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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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Executive Background Check Challenges Hiring Managers Face

One challenge that employers face today is that a growing work force is retiring each day. Some of these retirees have executive level positions. While a massive age group moves out of these high level positions, a new work force is competing for these new open job positions. So who will fill your higher level…

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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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5 Tips on How to NOT Conduct an Employment Background Check

At HireSafe we strive to keep our clients fully compliant when conducting an employment background check. Our highly trained staff always consults them on what to do, but rarely do we say how to not conduct one. So, here are 5 tips on how NOT to conduct an employment background check.   Don’t include the…

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