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What Is FCRA Compliance?

Key terms: Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA): Any person or entity that procures or furnishes consumer information (particularly credit or criminal history information) on a non-profit or for-profit basis. Common examples of CRAs include credit bureaus and background screening companies. Consumer Report: Information collected by a CRA and used by employers, creditors, or other parties in …

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Screening Vendor?

With background screening, the products and solutions offered can be a bit nuanced. Those unfamiliar with the industry may be surprised to know that a background check is rarely derived from a single source. In fact, a single background screening package can draw from a number of databases and institutions, requiring both manual and digital …

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Data Privacy Update: Newly-Proposed Legislation

As we move further into the technology age, few efforts are more important than data protection. Without even thinking about it, many individuals are offering up highly-sensitive personal information daily to complete online transactions, communicate with others, get a job, apply for credit, and so on.  While online gateways and other data retrieval systems can …

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Things to Consider When Establishing a Drug Testing Program

According to the National Safety Council, almost 9 percent of working adults have a substance use disorder of some kind. When broken down by industry, construction trades see the highest percentage of their employees with SUDs at around 19 percent. Second is service occupations at approximately 15 percent, and third is transportation and material moving …

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How Employment Screening Can Help You Reduce Turnover

It looks like employee turnover will continue to cause a bit of headache for the foreseeable future. According to Gartner, the average organization will see a 20 percent increase in turnover from their pre-pandemic average this year. In other words, a company that lost 50 employees annually in 2019, can expect to lose around 60 …

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The Need for Background Checks in the Sporting Industry

It’s no secret that the world of sports has fallen victim to a number of high-profile criminal scandals. Without naming names, gymnastics trainers, long-tenured college football coaches, and decorated cyclists have breached the trust of fans and have committed serious crimes against unsuspecting victims. While the perpetrators of such crimes tend to shield themselves with …

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