks, […]


Is the EEOC Forcing You To Change How You Hire?

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With today’s struggling economy and highly competitive job market, employers are being asked to make tough decisions about well-qualified applicants during the hiring process. A pre-employment background check can add much-needed clarity to this process, by verifying an applicant’s stated credentials and revealing important risk factors in the applicant’s history. Essentially, a background check can […]


2014 Initiatives that Impact Transportation Background Screening

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There are a number of new legislative and regulatory changes on the horizon for driver qualifications requirements in 2014. These initiatives are the beginning stages in developing a groundwork for a more robust and comprehensive reporting infrastructure at the state and federal level. Medical Certifications on MVRs By the end of January 2014, all commercial […]

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Stop Making Excuses: Global Screening Is Just Too Important to Neglect

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Despite continued strong unemployment numbers, employers continue to report struggling with talent acquisition. As a result, many are turning to non-traditional sources of talent, like recruiting from abroad. HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, in fact, reveals that 55 percent of employers are actively recruiting candidates with foreign backgrounds. This new talent pool, however, has […]

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3 Ways Background Screening Impacts Candidate Experience

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Despite strong unemployment rates, organizations continue to cite talent acquisition as a core business challenge. It is no mystery, therefore, that improving the candidate experience has become of paramount importance for employers. The repercussions of a poor candidate experience can be extensive and powerful – you could not only be losing your best candidates, but […]