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  • May 2017
    Thorough Screenings — The Time Taken Is Time Well Spent It’s tempting to take people at their word: No one is perfect and minor record blemishes may not adequately convey the motivations and character of an applicant. Property and hiring managers also have numerous responsibilities, and it can be difficult to find time to complete the steps necessary to make sure an applicant is a good fit. Understanding what’s involved in background screenings can help take the stress and guesswork out of selecting the...
  • April 2017
    License verification is necessary to ensure that job applicants are who they say they are, and that they possess the skills and educational experience necessary to perform the tasks required. If a hospital gives surgical privileges to someone who doesn’t have valid credentials, the medical facility could be exposed to lawsuits and sanctions. Colleges and universities could lose accreditation if they allow instructors without proper degrees to teach some courses. Whether verifying medical licensing,...
  • March 2017
    As an executive with a nonprofit organization, you likely have mastered the pursuit of your mission on a tight budget. Nonprofits vary widely in their goals, strategies and sources of funding, but they share one common denominator: a mandate for spending transparency and accountability. Although you may rely on volunteers to meet some portion of your labor needs, background verification screenings play a critical role in the ongoing success of your organization. Here are the five top reasons that ...
  • February 2017
    You’ve completed a series of interviews with an impressive candidate who seems perfect for the job, and you’re sold. Is it really necessary to check references before extending the offer? Verifying references often is the last step that business owners and hiring managers take before bringing a new employee on board. In many cases, reference checking is viewed as a mere formality and receives minimal time or attention. After all, the logic goes: Any references supplied by a candidate likely will give...
  • January 2017
    States and municipalities around the country are adopting so-called “ban-the-box” laws intended to give job applicants with criminal records a fair chance at employment. The laws stipulate that employment applications cannot include a box to check indicating that an applicant has a criminal background. In addition, employers subject to such laws are prohibited from asking about or considering the criminal history of a jobseeker during the early stages of the employment application process. How Do Ban-the...
  • December 2016
    Buying another company is a heady, exciting endeavor for any business. Yet it’s also an undertaking that could be fraught with consequences. Pick the wrong business to buy — or fail to conduct due diligence — and that would-be happy, synergistic merger quickly may become a painfully mismatched integration. The numbers of acquisitions that have gone bad may surprise you. Multiple studies have found that 70 percent to 90 percent of mergers fail. Yet if the right opportunity arises — and thorough background...
  • December 2016
    Every state issues drivers’ licenses and retains driving records that document status, violations and other information. These records can be requested by insurance companies, employers and potential employers (to verify information and measure employability). The reports can contain extensive information, and it is important to understand its content. Driving Report Basics While report layouts vary by state, it should minimally include: General. Name, address and driver’s license number. Type of license...
  • November 2016
    When you order a background screening report, whether for a tenant, employee or some other purpose, you might have a hard time understanding it. Reading a background screening report is not always straightforward, because these reports are often filled with terminology the reader is not familiar with. If you are trying to understand a background check report, here are some tips to help. Know What the Background Check Contains While each background check is going to be a little different from the next, it...
  • October 2016
    International background checks delve into the personal history of someone with a global scope. While many background checks determine whether a person has faced criminal charges or dealt with a conviction in the past, they can also provide a picture of the person’s educational background, experience and credit history. At a time when globalization is a growing trend in almost every culture and industry, domestic background checks aren’t always sufficient. Who Benefits From International Background...
  • September 2016
    In 2007, when an appellate court in Illinois held that hospitals could be liable for failing to properly credential physicians, the decision immediately put allied health service organizations on notice. Ruling that negligent credentialing may lead to life-altering events for patients and their families meant every healthcare facility, surgical clinic, laboratory and ancillary service provider had a more rigorous burden to ensure patient safety by carefully screening medical staff. The ruling was an...