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Big Projects? No Problem!

Posted in News Articles on 09/01/2010

Is your company acquiring another one?  Do you have background checks on all of your current employees?  Do you have employees who need to go onsite to a client company?  Do you need to re-run the driving records for your fleet of drivers?  Have you implemented a drug free workplace…

Quality Background Checks

Posted in News Articles on 06/01/2010

Quality is a very important component in a background check.  Knowing that the company who is performing the background checks prides itself on the quality of its work should be important to your company. We have extensive policies and procedures in place that are enforced to ensure the quality and…

Background Check Policy

Posted in News Articles on 02/16/2010

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…

Background Checks and the Volunteer

Posted in News Articles on 01/06/2010

Background checking has exploded in the workplace over the last decade.  Companies have some very compelling reasons to do background checks on their employees; however, 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,…

Legal Obligations and Background Checks

Posted in News Articles on 12/04/2009

If my company does background checks, what are my legal obligations?  This is a question we get from clients all the time.  The best answer to this question is to consult with your company’s legal department; however, this article will provide an overview of the basic steps that should be…

Temporary Agencies and Background Checks

Posted in News Articles on 10/05/2009

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…

What is a Background Check?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 08/07/2009

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…

How Do I Order a Background Check?

Posted in Frequently Asked Questions on 10/06/2008

How may I order a background check on my applicants?  How hard it this to do? At BackTrack, we have the capability to receive reports four ways: using our online application; integration with various applicant tracking systems (ATS); via fax; or via email. BackTrack has created an online application that…