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EEOC Guidance / Ban the Box Webinar

Posted in Events, News & Events on 03/31/2015

For many employers, checking criminal records has been an integral part of their background screening program.  However, many of those same employers struggle with balancing the need for a criminal search to maintain a safe workplace with following the EEOC Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in…

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…

Why Should I Check My Applicant’s References?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 04/03/2013

We have had clients ask this question.  We’ll hear – “Why should I check out his references?  I interviewed him and he has the skills and qualities I want in my employees.  I don’t need you to check his references.”  This could be a big mistake and cost your company…

Diploma Mills Shut Down

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 11/14/2012

We have always tried to educate our clients on issues that affect their background screening.  One of the long running problems has been diploma mills.  We have some good news – several well known mills have been under scrutiny and have faced sanctions ranging from fines to being completely shut…

Are you happy with your employment screening company?

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 10/16/2012

Are you happy with your employment screening company? Barry Nixon, Executive Director of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc., and recognized industry expert surveyed 325 Human Resources professionals at his booth at the Annual SHRM conference held in Atlanta this past June on their satisfaction with their…

FCRA Notices Update

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 09/26/2012

Recent legislation has transferred the interpreting of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) rules and forms from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  As a result of that, the FCRA notices that must be given to both our clients and their applicants need to…

Screening At The Top

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 09/25/2012

What do the following people have in common? • Former Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson • Former Notre Dame Football Coach George O’Leary • Former Radio Shack CEO David Edmonson • Former Bausch & Lomb Chairman and CEO Ron Zarrella • Former Veritas Software CEO Kenneth Lonchar • Former President of U.S. Olympic Committee Sandra Baldwin • Former…

States and Credit Reports

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 07/24/2012

Several states have enacted limitations / prohibitions on the use of credit reports for employment purposes.  These states do allow them to be used for employment, in general, for management positions, where federal or state law applies, for employees who have fiduciary responsibilities or where a bona fide business need…

Background Checks and Professionalism

Posted in News Articles on 06/20/2012

The background screening industry has taken some knocks in the news lately. The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has released a report called “Broken Records: How Errors by Criminal Background Checking Companies Harm Workers and Businesses.” This study claims that mistakes on criminal records in background screening reports are rampant…

Employment Screening for 2010

Posted in News Articles on 01/06/2010

Good news – most employment indicators are stating that hiring will pick up in 2010.  Is your company ready to hire?  Is your screening program up-to-date? Many companies set up screening programs and then do not review them to make sure they are getting the best background report they can…