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Background Screening 101

Background Screening 101

Criminal background checks are only the tip of the iceberg for pre-employment background screenings. Learn more about background checks, from employment and education verifications to expungements and sealed records.cr

What Is Negligent Hiring? How Can Employers Avoid it? Blog Post

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...

How Long Will My Background Check Take During the Pandemic? Blog Post

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 Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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...

The importance of identifying information in background checks. Blog Post

The importance of identifying information in background checks.

Name-based background checks are a vital tool for businesses hiring new employees, but they come with caveats. Learn about the importance of confirmin...

Adapting to the Realities of Job Screening During a Pandemic Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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...

Modernizing Background Checks: The Impact of Technology Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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? Blog Post

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...

Why Background Screening Is Important Blog Post

Why Background Screening Is Important

Most modern employers conduct employee background checks as part of their hiring protocol. A 2018 survey conducted by the National Association of Prof...

How Fast Can Background Checks Be Done? Blog Post

How Fast Can Background Checks Be Done?

“How fast are employee background checks?” is a common question among employers and job seekers. When choosing a background check service, employers w...

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go? (2022 update) Blog Post

How Far Back Does a Background Check Go? (2022 update)

How far back do background checks go? Learn how much information employers and others can access when background checks are used.

Candidate Background Check Red Flags Blog Post

Candidate Background Check Red Flags

If there is one overarching reason why employers conduct background checks, it’s to discover “red flags” about prospective hires. Red flags can vary s...

Background Checks and Diversity Blog Post

Background Checks and Diversity

Background checks—from criminal history checks to resume verification checks to driving record checks—play vital roles in helping employers determine ...

Are Background Checks an Invasion of Privacy? Blog Post

Are Background Checks an Invasion of Privacy?

When it comes to the interactions between an employer and their employees, privacy must always be a core tenet of the relationship. Personal romantic ...

What Is a Third-Party Background Check? Blog Post

What Is a Third-Party Background Check?

Within employee background checks, “third-party background check” refers to an employer hiring an outside company to perform a background check on a c...

Background Screening 101 Blog Post

Background Screening 101

Find out what background check companies show on their background screening reports. Click here to learn more!Employers regularly use background check...

What Is an Extensive Background Check? Blog Post

What Is an Extensive Background Check?

Most employers do not provide details about what their employee background checks entail. Trying to find this information on employer websites, job po...

What shows up on a criminal background check Blog Post

What shows up on a criminal background check

Most jobs require a background screening. Candidates do not always understand how background checks work or which types of information they can uncove...

Pre-Employment Background Check: What Shows Up? Blog Post

Pre-Employment Background Check: What Shows Up?

The employment background check is a standard part of most hiring processes. According to an HR.com survey, 95 percent of employers conduct “some type...

Background Checks in a COVID-19 World Whitepaper

Background Checks in a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has affected jobs and employment more than any event in recent memory. More than 38.6 million Americans have filed for unemployment aid since...

Backgroundchecks.com Introduction Video Video

Backgroundchecks.com Introduction Video

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How SMBs Can Navigate the Historic Truck Driver Shortage Whitepaper

How SMBs Can Navigate the Historic Truck Driver Shortage

In this whitepaper, we will explore the strategies that trucking companies might use to rise above this challenging moment in their industry.

Management and Executive Screening
Whitepaper

Management and Executive Screening

Whay Executive Background Checks Matter

Red Flags on Background Checks Whitepaper

Red Flags on Background Checks

Pre-employment background checks are a critical piece of due diligence that help employers to discover potential “red flags” about job candidates befo...