4 Best Practices for Thorough Criminal and Public Record Checks

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Background checks would be simpler if one all-encompassing database housed every piece of relevant information an employer needs to make an informed hiring decision. But, unfortunately, that resource does not exist. Nor is there a standardized checklist an organization can follow to ensure its searches return all the information necessary to fully evaluate a given […]


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 […]


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 […]


How Transportation Companies Can Fortify Compliance with EEOC, FCRA, Federal and State Requirements

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Is your company vulnerable to a class action lawsuit? Unfortunately, for many transportation companies the answer might be “YES”. With the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 approaching, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is stepping up their enforcement efforts and recently filed two new criminal record lawsuits – one in South […]