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CrimeTrack

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 08/19/2014

As an enhancement to your criminal records searches, BackTrack offers CrimeTrack, the most complete proprietary database currently available to the non-law enforcement community.  This multi-state database covers more than 500 million records from all over the United States, with new records being added on a regular basis.  For a minimal…

Drug Testing

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 08/18/2014

According to the US Department of Labor, drug use in the workplace costs employers $81 billion annually.  The SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) states nearly 7 percent of adults employed full time currently use illegal drugs.  For part-time employees, the number of illegal drug users jumps to 9…

Minnesota Ban the Box

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 02/03/2014

Minnesota has joined the ranks of states “Banning the Box” regarding the criminal conviction question effective January 1, 2014. The new law requires private employers to wait until a job applicant has been selected for an interview, or a conditional offer of employment has been extended, before asking a job…

What is a Discrepancy?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 01/29/2014

While processing background check reports, our BackTrack investigators review all information provided by your candidates, including resumes, applications, and release forms.  Our investigators then contact any employers that are included in your standard screening requests. When we receive these responses, we carefully compare them to the information stated by your…

Updates for the New Year

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 01/28/2014

The beginning of a new year is a good time to clear out, clean up, and organize.  Here at BackTrack we would like to take a moment to touch base with our clients to ensure our files are up-to-date. Due to the personal nature of the information we process and…

Applicant Tracking Systems

Posted in News & Events, News Articles, Uncategorized on 12/05/2013

Technology is a driving force in today’s business world.  To provide a “one-stop shop” for screening and hiring, the employment screening process is fast becoming an integral part of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  This process allows employers to attract, recruit, screen, hire and retain top talent in one streamlined…

Screening Current Employees

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 12/03/2013

Conducting a background check during the pre-employment process is invaluable in making a good hiring decision.  Once the candidate is hired and has worked for your company for a period of time, the results of the pre-hire screening report become outdated.  You may no longer have an accurate picture of…

Child Safety Screenings

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 08/07/2013

All parents want their children to be in a safe environment, whether that is at a childcare facility, a school, or at an extra curricular activity.  While the buildings and grounds of the facilities are important considerations, it is crucial that the people interacting with your children be of the…