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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 […]

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Why Background Checks are an Essential Part of Hiring Seasonal Employees

With the weather warming up and students finishing up their school year, businesses are starting to hire temporary employees for the summer. These workers are vital to companies where business grows during certain months of the year.    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, amusement parks, museums, restaurants, spectator sports, and fitness centers, all experience spikes in […]

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Exactly How Accurate Are Fingerprint Background Checks? 

It is commonly thought that a fingerprint background check is an all-encompassing background screening. No two fingerprints are alike, so the background check would be accurate, right? However, the criminal records associated with the fingerprint are sometimes incomplete. We will go into detail explaining what a fingerprint background check is, the industries that use it, […]

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Three Ways to Reduce the Risk of Hiring Someone Who Has Lied on Their Resume

Even in a digital world, resumes are still relied upon heavily in the hiring process. Especially in a world of “first impressions”, information provided on the resume is often the difference between an applicant being hired or rejected.   But, how do you know the information is truthful?   In a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,500 hiring managers, 56% have caught job candidates lying on their resumes.  […]