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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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Can I use a free background check for screening employees?

Many people ask, “Are there free background checks?” The simple answer is, NO! Especially not if you intend to use the information for hiring purposes Companies that offer free background checks online often aren’t providing what they promise. Deceptive ads lure people to websites to sign up then when it’s time to view the information…

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Retrieving background check information may be getting easier, are you getting the full picture?

Upcoming legislation may make retrieving background check information easier, especially for organizations that must file documentation for full screening of candidates. This affects many organizations that are not fully incorporated, like summer camps that parents are sending their children to as temperatures rise. A USA Today article describes a recent push by the Senate minority…

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Better Safe Than Sorry: Workplace Violence Prevention

  Violence in the Workplace Violence is the highlight of the majority of mainstream news broadcasts, especially in this day and age. School shootings, hate crimes, terrorist attacks, etc., seem to be happening more frequently. This overwhelming exposure of violence worldwide has left many of us traumatized, in fear and feeling concerned for our safety. The last place we…

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BREAKING NEWS: Labor Strike in Santa Clara County Superior Courts

Dear Clients, We’ve just verified that the court clerks in Santa Clara County Superior Court, California, will go on strike Wednesday, August 3.  The Court Supervisor has informed us that no case files will be pulled by the clerks on Wednesday—which effectively prevents us from obtaining the vast majority of criminal case information in this…

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Establishing a Best Practice Background Screening Program

Why Do Businesses Need Background Checks? Businesses need background checks to ensure they hire the right people the first time around. Therefore establishing a background screening program is a logical business practice because background checks: Are devices to help companies hire suitable employees. Can be used with current employees during investigations. Verifies candidates are who…

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Tenant Screening – Do’s & Don’ts for Property Management

Tenant Screening As a property manager or landlord you have the difficult task of finding the right tenants. Your worst nightmare is to have a bad renter. So, how do you minimize renting to someone that is irresponsible and negligent? Below are some do’s and don’ts that we have put together for you when conducting…

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Why People Applying for Volunteer Opportunities Need Background Checks

Summer is fast approaching which means non-profit organizations will be hiring volunteers for their programs. Summer camps, sports, recreation and other activities will be offering volunteer work. However, many of these volunteer opportunities are risking the safety of the public. By not conducting background checks for volunteers they risk hiring someone with a criminal past.…

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