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Updated resources for compliant background checks

Government and industry know-how publications regarding using background checks for determining employment and rental decisions. Stay up-to-date with changes affecting compliance. Learn from official government and industry resources the do's and don'ts of legally...

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Performing Background Checks on a Global Basis

Performing Background Checks on a Global Basis International 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...

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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 are good people and then, there are bad people. We all watch the news reports about all kinds of violence happening in places of employment,...

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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...

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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...

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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 the information you may not know about someone’s past. Doing so enables you to become better...

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What you need to know when searching criminal databases

Should you rely only on a criminal database search? 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...

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