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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 […]

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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 […]

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Clarifying the Different Types of Criminal Background Checks

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Conducting criminal background checks provides many benefits to employers and the public including creating a safer workplace, reducing the risk of negligent hiring lawsuits, reducing employee theft, and more. However, determining which type of criminal background checks to conduct can be challenging. In some cases, employers may unknowingly be exposing themselves to risk by not […]