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Social Media in the Workplace

Social media has become a way of life for many of us. The Pew Research Center says 70 percent of Americans use social media to stay connected and Facebook just announced today that it had over two billion users. In fact, you probably found this blog via the MBI Worldwide Facebook or Twitter pages. But are you reading this post …

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Tom Laundry Has “HOT” Office Supplies For Sale

Hey, everyone. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been doing a lot of research on perfecting my NCAA bracket. And now that the games have started, I’ll be even less productive here. But I’ve also got a new hobby going, selling office supplies. It’s a great way to supplement my income at this lousy job. The process has …

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ANNUALS: Three Reasons Why You Should Re-Screen CURRENT Employees

Does “Bob in Bookkeeping” Have His Hand in Your Pocketbook? The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Research Department estimates that 69% of companies in the United States conduct some level of background check on new employees. As of 2012, most of these background checks are conducted after a contingent offer of employment. In 2009, “Bob in Bookkeeping” got a job for one …

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Does Your Employment Background Screening Company Need Accurate Job Applicant Data?

Are you a Hiring Manager flipping through resumes preparing to make a new hire for a current job opening?  Properly vetting a job candidate is a daunting task.  Not only do you need to look at the specific details on the job candidates resume (ie. where they’ve previously worked, term of employment, previous job titles and duties, references listed, etc),  but you will also need …

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What You Need to Know About Consent and Disclosure Forms

Consent and Disclosure For employers, the (EEOC) U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s criminal background screening guidance has created not only mass confusion, but serious hiring uncertainties on exactly how to conduct criminal background checks without significant legal risk to your organization. Using proper consent and disclosure forms during your hiring process is one crucial step to staying out of a class-action …

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Reminder: Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Takes Effect January 22, 2017

In December, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law a Ban the Box ordinance called the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring that requires employers to remove questions about criminal history from job applications and restricts them from asking job applicants about criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment is made. The L.A. Ban the Box Ordinance is …

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MBI Worldwide’s Kim Cox Receives Advanced FCRA Certification

(Posted 1/6/17) Kim Cox, Senior Support Staff at MBI Worldwide, received her Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Advanced Certification in December 2016. The FCRA Advanced Certification Program is intended for employment background screening professionals looking to demonstrate a commitment to compliance within their organization. The Advanced Certification Program is open to everyone and is perfect for individuals in compliance or legal …

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BEGIN 2017 STRONG WITH ANNUAL RE-SCREENING OF CURRENT EMPLOYEES

Does “Bob in Bookkeeping” Have His Hand in Your Pocketbook? The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Research Department estimates that 69% of companies in the United States conduct some level of background check on new employees. As of 2012, most of these background checks are conducted after a contingent offer of employment. In 2009, “Bob in Bookkeeping” got a job for one …