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3 Ways To Spot Dishonest Candidates

Posted by on October 16, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
According to recent statistics, about 53% of resumes and job applications contain falsifications. When applicants apply for a job, employment history can be one of the most important factors to human resource professionals. With the current competitive landscape of the job market, it’s common for candidates to embellish their accomplishments or outright lie on their resume regarding work or academic history. So how can employers separate the truth from the lies? Read on to learn 3Read More
Fingerprint Background Checks
A Florida State Representative is calling upon Congress to draft legislation that would expand the process for screening hosts and host families for foreign exchange students. The representative wants the government to start FBI fingerprint background checks on all potential hosts. Democratic representative Daisy Baez is seeking more in depth background screenings due to a recent incident in Florida. The incident began when a Florida man named Dale Leary and his wife applied to hostRead More
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Next Steps After a New Hire Fails a Background Check

Posted by on September 25, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
Searching for candidates to fill crucial positions at a company can be very stressful and time consuming. Hiring managers must comb through possibly hundreds of resumes, making calls and conducting interviews to find the right person for the job. So what happens when you find the perfect candidate but then they fail a background check? Let’s dive into a step-by-step process that all hiring managers should follow. Confirmation So you found the perfect candidate. ThisRead More

Importance of FCRA Compliance

Posted by on September 6, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
As an employer, the success of your business can boil down to hiring the right employees for your company. However, mitigating risks and liability doesn’t just involve conducting background checks on potential employees. The process of conducting background checks itself can also bring risk depending on how closely an employer follows the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) guidelines and regulations. Increase in Violation Claims Under the FCRA There has been an increase in claims underRead More
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Can Employers Do Credit Checks?

Posted by on August 29, 2017
Category: Uncategorized
In today’s world of background checks, drug tests and all kinds of verifications for employment it can be difficult to figure out where the line is drawn. It is important for employers to know who they are hiring but we are all entitled to a little privacy. We are debunking one of the greatest employer myths today and please leave any additional questions about employer checks in the comments below and we will be sureRead More