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Social Security Searches

Posted in News Articles on 10/05/2009

We receive questions from clients on social security searches.  What are they?  How are they done?  What is included?  Where does the information come from? Social security number searches are locator products which help to establish names and addresses, both current and previous, for your applicants.  This is a great…

Temporary Agencies and Background Checks

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Do you hire temporary employees to work for your company?  Does the temporary agency conduct background checks?  If so, what kinds of checks are they running? We conduct background checks for many companies who use temporary employees prior to hiring them into their company.  There have been many instances where…

Are Background Checks Legal?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 09/08/2009

Last month we talked about the various definitions of a background check.  This month we want to touch on the legality of background checks.  We have been asked by clients and applicants – “Are background checks legal?”  The short answer is yes. The long answer depends on who is requesting…

How Did You Do That?

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A common question we get is where do we get our information for the background screening reports we provide to our clients.  There is a large misconception that secret databases and information stockpiles exist and that by simply typing in a person’s name or social security number you’ll get to…

Turnaround Time at BackTrack?

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How long does it take to receive information from a background check? Our turnaround time is less than 24 hours for over 50% of our reports, and less than 48 hours for nearly 80%.  The vast majority of our reports (over 90%) are completed in three business days or less. …

Annual Criminal and Driving Check Program

Posted in News Articles on 08/07/2009

You did a background check on your employees before they started working with your company, and they passed your screening criteria.  You are done, right?  Wrong. Smart employers understand that an annual screening program which includes criminal checks and/or driving records can help save their company from embarrassment or liability…

Employment Screening Vendors and RFP’s

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Does your company use the RFI/RFP process for purchasing goods and services?   This process is a sound procedure when you are comparing apples to apples or buying goods.  However, RFP’s for a background screening vendor rarely make sense. In the past most companies had their Human Resource or Safety Department…

What is a Background Check?

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The phrase “background check” is used by many and seen in the news weekly.  What exactly does the term background check mean?  Ask 10 people and you will probably get 10 different answers. Many people are under the impression that by simply typing a name into an internet search engine…

Education Verifications

Posted in News Articles on 07/06/2009

Does your CEO have the degree that is listed in the company biography? Does your candidate really have the degree he or she states? How will you know just by looking at the resume or application provided? Competition for jobs is fierce these days, and the most common area to…

How Do I Become a Client?

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Becoming a client at BackTrack is quick and easy.  Simply contact our office at 800-991-9694 or click How to Get Started? on the website to find the forms you need. It is a simple three step process: Contact our office.  A member of our sales staff will help you create a…