Pre-Employ Blog

Changes To The I-9 Form Coming This November…. Is Your Company Prepared?

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 26, 2016

The I-9 Form , Employment Eligibility Verification is a standard industry document for employers throughout the U.S. Used to verify an employee’s identity and employment authorization, this form is required of all employers and their employees by federal law.

The current Form I-9 has been utilized since 2013 to determine identity and eligibility, but a recent announcement from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) noted that revisions are in place.

On August 25, 2016, the USCIS Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved a Revised Form I-9 

Is your company prepared for the upcoming changes?

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Topics: Human Resources, Background Checks, I-9 Compliance, Hiring Compliance, Applicant, Lawsuits

Using a DIY Background Check in the Hiring Process Could Put Your Company at Risk

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 10, 2016

Do-it-yourself (DIY) background checks can appear to be faster and less expensive, but the quick and-easy approach may not serve even a small company’s best interests and could actually put your company at significant risk.

According to an article in Business News Daily, “The vast majority of these DIY websites specifically say they are not to be used as part of the employment screening process because the websites are not compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).” Non-compliance with FCRA guidelines when doing a background check for employment have resulted in multi-million dollar lawsuits against employers.

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Topics: Human Resources, Background Checks, Hiring Compliance, Criminal Record, Applicant, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Stop Paying Background Check Court Fees

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on July 14, 2016

Frustrated with extra fees on every background check invoice? Tired of explaining to the executives why the budget for employee screening is constantly higher than planned? Are you discouraged with lack of communication and/or explanation from your current background check company regarding these fee discrepancies? We understand and want to help eliminate these pains for you!

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Topics: Our Products, Human Resources, Applicant

4 Top Interview Questions

Posted by admin on June 19, 2013

As the economy continues to stabilize, many companies are hiring more employees to handle higher consumer demands. This is positive news for the job market, but in order to recruit the right candidates, employers need to develop solid hiring procedures. Businesses that are well-prepared, have their human resource responsibilities in place, such as employment verification policies, and are ready to take on what the future holds will see the most success.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Interview Process, Applicant

How Applicants Use Third Parties to Get Around Background Checks

Posted by admin on November 30, 2012

When considering an applicant for a job, going over his or her resume can be a bit of a tricky thing. Most HR professionals have come across an applicant who tries to pull the wool over the employer's eyes by falsifying information. However, there's a stark difference between a little mistake and faking an entire employment. The latter being a lie that only a comprehensive background check service could find.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Background Checks, Applicant