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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 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....

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How to avoid an FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

As an employer, what can I do to avoid an FCRA class action lawsuit? To start, employers should immediately review their policies and procedures for conducting background checks used for obtaining investigative consumer reports to ensure...

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Easy steps to check a tenant’s background

Checking up on a tenant's past is not that difficult How to Check a Background for a Tenant Verifying a tenant's past is vital for any property owner. The process can certainly help identify potential issues prior to the lease agreement being...

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