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Are Background Checks Legal?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 05/07/2008

We frequently get the question from potential clients – Are background checks legal?  A straightforward answer is – Yes, they are.  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) defines how background checks should be conducted and used in the pre-employment screening industry.  The FCRA must be used in conjunction with state…

Background Checks and the Volunteer

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Background checking has exploded in the workplace over the last 10 years.  Companies have some very compelling reason to do background checks on their employees.  One group of people often overlooked on background checks is the volunteer.  Generally an organization is so happy to see a volunteer on their staff,…

Do You Google Your Applicants?

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The Internet has become a wonderful tool in many different ways.  We can find out pretty much anything we want to know from anywhere around the world.  Want to know what the weather is currently like where you are going on vacation?  Look it up on the Internet.  Want to…

Electronic Signatures

Posted in News Articles on 04/03/2008

Applicants can now sign our Release Authorization electronically online by using their mouse to create an actual signature. Clients who do not use our online application can still utilize this service on an as-needed basis if we find we do need a signature for a school or employer. We can…

Can I Afford Background Screening?

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There are some sobering statistics for employers who feel they can’t afford to hire an outside agency to do background screening, or who don’t do background screening on their candidates. An estimated 1 in 5 companies don’t do background checks. Negligent hiring suits are on the rise – these are suits…

Contact Current Employment or Not?

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If a candidate is “hiding”, “shading” or “getting creative” with their resume, they will frequently tell you not to contact a current employer. Candidates are advised that this makes them appear more valuable within an organization. They are advised to check a “no” box even if they are not currently…

BackTrack Partners with myStaffingPro Applicant Tracking System

Posted in News Articles on 03/03/2008

BackTrack has become the only certified integration partner with myStaffingPro®, an applicant tracking system, and we are excited to announce this partnership.  myStaffingPro® is a web based applicant tracking system with a proven record of client and applicant satisfaction.  This simple to use system will work seamlessly with our background screening to provide…

Background Checks and Company Security

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More and more companies and organizations are doing background checks on their job candidates, and even current employees.  The primary reasons for doing background checks is internal security and protection from negligent hiring lawsuits.  Here are some basic tips that can help you. Verify information on resumes.  Some job candidates appear to try…

Most Common Lies on a Resume

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A recent poll of hiring managers found that 57% have caught a lie on a candidate’s application or resume.  Some of the most common lies that were found include an applicant stretching dates to cover up employment gaps, past employment information to include inflation of wages or job title, academic degrees…

BackTrack Billing Questions

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 02/07/2008

Our accounting system is proprietary software we wrote in-house which allows us the flexibility to customize invoices and reports based on our clients’ needs.  BackTrack has the ability to itemize your billing based on location or any other criteria set up by your company. With the multiple sites ordering their…