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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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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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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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The Truth About Fingerprint Background Checks

When it comes to obtaining background check data, there seems to be a certain allure to the public sector, namely the FBI. Due to its worldwide reputation as a revered intelligence-driven national security organization, the FBI would seem to be an obvious top performer as a background screening provider. But is this true? The short …

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Why Convictions Aren’t Always Reported

Convictions: At first thought, it may seem reasonable to assume that if an individual convict of a crime, their employer has the right to know about it. However, that assumption does not always hold. Such beliefs have forced some consumer reporting agencies to shut their doors and have led several organizations to the courthouse. Let’s …

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What to Expect From a Thorough Background Check

What to Expect From a Thorough Background Check

Employee screening is often conducted by Human Resources, where all potential employers are subjected to a thorough screening process. However, many legalities need to be considered to ensure the screening process abides by the laws and regulations of a particular state. Most organizations usually conduct a background check when hiring to determine if the applicants …

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Why Is It Critical to Know the Criminal History of Your New Employee?

Have you ever wondered why is it that critical to learn about the criminal history of your new employee? Criminal history of your new employee can be a game-changer in the hiring process. What Is a Criminal Record? A criminal record, or criminal history, is documentation of a person’s interactions with law enforcement agencies at …

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Popular Types of Background Checks

3 Most Popular Types of Background Checks Employers Shouldn’t Ignore In 2020

3 Most Popular Types of Background Checks Employers Shouldn’t Ignore In 2020 All background checks are essential at some level, but if you could nail down the three most popular types of background checks, how would you sort them out?  Hiring managers can be confused after seeing multiple types of background checks. Considering that, a …

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Using Technology To Improve The Effectiveness Of Employee Screening

How To Improve Employee Screening For Your Own Business

How Can We Use Technology To Improve The Effectiveness Of Employee Screening Processes Conducting a background check is an integral part of screening potential employees. Screening a large number of applicants, however, can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Also, the legal consequences of a faulty background check can prove to be too costly for …

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