Where background checks matter most

Background screening is arguably one of the most essential steps in human resource management and staff recruitment today. They assist with improving transparency and disclosure, ensuring that informed decisions can be made regarding one of the most important assets of an organisation - its employees....

Pre-Employment Testing: A Helpful Way for Companies To Screen Applicants

What are talent assessments and why do employers use them? Some companies test applicants for employment to determine if the candidate is a good match for their job vacancies. Companies who conduct talent assessments are seeking applicants that match their hiring criteria. Why Companies Use...

What is Included in a Reference Check

Many employers check references as part of the hiring process. A reference check is when an employer contacts a job applicant’s previous employers, schools, colleges, and other sources to learn more about his or her employment history, educational background, and qualifications for a job. What...

What Can Employers Say About Former Employees?

One of the questions I get asked frequently is "What can an employer say about former employees?" Some job seekers presume that companies can only legally release dates of employment, salary, and your job title. However, that's not the case. Can an employer say a former...

What is the FCRA Fair Credit Reporting Act?

When employers conduct a check of your background (including credit, criminal, past employer checks) using a third party, the background check is covered by The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (FCRA). Below, learn more about FCRA, and how it impacts any background checks done...

Is your company’s Background Screening program FCRA Compliant?

Running background checks: 3 legal requirements We all want to know we're hiring the best candidates. That often requires running thorough background checks on applicants. However, that can be a tricky process—and it could cost you in court if you mishandle it and an applicant...

Using Consumer Reports: What Landlords and Property Managers Need to Know!

If you're a landlord, you may use consumer reports to evaluate rental applications - as long as you follow the provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA is designed to protect the privacy of consumer report information and to guarantee that the...

Online Dating: Proceed with Caution

If you’re looking for love via the internet more than likely you have considered the idea of an online dating service. There are numerous dating websites and no doubt you know of someone who has utilized one of these dating services. Possibly they met some...

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