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10 Insider Tips to Hiring the Best Employees

10 Insider Tips to Hiring the Best Employees

Employee turnover costs businesses excessive time, money, and resources. If you want to continue growing a successful organization, it's important to hire the right people for the appropriate positions within your company. Here are 10 insider tips to help with hiring...

10 Background Screening Trends that Will Impact Employers in 2022

10 Background Screening Trends that Will Impact Employers in 2022

As we head into a new year, there are new hiring challenges and demands in the workforce. Going on two years in a global pandemic, onboarding faces different trends that will take place in the background screening process. Remote work has become commonplace, and...

Most Common Misconceptions in the Screening Process

Most Common Misconceptions in the Screening Process

Background screening employees and volunteers is the most effective tool at keeping your workplace safe, yet many companies - even billion dollar behemoths - make major mistakes when implementing background check procedures. In a perfect world this important hiring...

Can Businesses Conduct Background Checks on Independent Contractors?

Can Businesses Conduct Background Checks on Independent Contractors?

Conducting background checks on full-time and part-time employees is standard hiring procedure for millions of employers, but questions still linger over whether businesses can screen independent contractors, freelancers and vendors. Let’s tackle some of the existing...

Can You Dispute a Background Check?

Can You Dispute a Background Check?

It’s critical that you request to view your background check results, because if the information is inaccurate, you can dispute your background check report. Mind blown?? Good. That’s what we were hoping for. We can’t tell you how many times we hear from job...

Five Reasons You Should be Using an PBSA Accredited Background Screening Firm

Tennessee’s Backlog of Expunged Records a Warning

Thousands of Tennesseans are finding out their expunged records were never sealed and are showing up on employment background checks. Here's what do if this happens to you.  Imagine applying for a job, consenting to a background check, and then being shocked to...

Five Reasons You Should be Using an PBSA Accredited Background Screening Firm

Avoid FCRA Trouble with these Social Media Screening Tips

Using social media as a screening tool sometimes seems too good to be true. And, if you don’t follow the law, it can be. This law firm reports that there is “nothing inherently unlawful” about social media snooping. But if, as an employer/boss/hiring...

Five Reasons You Should be Using an PBSA Accredited Background Screening Firm

Volunteer Background Checks: Even Political Campaigns Do Them

The importance of volunteer background checks for people who work with children or who have access to Personally Identifying Information (PII) or money can’t be overstated. Background checks are proven to be the number one tool at preventing crime or workplace...

Five Reasons You Should be Using an PBSA Accredited Background Screening Firm

Update – Airports Beef Up Background Checks on Workers

Many airports are beefing up background checks on workers in response to concerns about potential terror threats at our nations airports. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has just announced that it will re-screen workers every two years to comply...