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Target “Bans the Box” Nationally

In our series of blogs discussing national “Ban the Box” trends, we reported earlier this year that on January 1, 2014, private employers in Minnesota will be required to eliminate the box on employment applications that asks applicants if they have a criminal record. Now Target Corp., based in Minneapolis, has decided to also remove the box from its applications nationwide.
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Small Businesses and Background Checks: How Do I Do a Background Check?

This is the second in a series of blogs devoted to small businesses interested in background checks.
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Small Businesses and Background Checks, Part 1

This is the first in a series of blogs devoted to small businesses interested in background checks.
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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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Background Screening Turnaround: Tips for Speedy 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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In Background Screening, Accuracy is Everything

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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Attention Background Screening Companies: It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at the Accuracy of Your Screening Reports

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