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How long should you keep employment records?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 05/01/2010

Clients have asked us how long do they need to keep the background screening reports that we supply to them.  According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Section 618, the statute of limitations states that employees may bring a claim not later than the earlier of: (1) two years…

Accreditation Update

Posted in News Articles on 04/01/2010

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) officially rolled out its accreditation program at the annual convention held in San Antonio in March.  NAPBS®, a trade organization for those in the background screening industry, is working to create and maintain standards for the background screening industry to ensure compliance…

Social Networks and Background Screening

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Social networking has exploded over the past several years.  FaceBook®, Twitter®, LinkedIn® and other sites allow your current and potential employees to create and maintain a web presence.  Type social networking and employment screening into a search engine and look at the hundreds of thousands of hits related to this…

Online Retrieval

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Do you want to know the status of your background screening reports as soon as information is reported no matter the time of day or day of the week?  Most of our clients do.  How do they stay informed?  By taking advantage of our online retrieval site. Our online retrieval…

2010 NAPBS Conference

Posted in News Articles on 03/05/2010

The annual National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) conference will be held in San Antonio this year on March 7ththrough the 9th.  We will be attending and looking for new products and ideas to help our clients with their background screening needs.  Stay tuned for more information over the…

Passwords and Company Security

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Employee data breaches are becoming more and more common for companies.  News stories about data breaches appear with alarming regularity. Sometimes it is the missing laptop that was stolen from someone’s car/home/apartment, sometimes it is the data tape that was being transported for storage and was “misplaced,” and sometimes it…

Background Check Policy

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Background Check Policy We have been asked by clients to help them create a background check policy for their company.  While we are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice to our clients, we can point them into the right direction and provide some questions to help create a background…

Who Is Doing My Background Check?

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Who is doing my background checks?  What are their qualifications?  What is their experience level?  These are important questions that your background screening company should be able to answer. We are founding members of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®), attend their monthly webinars, annual conferences and stay…