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Performing Background Checks on a Global Basis

Background checks have become a critical part of the recruitment process in many countries. Employers with a global presence often seek to harmonize recruitment policies across different jurisdictions but addressing the various restrictions and regulations around...

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New EEOC Discrimination Guidance for Employees National Origin

While the current government new immigration policies may have some employers confused, every hiring manager should still take cautious steps not to discriminate against foreign nationals. How does discrimination occur based on an employee's national origin? Title VII...

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Wisconsin Public Records Searches

How do I find public records in Wisconsin? Wisconsin Circuit Courts - Find criminal, civil and traffic cases in real-time Nationwide criminal records, sex offender registry and USA Patriot Act search Wisconsin State Law Library - Very helpful links to help you find...

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Wyoming Public Records

Free Government Records Links Find a criminal offender and get notified when released Search Wyoming business names and UCC filings Perform a Nationwide Criminal Records, Sex Offenders and USA Patriot Act Search Wyoming Petitions, Orders and Stipulations State...

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Do you really need criminal background checks?

In a perfect world, there would be no need for criminal background checks Let's not kid one another, there's good people and then, there's bad people. We all watch the news reports about all kinds of violence happening in places of employment, education, childcare and...

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Compliance Guide for FCRA Employment Background Checks

Concerned about being FCRA compliant when screening employment applicants? Let's start by learning the fundamental objective of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). As the name implies, it is all about complying with fairness and accuracy set standards when utilizing...

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Giving ex-convicts a second chance in society

Should you hire an ex-convict? Oftentimes young people make mistakes whether due to socio-economical circumstances, immaturity, lack of adult mentor guidance or simple peer pressure. Sadly, most of them could have done something better if given the chance to prove...

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Background Checks: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

The conundrum of background checks. A delicate balance. Traditionally, the intended purpose of doing background checks has been to verify and/or find information you may not know about someone’s past. Doing so, enables you to become better informed about someone you...

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What you need to know when searching criminal databases

Should I rely on criminal databases? Despite the fact that nationwide criminal databases are often an effective background screening strategy, employers must be aware of the constraints and legal vulnerability related to utilizing them. In the event that the employer...

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Conduct background checks and avoid EEOC penalties

How employers can conduct background checks and avoid EEOC penalties Jacqueline Berrien, the Chair of the EEOC recently clarified the EEOC's position when it comes to employment background checks.  The guidance was not designed to give favorable preference to the...

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