background checks questions and answers - why carry out a national criminal database search

Today in our journey in continuing education, we’re going to tackle backgroundchecks.com instant database search options...

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Economic recession leads to higher crime and resume fraud

As layoffs continue and jobs remain scarce, the competition for those scant few job openings becomes fierce. For those c...

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Banning the box - The Whens, The Whys and The Wheres

Over the past six years, many cities and counties have decided to “ban the box,” eliminating the standard question “Have...

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Compliance and Legislation Update - Randomizing Social Security Numbers

The situation Everyone is familiar with the basic format of a Social Security Number—3 digits, 2 digits, 4 digits.  Each...

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Legislation and Compliance Update : Federal Reserve Board Issues New Report Studying the Disparate Impact of Credit Histories

The Federal Reserve Board has issued a new report entitled “Does Credit Scoring Produce a Disparate Impact?” The use of ...

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BackgroundChecks.com Hits Milestone - National Criminal Database Reaches 400 Million Records

The national criminal database service from backgroundchecks.com has reached 400 million records.  BackgroundChecks.com ...

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Legislation and Compliance update - Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies: Disclosures

On September 28th California Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 909 which amend Sections 1786.16 and 1786.20 of the Civil...

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Compliance and Legislation Update - The EEOC and Me

The situation A few years ago, had you asked the average businessman his personal philosophy on background screening, hi...

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Ongoing Criminal Monitoring - Once Just Isn't Enough

Checking applicants’ backgrounds before you hire them is important, but what happens if they commit crimes after startin...

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