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Reduce Hiring Risks

When hiring new employees, it’s important to make sure that person is the right fit for your company and for your culture. Unfortunately in the hiring process, problems arise.  A recent study by CareerBuilder found that almost 70 percent of companies were impacted by a bad hire.  As an entrepreneur myself, I understand first-hand that these mistakes can become costly not just monetarily, but …

Reminder on EEOC Releasing Enforcement Guidance on Arrest and Conviction Records in the Hiring Process

Contributor:  Brian Chapman, CEO MBI Worldwide, Inc. Background checks are often requested by employers on job applicants. These checks are done especially on candidates seeking positions that require high security or in “positions of trust”, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, or government agency. These checks are traditionally administered by private companies, sometimes for as low as …

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FAIR CHANCE ACT PASSED IN NEW YORK CITY

On June 30, 2015, Mayor Bill De Blasio signed into law the Fair Chance Act, a “Ban the Box” law that prohibits private employers in New York City from inquiring about applicants’ past criminal convictions until a conditional offer of employment has been made. Under the Fair Chance Act (the “Act”) an employer may ask about an applicant’s criminal history and …

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Ban the What? Oh, #BanTheBox

By now, almost everyone, HR related or not, has heard of “Ban the Box”. It is a movement that is endorsed by both state and national levels of various movements which is meant to safeguard those with past convictions an opportunity at employment. Does the Ban the box movement effect hiring companies and background check companies??   Yes it most certainly does. …

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3 Tips for Quick and Accurate Results When Requesting Employment Verifications

When ordering a full employee background check with an accredited employment screening company (Consumer Reporting Agency), most often the search that is holding up the final report is the employment verification. Why is that?   Delays in these searches are caused by a number of different reasons. Here are three helpful tips for employers and job applicants to keep in mind when requesting employment verifications. If …

DANGER! DANGER! FRAUD ALERT! EDUCATION VERIFICATION SHOULD BE A CRUCIAL STEP IN YOUR HIRING PROCESS

Verifying a job candidate’s education is an important step in the background check and employment screening process of an applicant.  It also represents one of the most common areas where an applicant may falsify information on his or her resume. MBI Worldwide has a 29 percent discrepancy rate on a job applicant’s education history.  That’s an astounding number.  Looking at 100 applications …

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Seven Tips to Get Through Your Background Check Process With No Headache

Often times, in the background check business, we find that some background screenings are more difficult to complete than others. Some require constant phone calls to references who may be on leave. Often times we will try for days to contact a reference who will tell us when we finally make contact that due to company policy they are unable to …