How Well Do You REALLY Know That Job Applicant?

How well do you REALLY know that job applicant?  Is he really who he says he is?  Or is he just another bad guy in a nice suit? MBI Worldwide will help you uncover the facts about your job applicant.

View Post

New Poll Reveals Continued Risk in Googling Job Applicants

The same poll found that 35 percent of hiring managers who use social media to screen applicants have sent friend requests or otherwise attempted to connect with applicants online. According to a recently published Harris Poll, 52 percent of employers use social media to research job candidates. This number is up from 43 percent in 2014 and 39 percent in 2013. What information are …

View Post

20 Things Not To Say In A Job Interview

“Did she really just say that out loud, in a job interview”? Why yes.  I’m afraid she did. Interviewing my share of job candidates, I’ve heard a bad one-liner and an inappropriate outburst coming from the job applicant.   I even once had a job candidate say during the interview,  “What the heck, are you guys obsessed with the color ORANGE  or something? …

Background Checks and Diploma Mills

  A background check or background investigation is the process of looking up and compiling criminal records, commercial records and financial records. Background checks are often requested by employers on job candidates, especially on candidates seeking a position that requires high security or a position of trust, such as in a school, hospital, financial institution, airport, and government. These checks …

View Post

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. …

INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECKS EQUALS INSTANT TROUBLE

Let’s be honest. We live in an instant gratification world. Where a single 140-character post can be delivered to millions in moments, and transferring and sending money can be done at a push of a button. We want things and we want them done yesterday, however instant does not always equal accurate. When it comes to employee background checks, saving …

View Post

Maiden Names, Nicknames and AKA’s…. OH MY!

When ordering an employment background check from an Employment Screening Company, it is important to order it using the correct name of the applicant you are wanting the criminal report on. If you believe that criminal names are stored under a person’s social security number, you have been misled. This is a common misconception that many people do not realize …

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 …