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Background Check Best Practices

When searching the pool of job candidates, finding the right person is not always an easy task. One essential piece of the hiring process is running a background check. Ninety-six percent of employers run background checks on candidates, according to a PBSA national survey.  It is a critical part of recruitment and onboarding. When searching for a […]

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Criminal Record Research FAQs

At SELECTiON.COM®, we have received many questions from hiring managers about criminal record requests over the years. As an expert in criminal record research, you can count on us to have the answers you need.  In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common questions we receive when it comes to criminal record research.  Do […]

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Extended Fingerprint Hours in the Evening 

We are excited to announce that the BCI and FBI fingerprint hours at our conveniently located Tri-County office are extending into the evening. By lengthening our hours, it allows a more significant window for applicants and volunteers to be fingerprinted.     Our Tri-County location will continue to be open for walk-ins from 8 AM- 4:45 PM, Monday through Friday. Beginning November 4th, we will add additional […]

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Considering an Applicant With a Criminal Record

According to the U.S Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), over 90 million individuals, approximately 30% of the population in the country, have a criminal record on file in state criminal history repositories.   This statistic does not include traffic infractions (e.g., improper turns, parking violations, failure to stop, some speeding violations, among others) which are the most common […]

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CFPB Market Snapshot Provides Overview of Background Check Industry

On Oct. 3, 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency enforcing federal consumer financial laws, released their background screening report snapshot, which provides an overview of companies involved in the background screening industry. The CFPB acknowledges three critical drivers of growth: increased demand due to improvements in the labor market, the decline in rental vacancy rates, and expanded online services.   The CFPB report focuses on screenings that […]

Professional Background Screening Association

NAPBS Is Now The PBSA

NAPBS Has Evolved Into a Global Organization and Rebranded as the Professional Background Screening Association.  On September 9, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) publicized that its members voted at the 2019 NAPBS Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas, to approve the association’s rebrand to the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).  Established in 2003, PBSA is the only association of […]