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Should There Be A Background Check on Every Local Santa For Hire?

  Chances are you’ve already taken your kiddos for their annual Christmas picture with the local Santa for hire at your nearest mall. And chances are, it went relatively smoothly, save for a queue, maybe some tears, and an unattainable gift wish proclaimed to...

Big Win For Consumer Reporting Agencies in Federal Court

A recent court case ruling highlights a huge win for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) and their clients. At the heart of the case was an examination of pre-adverse action and adverse action procedures. Here’s what the woman stated in her lawsuit: She claimed an...

Winter Break is Coming – Have You Screened Your Interns Yet?

Regardless of what statistics show about the American job market, competition is still tough in top industries like finance, law and other white-collar positions. That’s why internships have become a necessity for college students. These entry-level positions not only...

Colleges Considering Background Checks Get Backlash from Employees

Another argument is brewing on some college campuses that is driving a wedge between faculty and administrators. At least two major universities are implementing background checks for new hires. The California State University policy requires criminal records checks,...

Tenant Background Checks Are on The Rise – What You Need to Know

The housing rental industry is booming. “From 31 percent in 2004, the renter share of all US households climbed to 35 percent in 2012, bringing the total number to 43 million by early 2013,” reports this study from Harvard University. As the rental industry continues...

Turnover Hurts. Background Checks Can Ease Your Pain.

Your business is only as solid as your employees. Without a roster of qualified, hard-working, dependable, trustworthy and positive people, your business is at constant risk of crumbling. This is especially true for American businesses who are under increasing...

Facts and Fears About Reference Checks

Let’s assume you’re a qualified candidate for a new job listing. When you apply, you can expect these three things: An application An interview for qualified candidates Reference checks Obviously, as a background screening company, we’d love to see 100% engagement...