What’s Rockin’ at Global Verification Network?

Discover what’s happening at our company and in our industry — and what it means to you.

  • September 2018
    With summer in full swing, many companies have begun their annual campaigns to hire seasonal workers for the holidays. Whether you operate a traditional brick-and-mortar enterprise or concentrate on online sales, hiring seasonal employees likely plays a significant role in your yearly revenue plan. In many businesses, previous seasonal employees return over the course of multiple years. For the sake of convenience and cost-cutting, hiring managers may decide to skip background screenings for those...
  • September 2018
    A federal criminal background check provides information about certain types of criminal cases prosecuted at the federal level — including robbery, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and white-collar offenses. Employers, hiring managers, landlords and others use federal background checks for in-depth vetting of prospective executives, workers and tenants. Federal crimes are prosecuted through U.S. district courts, and defendants can appeal unfavorable verdicts to federal appellate courts. As a result, a...
  • September 2018
    Employers use drug screening as part of their hiring processes to help ensure quality control, reduce the risks of workplace accidents and absenteeism, increase productivity and comply with regulations. With several drug testing methods available, employers must choose those that best fit their needs. In some cases, turnaround times or costs may be the most important factors, while other organizations require longer detection windows. What should you know about the different types of drug tests, and what...
  • July 2018
    Pre-employment background screenings play an important role in smart hiring practices, helping shield your organization from potential consequences including financial losses and damage to your professional reputation. If you’re considering incorporating comprehensive background screenings into your hiring process, you may experience challenges understanding some background check terminology. A professional background screening firm such as Global Verification Network can guide hiring managers through...
  • May 2018
    For many employers, background screenings play a significant role in the hiring process, and a criminal history record check provides key information. Learning that a candidate has a criminal record, however, is not always the end of the story. Employers often decide to move forward with candidates who have criminal convictions. To hire the best candidates and to ensure that your organization follows the law, what steps should you take after finding that a prospective employee has a criminal record?...
  • April 2018
    The modern workplace requires employees with advanced skills and proper training, yet falsifying educational backgrounds has emerged as a common form of resume fraud. As the job market has become increasingly competitive, some applicants feel the need to exaggerate — or completely fabricate — their educational credentials. Such false information can lead employers to make costly hiring mistakes that can damage the reputation of a business and increase liability risk. Why should you verify prospects’...
  • March 2018
    Poor hiring decisions can have serious consequences, including financial losses and decreased employee morale. By fine-tuning your procedures for recruiting, interviewing and onboarding new team members, you help keep your company strong and competitive. To improve your overall process, consider these seven common hiring mistakes - and how to avoid them. 1. Failing to Do a Pre-Employment Screening Pre-screening applicants is a critical first step to keep your hiring process running smoothly and...
  • March 2018
    Purchasing a home is a major life event that often follows years of saving and sacrificing. If you're in the market for a new home - or you're selling a home you own - you understand the complexities of loans, negotiations, inspections and closing the deal. One of the most important individuals in the home sales process is the real estate agent. You expect your real estate agent or Realtor (a member of the National Association of Realtors) to have the proper licensure and qualifications for taking care...
  • January 2018
    Across numerous industries, workforce globalization has heralded new opportunities to bring in talented team members. For companies hiring international workers, comprehensive background checks protect against costly personnel errors. If you are interviewing candidates who were born, received their education or have worked in a country other than the United States, you may encounter challenges as you attempt to confirm biographical information. For some hiring managers, verifying criminal background,...
  • December 2017
    Purchasing rental property in a college town can be a lucrative investment. Landlords near colleges and universities benefit from high demand, stable rental markets, and an ample pool of would-be tenants. However, renting to students can also have downsides — such as high turnover, poor treatment of the property, and late rent payments by young people with little financial management experience. What are some steps you can take as you rent to college students to choose tenants who meet their financial...