Adverse Selection: Are You Hiring Criminals?

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Is it important to you that someone by the name of Scott Baker was arrested? It may be of concern if he were your employee. Baker, a nursing assistant employee of a home healthcare firm, attempted to burglarize the residence he was assigned to and stabbed the patient's wife, killing her. His employer was found […]

Background Checks: From 2000 to Today

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Think back to January 2000. Seems like yesterday. And yet it was before 9/11, before the tech wreck, before the corporate scandals of Enron and its kind, Google was barely a noun much less a verb, SOX was something you wore on your feet, and most significant for our purposes, only 70 percent of large […]

How Not to Beat the System

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Academic credentials are a crucial component in influencing hiring decisions in today's corporate environment. This increasing requirement for higher education has brought with it a rising number of fraudulent resumes. In a recent story, USANA Health Sciences Inc. learned just how far some applicants will go to get a job and the consequences a company […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding a Bad Hire

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Small businesses face the same everyday risks of employee violence, fraud and theft that larger organizations must deal with, and these risks can come with significant costs. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that hiring the wrong candidate can cost a small businesses with fewer than 100 employees roughly $190,000. Interviewing a […]

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3 Musts for Global Background Screening Success

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Globalizing your company may lead to future success, however, expanding your global workforce will likely expose you to additional risk. Workplace security can be easily disrupted by just a single bad hire that can cost your company significantly. To maintain the tight controls you have established domestically, it’s critical that your established employment screening standards […]

Common Hiring Mistakes Revealed in Employment Lawsuits

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Many organizations find themselves embroiled in costly employment lawsuits that could have been avoided had the proper background screening program been in place. Recent research of personnel files of plaintiffs compiled by Tiffanny Brosnan, partner at Snell & Wilmer LLP, reveals common tactics used by applicants to hide information from employers during the background check […]