Category Archives: Industry News

Thorough Employment Background Screening: Not by Facebook or Twitter

It is every employer’s responsibility to screen applicants for criminal records and history of unsavory behavior. After all, one must exercise due diligence to ensure the safety of existing personnel. However, there is a thing called overstepping the bounds of privacy.

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Public Records Search Protects Employers from Potential Liability:

Given the wave of crimes against children in school within the past several years, recent efforts in Delaware to curb and prevent these incidents are nothing short of timely. NewsWorks reporter Nichelle Polston reports on the formation of the multidisciplinary Delaware Criminal Background and Child Protection Registry Checks Task Force. It seeks to further strengthen […]

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Ban Proposed on Credit Checks for Employment Background Screening

In an effort to promote fairness for individuals who have been hit by the 2008 financial crises, or who have otherwise committed “irrelevant” past mistakes that have left them with a bad credit score, Senator Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a federal bill intended to ban credit checks for employment background screening purposes.The Washington Times reported […]

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The Cold Truth: The Importance of Conducting a Public Records Search

The recent mass shooting that took place right inside the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), in Washington, DC showed the value of screening employees thoroughly, before hiring them in your company too. The gunman, Aaron Alexis, killed 12 people and injured three others, an untoward incident that may have been avoided if […]

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Run a Safe Business with Comprehensive Employment Background Screening

The News Tribune website has a revealing article that states that not all employees working for fairgrounds are screened properly before being hired. This fact is particularly surprising because these locations attract kids of all ages and it can be worrisome if a dangerous sexual predator manages to secure a job in such a place. […]

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How a Voluntary Public Records Search Can Benefit an Aspiring Teacher

On October 22, 2013, a House bill was passed in Washington that obliges public schools to background screen all of their employees for past crimes, especially sexual offenses, before hiring them. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind) says that the bill makes no exceptions: “Every school employee, from the cafeteria workers to the administrators, to the janitors […]

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Employment Background Screening Will Help Ensure Employees Are Qualified

As an employer, one of the first things you look at in an Applicant’s resume and submitted paperwork is the school where he or she graduated. When you see a degree issued and conferred from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, or Columbia universities, for example, your interest in this candidate will most likely be piqued. Ivy League […]

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Search Public Records to Screen Prospective Employees Thoroughly

While it is obvious that companies and institutions need to screen their applicants thoroughly before hiring them, this is actually quite difficult to do in practice. In fact, many organizations don’t act upon some of the information they get directly from their prospective employees, according to Security Management. There is a greater call to use […]

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