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If you’ve ever gotten a job or hired an employee in the United States you’ve filled out an I-9 form. The form is used to verify a new hire’s identification and their right to work in the States. All U.S. employers must complete (including document verification) and store an I-9 form... Read more

stand-alone disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which outlines what you must do when requesting a background check for pre-employment.To start, before you request the background check, you must tell the applicant and get permission from them. These 2 things... Read more

These days, running a background check on a candidate during the recruiting process is common practice. Most employers know they need to get consent in a stand alone form and provide the results of the check to the candidate in some cases (for more information on this see the EEOC’s... Read more

professional background check

There is a plethora of companies in today’s background screening industry. A quick Google search of the term “professional background check” generates over 13 million hits! These results range from honest reliable companies to others that will charge anywhere from $20-$50 dollars... Read more

A dictionary definition of ‘streamlining’ is to: “make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods.”Since our expertise only falls within the... Read more

DIY screening

From what we’ve seen, almost all of our customers have been there: halfway through the interview process and already cautiously optimistic that they may have found their purple squirrel.Then they get to the... Read more

International background checks are confusing and time consuming. We’ve got some information to help simplify the process for you.

One of the most common questions we hear when it comes to international background checks is “how long do they take.” Companies considering international candidates are no less eager to bring... Read more

Evictions in the US are up exponentially. We’ve investigated why, and have some tips how you can avoid this costly nightmare through tenant screening.

In 2015, an estimated 2.7 million people were evicted in the US.That’s a mind-boggling number, and with the upward trend in evictions, that’s likely to have grown in the two years since.The largest factor driving this eviction trend is the rising cost of rent, while salaries... Read more

5 Reasons Your Company Needs a Sound Employee Screening Policy

The right people can make all the difference to your company’s success, but the wrong ones could literally sink it.Great people make great companies. Or as Sir Richard Branson so often says, “teamwork makes the dream work.” However, while the right people can make all the... Read more

Corporate compliance is the framework that keeps your company on the right side of the law. Find out more about a corporate due diligence program here.

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution to corporate due diligence, so you have to look for the right fit for your company.Ignorance of the law is rarely a defence in a court of law. That’s just as true in business as it is in your personal life. But while it’s usually... Read more

Use a Bigger Pool of Prospects to Find the Right Fit

Jobs have gotten a lot more specific these days. Roles are far more complex, and there’s a good chance that at least one of the positions you will need to fill will combine a weird mish mash of skills, some of which may be scarce. After all, there’s no longer room for one trick ponies... Read more

Negotiate a commercial rental agreement that benefits you as much as your tenant.

Anyone with any experience in commercial property leasing will tell you that this type of property rental is a very different beast. While you still need effective tenant screening to make sure you’re  Read more

How Federal Tax Liens Impact Employment

You’ve probably heard the old saying that there are only two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. A Federal tax lien is the literal documentation for the latter. The Federal government issues these liens to recover unpaid taxes, and they are proof that when it comes to... Read more

Learn some of the risks of hiring personnel without conducting identity verification, particularly in relation to payroll staff, corporate espionage and identity theft.

If you’re not doing everything possible to perform identity verification on all your employees, you are leaving yourself open for unimaginable financial, organizational, and even legal damage.Consider, for one moment, that the average teenager in America probably knows someone who... Read more

If you’re only going to ask potential tenants five questions as part of a tenant credit check, make sure they are these ones!

They say we decide whether we like someone or not within seconds of meeting them. Often, without even realizing it, and before we’ve even shook their hand, we know whether we are going to get along or not.First impressions can be surprisingly accurate, and if you’re a landlord,... Read more

If you thought using a professional screening company would cost you more, think again! DIY screening can cost a lot more in the long term.

You wouldn’t take your kid to an unqualified dentist, would you?A professional background screening company offers accurate results,  Read more

You’ve worked hard for that professional license. Don’t let poor record keeping be the reason you lose it!

Keeping a documented trail of your actions can be very beneficial in the long term.Joining any profession is a long, hard, expensive process. It’s an achievement to finally be entitled to those letters behind your name, and to practice in the field you worked so hard to... Read more

At one time, negligence was a claim rarely heard outside of the medical profession, and while malpractice suits against individual doctors did happen, their employers were rarely dragged into the battle.Fast forward a few decades, and we live in an increasingly litigious society,... Read more

Companies are using information from big data in employment to improve their health care policies, create wellness programs, and improve internal promotion problems.

While big data might not tell you Bob in accounting wants to write a novel, it can determine that males in his field are looking for creative ways to offset work stress.Big data. Everyone is using it. Everyone is singing its praises, and it is, apparently, the best thing... Read more

Employee burnout is a growing problem for workers constantly pushing themselves to keep climbing the ladder.

It’s ironic that our modern devotion to working harder, for longer hours, getting an employee background check before employment and continuously pushing to get more out of our employees can often result in the exact opposite. Employee burnout is a growing problem, particularly in the... Read more

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