One of the critical components of a proper background check for a job applicant is educational experience. There are obvious reasons for doing so – i.e. whether the prior instruction and training meet the skills needed for the job. However, there are other things to consider. Is the applicant being truthful, are the schools listed […]
Is Background Screening ready for AI?
There’s plenty of online discussion these days regarding the merits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in background screening services and apps. Using predictive analysis, AI allows computers and other machines to learn through their surroundings to take on human tasks in a more productive manner. It also is hyped as being able to […]
Create the Background Screening RFP you Really Need
When creating the background screening RFP for your company, what’s your process? Do you steal a copy from a competitor? Or maybe you download something from the internet? What exactly goes into an effective, constructive application? What are the most important things to include for your industry and your business in particular? Let’s take a […]
What Employers Should Know About DOT Testing
What Employers Should Know About DOT testing DOT testing is a program through the U.S. Department of Transportation that checks for drug and alcohol use in those employed in safety-sensitive jobs as they pertain to transportation. Trucking, aviation, railways and even shipping fall within the areas that may require DOT testing either during or in […]
Second Chances: Should employers consider hiring people with criminal records?
Should you consider hiring applicants with past criminal records? It’s a complex question that can’t be answered without some reflection on your corporate culture and business needs. “Ban the Box” and “Fair Chance” Movements The opportunities and challenges with previously incarcerated applicants are many. They involve a lot of consideration and can be a little […]
Background Screening for Small Business Owners
If you run a small business, you understand the critical nature of proper hiring. Good employees can go a long way in making your company successful. Adversely, the bad hire can potentially have a negative effect on you, your staff, sales and more. Use your resources wisely When you do background checks for an open […]
Do Volunteers Require Background Checks?
Background Checks for Volunteers Background screening is increasing in use– not just in the private sector, but also in the public and nonprofit world. There is simply too much at stake for a company not to take precautions with potential new hires. But what about when it comes to volunteers who donate their time to […]
Creating A Background Check Policy
The Road to Success: Creating A Background Check Policy When hitting the open road for a long-awaited vacation, your excitement may tempt you to hop in the car and start driving from Point A to Point B. But have you considered what you would do in the event of an unexpected road closure? A […]
Why Perform a Federal Criminal Database Search?
Why Perform a Federal Criminal Database Search? 30 years ago, Maggie* took her passion for baking to the next level and opened a bakery. Business quickly boomed and Maggie hired her long-time friend Candace to keep track of her books. It was a huge relief to have the dependable help. Decades later, her […]
What To Look For From A Background Screening Company
Anyone involved in the hiring process of new employees knows that the process can be grueling, frustrating and fraught with pitfalls. Yet, it can also be extremely rewarding when you find the right hire. One who is a good fit and brings an enormous upside down the road. Utilizing a background screening company can […]