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Are You Employment Background Check Savvy?

As an HR Manager, do you think you are background check savvy?  Take our quick employment background check trivia quiz to find out if you really do know your stuff! Q1 – What percentage of employers conduct background checks? 67% 96% 83% 52% Q2 –  Authorization and Disclosure forms can be combined per the FCRA. True False Q3 – What …

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How MBI Worldwide Can Save You Millions of Dollars in Class Action Litigation?

A Simple “How-To” in Processing Adverse Action When you utilize employment background screening during your hiring process, you are taking the first step in precautionary means to protect your customers and employees. But what happens when that employment background check report yields negative results? The next move seems obvious: Move on with the next applicant!  Right? Not exactly. If your …

LEGISLATION UPDATE: State Legislatures Begin to Focus on Salary History

New Massachusetts law goes into effect July 1, 2018 By NAPBS Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and NAPBS’ Government Relations Committee Recently, several state legislatures have introduced bills that seek to prohibit employers from seeking or inquiring about an applicant’s past salary history. The intent of these bills is to prevent wage discrimination between workers who perform equal job functions, namely …

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STAY SHARP HR TIP: Employment Background Checks 101

A critical part of the hiring process is conducting an employment background check. But the employment screening company you partner with to research the applicant’s work, education and criminal history is just as critical. Entrusting the wrong firm to do the work can lead to stolen information. That kind of data breach can end up costing you more than just an employee. Make …

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The Process of Ordering an Employment Background Check

Are you an employer flipping through resumes preparing to make a new hire for your current job opening?  If so, not only will you need to look at the details on their paperwork (ie. where they’ve previously worked, for how long, previous job titles and duties, references listed etc.), but you will also need to then conduct an accurate, compliant and thorough …

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Meet Tom Laundry, Bad Employee

Hello there.  My name is Tom Laundry and I’m a bad employee.                      But I get by with it. As for work goes,  my main focus is to just show up.  Just don’t expect me to go above and beyond because that ain’t in my job description.  I stick to my job …

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Identity Theft In The Background Screening Process

“My Social Security Number is LEGIT!  I bought it yesterday from my sister’s boyfriends cousin….” We live in an age of identity theft. In fact, 38 percent of victims say the person who stole their identity did it when they got a hold of their social security number. We’re asked to give up those nine digits in nearly every walk …

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Nevada Revises Law – No Time Limitation For Reporting Criminal Convictions

Last week, Nevada Governor Sandoval signed S.B. 409, which revised the law pertaining to the preparation of background reports by consumer reporting agencies.  The most notable revision in S.B. 409 is the elimination of the 7-year reporting restriction for criminal convictions, meaning in Nevada there is no longer a time limitation for which a criminal conviction may be reported.  (Here …