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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

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, employees, Applicant

4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Posted by admin on June 20, 2013

As many companies look to stabilize in the recovering economy and hire new employees, they should have a strong recruitment plan in place. There are various steps to take to ensure a smooth hiring process, starting with attracting talented candidates and organizing HR logistics. Employment verification, background checks and other necessary aspects are just as important to growing the workforce and HR professionals should have everything lined up and ready to go for a successful recruiting process.

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Topics: HR Compliance, hiring process, hiring, employees, talent

Make Informed Hiring Decisions

Posted by admin on July 25, 2011

Hiring quality employees is one of the toughest and most important challenges a manager faces. Good employees are critical to the success of the organization, while poor employees can be the downfall. The art of hiring is one that eludes many managers who do not have the skills and instincts to select the best employee. The process can leave hiring managers as nervous as the job seekers.

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Topics: Our Products, Human Resources, HR Compliance, employees

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