HR Professionals Agree, Employment Background Checks are Necessary and Almost All Professionals are Using Background Screening

Background screening is an imperative part of the hiring process and a recent survey of Human Resource professionals by HR.com and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (napbs) found that over 95% are conducting some sort of background check. The study surveyed professionals to find what sort of background checks they were using, which…

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Want to Hire the Best Drivers? Add Criminal History Background Checks to Your Current Driver Screening Program

Most trucking and transportation companies already have a DOT required drug testing program through a consortium or Third-Party Administrator. These manage driver’s random drug tests required by the Department of Transportation. While these programs keep drivers safe, the current screening programs used by trucking companies, delivery companies and other transportation companies that require DOT drug…

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Employee Drug Testing Panel Without THC, Now at HireSafe!

Marijuana regulations have gone up in smoke recently and that means higher stakes for employers that want to screen candidates for the drug. The current saliva tests for THC can test positive for individuals that used 40-60 days ago which could be like screening out employees because they had a beer a month ago! Employers…

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Adverse Action Procedures Should be Followed Even if the Background Check is Accurate

A recent case reported by Troutman Sanders involved Jerome Ratliff, Jr. a potential employee of A&R Logistics who filed a suit alleging an FCRA violation after they were denied employment. The plaintiff’s complaint alleged the company did not follow proper adverse action procedures. In this case the background check was accurate, but the company failed…

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With FCRA Lawsuits on the Rise More Companies are at Risk!

A recent report shows that FCRA litigation increased 9.9% in 2016 from the previous year continuing a trend of increasing FCRA legal action against employers over the past 8 years. Littler reports that Geico, Disney and Southwest Airlines have all found themselves amidst FCRA class actions or lawsuits this year. A complaint was filed against…

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Changes to the HireSafe Portal User Interface coming March 7th!

On March 7th the HireSafe background check portal will be updated to a brand new user interface! This new interface will increase security and ease of use for our clients! Our partner Tazworks has been working hard to make sure this interface works for all our clients and we want to be sure you know…

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“Mystery Shopper” Letter and Fraudulent Check Scam Alert!

This week our small office was inundated with calls from all over regarding a letter and check that was sent to many addresses across the states. The letter stated basically that a “Daniel Gibson” with HireSafe has requested your help and wants you to be a mystery shopper at Walmart. The letter instructs the recipient…

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