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New Business Relationship? Don’t forget a Background Investigation

As you’re establishing a new business, your hands are probably full with all the activity that’s involved with getting it off the ground. But here’s another thing you should seriously consider: conducting a background check on the individuals who are part of your new venture. Not just your potential employees, but also the vendors with whom you work and other companies and individuals representing your company as part of your extended workforce.
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Are All Background Checks the Same?

It’s a question that a lot of people have: employers, job candidates, volunteers. Are all background checks the same? The short and sweet answer to this question is no.
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Employers: Check Those References

Is checking references a good thing to do or is it a waste of time? Both sides have reasonable points that can be made. Those against say that references are only people who are friends or will give a good recommendation. Those for doing so believe that checking references is a critical part of an effective hiring process, because you can find out a lot about a potential employee through the things their references say about them.
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HR Tips For Fast Background Check Results

Human Resources professionals are well aware that when a hiring decision has been made, getting the candidate into place quickly is a top priority. Having to wait for background screening results is not part of the plan.
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Pre-Employment Background Checks: Error Prone?

On December 15, 2012, The Plain Dealer ran an article titled “Errors in background checks cost job seekers.” The original subject of the story interviewed for a job, believed he would be hired after his background check was complete, then received a letter from the background screening company that a report came back that he was a convicted pedophile. The man spent a year correcting this erroneous information, and is currently preparing to sue the company that performed the background check. He did not land the job.
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What Accurate Background Checks Mean for Your Company

Accuracy is the key in the background screening industry. Unfortunately, it appears as though a lot of background screening firms have overlooked this in their hurry to turn data around and reduce costs. But background screening companies need to take note that reporting information without verifying accuracy is not just good enough.
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Background Check Companies: How Accurate are Your Reports?

Background screening companies take note: the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is watching and taking action.
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Background Screening

3 Qualities You'll Find In A Reputable Background Screening Company

There have been many recent articles about employee background check companies that do a shoddy job. Many people think starting a background check company is an easy way to make money, and it’s not difficult to set up shop – with a computer and access to records, anyone thinks they can do a background check. As a result, there are a lot of companies that offer cheap background checks, but the question that customers need ask is, how reputable is that company?
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How Much Does a Background Check Company Charge?

When I say the words “background check” what do you think of? I imagine most people just think a background check is simply a criminal record check or possibly a verification of past employment. That’s true, but there’s a lot more to it.
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What Should Be Included in a Health Science Profession Student Background Check?

Students participating in clinical rotation or residency programs typically need to undergo background checks beforehand. It’s a matter of safety; students pursuing health science professions are not regul...

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Healthcare Credentialing: Your Background Screening Check-up

Understanding candidate credentials is a core part of a complete healthcare background check. It helps you understand the capabilities of individuals who may join your workforce.

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Hiring Remote Employees: How to Run a Background Check in a WFH World

As states went into lockdown in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations sent employees to work from home (WFH). Though the number of people working from home may fall with the introduc...

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