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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, employees, Applicant, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Hurricane Matthew... Strongest Storm In A Decade!

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on October 07, 2016

Courthouses, Employers and Educational institutions are being evacuated as we type. 
Information from Florida, Georgia as well as other Southeastern states may experience delays.

We will contunue to update you as more information becomes available.

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Topics: Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Background Checks, Florida, fema

5 Risk-Reducing Tips for Healthcare Background Screening

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on September 06, 2016

Healthcare providers need to meet several federal and state compliance requirements in order to reduce legal risks, fraud and the protect their patients and their information.

Recruiting and hiring the right healthcare employee can add different levels of risk to your company. Performing a comprehensive background check and verifying licenses on all candidates, employees, volunteers, and contractors can be an effective way to reveal potential risks or concerns that ultimately affect your company.

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Topics: Background Checks, hiring compliance, criminal record, Lawsuit, FTC, FCRA, Healthcare, education verification, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Employer Beware!... 3 Reasons Not To Conduct Pre-offer Background Checks

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on August 23, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. While some employers might think that it’s a good idea to request a background check for every candidate that submits a job application, it’s really not to the employer’s advantage.

Consider these 3 factors when conducting background checks on your potential candidates. 

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Topics: Background Checks, EEOC, hiring compliance, interview process, criminal record, Age Discrimination, Lawsuit, Disclosure & Authorization Form, Adverse Action

Louisiana state government offices shut down due to the severe flooding.

Posted by Stacy Prewitt on August 15, 2016

Due to the extreme flooding situation throughout parts of Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state government offices will be closed Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

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Topics: Louisiana, Mississippi, Background Checks, criminal record

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