Background Screening Blog

Background Check Myths: 9 Common Misunderstandings and the Truth Behind Them

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 30, 2019 9:51:09 AM
There’s a lot of fluctuating information out there about background checks. And it’s common for even the most experienced HR leader to be confused or misinformed about various aspects. Unfortunately, misunderstandings can lead to decision making that isn’t based on reliable data. To combat misinformation, we compiled a list of nine myths we’ve often heard from HR professionals about background checks. Some of the truths won’t surprise you – but you may find that some widely held beliefs aren’t entirely accurate.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening, National Criminal Database Search, National Sex Offender Registry, ID Trace

Maintaining your workforce: Why more companies are adding employee rechecks

Posted by Verified Credentials on May 2, 2019 7:44:00 AM
Spring is in full bloom and it’s a great time for spring cleaning and maintenance. During this season, so many of us take time to give our homes a refresh, get annual checkups, or detail our vehicles – all to prepare for the summer sunshine ahead. Maintenance in your HR world is just as important. Insurance renewals, refresher training courses, tax and marriage status updates, performance appraisals. Updating employee documents is just part of it. The idea of employee maintenance and updates carries over to background screening practices too by updating employee background checks. Recurring screening solutions may help address critical fail points that could occur if staff are left unchecked for long stretches, including: Recent disciplinary actions, offenses, or crimes. Change in licensure status, including an expired professional or driver’s license. Reports of federal system abuse, or worse.
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Topics: Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening

Speed and Timing Among Big Takeaways from National Study on Background Checks

Posted by Verified Credentials on Jul 27, 2018 6:23:00 AM
  How are you measuring up to other employers when it comes to your background checks? A new report from HR.com, which was commissioned by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), may give you a glimpse inside 2018 trends. “How Human Resource Professionals View the Usage and Effectiveness of Background Screening Methods” highlights results from a survey of over 2,000 human resources professionals. The report goes to show that most employers conduct background checks in some way, shape, or form. The practice is generally accepted as universal, but what’s included and what’s the value?
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Topics: Efficiency, Employment Background Checks, Recurring Screening