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What Is Negligent Hiring? How Can Employers Avoid it? Background Screening 101

What Is Negligent Hiring? How Can Employers Avoid it?

This negligence is when an employer is blamed or held liable for an injury caused by one of its employees to a third party. The third party can be any...

Adapting to the Realities of Job Screening During a Pandemic Background Screening 101

Adapting to the Realities of Job Screening During a Pandemic

If there was a talent crunch before the outbreak of COVID-19, its severity has doubled since. For employers, the challenge of hiring the best individu...

Do Previous Legal Names Show up on Background Checks? Background Screening 101

Do Previous Legal Names Show up on Background Checks?

One of the biggest areas of confusion regarding background checks is how they consider name changes. Some estimates point to 50,000 people changing th...

Will Background Checks During the COVID-19 Pandemic Be Delayed? Background Screening 101

Will Background Checks During the COVID-19 Pandemic Be Delayed?

Since March, much of the economy has been at a standstill due to stay-at-home orders and other quarantine protections intended to slow or stop the spr...

How Long Will My Background Check Take During the Pandemic? Background Screening 101

How Long Will My Background Check Take During the Pandemic?

For several months after COVID-19 hit the United States, one of the many consequences of the pandemic was a slowdown in the employee background check ...

The Pitfalls of Cheap Background Check Companies and Their Automated Screenings Background Screening 101

The Pitfalls of Cheap Background Check Companies and Their Automated Screenings

Whether you’re vetting a prospective employee or conducting tenant background checks on potential renters, it is critical to understand that not all b...

Are Social Media Background Checks Popular During COVID-19? Background Screening 101

Are Social Media Background Checks Popular During COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic briefly caused delays in many background checks, from county criminal history screenings to employment and education verificatio...

Why Will Background Checks Matter Even More after COVID-19? Background Screening 101

Why Will Background Checks Matter Even More after COVID-19?

In June, the United States economy gained 4.8 million jobs—not only blowing past the predicted job gain figure of 2.9 million but also setting a recor...

Modernizing Background Checks: The Impact of Technology Background Screening 101

Modernizing Background Checks: The Impact of Technology

Though it's hard to imagine now, employee background checks are only a few decades ahead of tedious, paper-based processes and records that were only ...

Why Do Incomplete Background Checks Cause Problems? Background Screening 101

Why Do Incomplete Background Checks Cause Problems?

Most American employers conduct background checks as part of their hiring approach. According to a survey from HR.com, 96 percent of employers conduct...

Are Background Checks Run by State? Background Screening 101

Are Background Checks Run by State?

One of the common points of confusion around background checks is how geography figures into the equation. Contrary to popular belief, there is not on...

How much does a background check cost? Background Screening 101

How much does a background check cost?

Usually, when someone asks about this cost, they are referring to the cost of the most common type of pre-employment investigation: the criminal repor...