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What (Most Likely) Won’t Show Up on a Background Check

As a candidate or an employer, it’s perfectly common to experience a bit of anxiety when awaiting the results of a background check. However, even if a crime has been committed, the charge may not be reportable for a number of reasons. Here’s a brief guide that outlines things that most likely won’t be reported …

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Peopletrail Is Formally Recognized for Customer Satisfaction

The HRO Baker’s Dozen lists are out and Peopletrail once again sits within the top 5 of the overall midsize program pre-employment screening leaders category. These customer satisfaction ratings are determined entirely by feedback from customers of the participants. In order to determine an overall ranking, results across three subcategories are analyzed– service breadth, deal …

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How Peopletrail Helps with Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Notices

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) passed in 1970, is a federal law that promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information. This legislation regulates consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) as well as all employers who conduct criminal background/credit checks on new hires. However, some organizations fail to realize that both the CRA and the …

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Re: Job Seekers – Why You Should Never Lie on Your Resume

Over half of job applicants are untruthful at some point during the hiring process. While it may seem innocent or insignificant at the time, such dishonesty can be very damaging to an organization’s health and the employee’s professional reputation. According to Inc., the most common resume fibs hover around these areas: Work experience Dates of …

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5 Big Misconceptions Surrounding Federal Criminal Records

As most of us learned at a young age, the United States Constitution delegates a certain amount of power to the federal government and to the states. Federal bills pass through both houses of congress and are (typically) signed into law by the president. States have their own local legislative bodies that enact laws separate …

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Top 10 Personal Background Check Questions Answered

In the past, conducting a comprehensive background check required considerable time, money, and resources. Manual fingerprinting processes and data lookup meant extended timelines and high access fees. Thankfully, things have become much more streamlined. With proper authorization, reputable screening companies are now able to access criminal court and credit data quickly and with relative ease. …

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6 Anti-Discrimination Laws Employers Should Know

Hiring has rules. This is something HR professionals know all too well. The legalities of hiring, onboarding, and terminating need to be understood and observed by organizations if they are to avoid lawsuits and reputation damage. The fact of the matter is, employers can’t always make hiring and firing decisions based solely on their own …

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What Is the Difference Between Dismissed and Expunged?

Sometimes, legal terms seem to be unduly confusing and unclear. When it comes to criminal records, there are two general parts— the arrest record and the disposition. The arrest record is a formal attestation that a person has been charged with a crime. The arrest record will usually specify the nature of the crime, a …

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Need-To-Know DOT Drug Screening Basics

The Department of Transportation (DOT), established by Congress in 1966, is an executive department of the federal government. The DOT is responsible for organizing and overseeing federal transportation projects as well as setting safety standards for all major modes of transportation. While mention of the DOT may bring certain industries to mind (i.e. aviation, railroads, …

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How Are Background Check Disputes Handled?

Background checks tell an impactful story— a story that can influence employment, residence, and reputation. The accuracy of each and every background check is very important. For this reason, reputable screening companies put considerable emphasis on quality assurance and compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)— the federal law protecting consumers from erroneous consumer …

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