Archive for the ‘ Background Screening ’ Category

The Real Cost of Inadequate Background Screening (and How to Avoid it)

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
The Real Cost of Inadequate Background Screening (and How to Avoid it)

Background screening policies are one of the best ways to ensure that your company thrives.

Background screening policies are one of the best ways to ensure that your company thrives. After all, you want to find and recruit the best possible talent to help your business be the best it can be. If your background screening policies are lacking, it can lead to some harsh consequences. (more…)

Fingerprinting Rideshare Drivers

Friday, September 7th, 2018
Fingerprinting Rideshare Drivers

Other professional drivers who are responsible for taking their passengers from one destination to another, such as taxi drivers, limo drivers, and bus drivers all need to be fingerprinted as well. So why shouldn’t rideshare drivers be subject to fingerprinting?

Ridesharing has become increasingly popular and convenient over the past few years. Consider it the evolution of the taxi. Other professional drivers who are responsible for taking their passengers from one destination to another, such as taxi drivers, limo drivers, and bus drivers all need to be fingerprinted as well. So why shouldn’t rideshare drivers be subject to the same process? (more…)

The Importance of Checking Applicants’ Financial History

Friday, August 10th, 2018
The Importance of Checking Applicants’ Financial History

Checking applicants’ financial history decreases risks to your business.

The hiring process is more competitive than ever and finding the right candidate can be difficult. In some cases, a full background check may be helpful when considering what will help to narrow down your applicants. Be aware, however, that not all background checks are legal to use, and some of the information you choose to disqualify candidates by can border on discrimination. Financial background checks, in particular, can be useful but are also often highly regulated. (more…)

Background Screening for Your Small Business

Friday, July 6th, 2018
Background Screening for Your Small Business

Create a comprehensive background screening policy for your small business!

Owning a small business is not an easy thing. Unfortunately, people are seldom forthcoming about past criminal activity or other things that could hurt your small business. This is one of many reasons why background screenings are so important. As the owner of a small business, it is essential that you protect yourself, your business, and your other employees. A thorough background screening process can keep everyone involved with your small business safe! (more…)

Top Tips for Screening Healthcare Employees

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Top Tips for Screening Healthcare Employees

Your clients and patients deserve the best!

When it is time to hire some new employees for a  healthcare facility, you need to be sure you are finding the best candidates. Improper screening of healthcare employees opens up all kinds of risks for patient privacy and security, as well as risking the safety and security of your facility. Here are some helpful tips on how to find the most qualified applicants, because your patients and clients deserve the best. (more…)

Common Misconceptions about Background Screening

Friday, April 6th, 2018
Common Misconceptions about Background Screening

If you have an applicant who seems nervous about the background check process, giving them some information about it may help.

Applicants are often nervous about what a background screening will reveal about them. Televisions shows and movies paint a kind of scary picture of what can happen when screening is performed. If you have an applicant who seems nervous about the background check process, giving them some information about it may help. There are a lot of myths surrounding background screening; here are some of the most common ones! (more…)

Obtaining Consent for Background Screening

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Obtaining Consent for Background Screening

Regardless of who you are or why you are requesting the background screening, you must first obtain the written consent of the subject of the screening.

Background screening is vital for business owners and property managers alike. Insurers and creditors also sometimes use background screening to make sure they are making a wise decision. For example, when an employer wants to know more about an applicant, they will look at the person’s driving record, employment history, criminal record, and credit report. Regardless of who you are or why you are requesting the background screening, you must first obtain the written consent of the subject of the screening. (more…)

Looking Forward to the Future of Background Screening

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
Looking Forward to the Future of Background Screening

Like many other things, background screening is always evolving.

Like many other things, background screening is always evolving. Policies and practices change to fit an ever-changing world. Knowing where things are expected to go in the coming years can help you develop policies that will evolve and grow just as your business will. (more…)

Know the Lingo: Essential Background Check Vocabulary

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Know the Lingo: Essential Background Check Vocabulary

It is important that you know the terms associated with background checks.

As a hiring manager or property manager, you will be seeing your fair share of background check reports. It is your job to decipher them and decide if the applicant is a good fit for your business or property. In order to do your job well, it is important that you know the terms associated with background checks. There are a lot of acronyms and terms specific to this industry. These are just a few of the particularly important ones. (more…)

4 Things You Should Know about Fingerprint Screening

Friday, January 5th, 2018
4 Things You Should Know about Fingerprint Screening

There are many benefits to using fingerprint screening as part of your company’s background checks.

There are many benefits to using fingerprint screening as part of your company’s background checks. In some industries, it is actually required. The FBI’s fingerprint database is widely considered to be the best place to run fingerprint checks. While the FBI’s database may be one of the largest, you should be aware that it’s not always the absolute best. It is, of course, one of the first databases you should check for fingerprint screening, but make sure you keep these facts in mind! (more…)