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Why County Criminal Searches Remain a Must

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Negligent Hiring. Sexual harassment. Workplace Violence. Theft. These are issues that concern you everyday. Companies lose billions of dollars each year hiring candidates with criminal records or deviant behavior traits, which makes performing criminal background checks absolutely essential in the hiring process today. How complicated is it though? In a world where data is becoming […]

Sanctioned Nurses Exploit Background Checking Loopholes

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Health care organizations are unknowingly hiring sanctioned or disciplined nurses with a history of endangering patients, drug theft and abuse as a result of insufficient background checking processes and programs. Nurses with records of misconduct are able to manipulate multi-state licensing programs and continue working across state lines. Programs such as the Nurse Licensure Compact […]

States Place New Limits on Use of Credit Checks in Employment Screening

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As unemployment and other hardships continue to impact applicants’ credit reports, state lawmakers are increasingly scrutinizing the use of credit checks for pre-employment screening purposes. Recently, Illinois became the fourth state to pass a law (WA, OR, and HI have already passed similar legislation) that now restricts the use of credit history as part of […]

FMCSA Clarifies Timing for Ordering the Pre-Employment Screening Report (PSP)

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As part of the CSA 2010 initiative, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was mandated by Congress to provide motor carriers access to driver information contained in their Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) so that it can be used when background screening new applicants. This new program is called the Pre-Employment Screening Program […]

Contingent Workers Pose Security Gap for Many Companies

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A recent article by Talent Management revealed a significant security gap in many organizations’ employment screening programs. As companies increasingly turn to contingent workers (temps, contractors, vendor and partner employees) to fulfill their workforce needs, their exposure to risk could be increasing, since many organizations do not perform background checks on temporary workers. According to […]

Employment Eligibility Enforcement Shifts to ‘Silent Raids’

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Employment eligibility enforcement has shifted from high-profile immigration raids at businesses to extensive audits of I-9 forms, according to a recent New York Times article. This new approach continues to target businesses that are suspected of hiring unauthorized workers, but now allows agents to reach more companies than the work site raids since “…Instead of […]