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Archive for March 2016

UPDATE: New compliance feature

Dear Clients, The Federal Trade Commission’s main focus for 2016 will be on matching criteria and ensuring accurate identifiers are used for the applicant processing. In an ongoing effort to enhance accuracy and compliance, beginning on March 24th we are adding a new feature for the way names are entered into the HireSafe ordering platform.…

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Ban the Box changes for Philadelphia Private Employers

Effective March 14, 2016 new amendments to the Ban the Box ordinance in Philadelphia will take place. Currently, the ordinance requires companies with at least 10 or more employees to not ask applicants about criminal convictions. This can only be done after the first interview. Philadelphia Ban the Box Changes Now companies with at least…

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Enhanced Security Update

Dear Clients, You asked about security and we answered! We released an InstaScreen™ security enhancement on Thursday, March 3rd. The enhancement includes an improved login process. Password resets are now streamlined and include multi-factor authentication (MFA). Due to these changes, all InstaScreen users will be required to provide a delivery method for password recovery upon…

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Top 5 Background Check Trends for 2016 – #4 Credit Report Restrictions

Employment background checks have increased the use of credit reports year over year. This weighted factor for hiring has not gone unnoticed by community groups, politicians and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). They have scrutinized this determining factor and say it penalizes vulnerable applicants unfairly. Opponents say it violates privacy laws because it may…

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