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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.  […]

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How to Handle National Criminal Database Searches

As part of your hiring process, do you currently run ONLY a national criminal database search on your applicants? If so, you’re making a mistake. A criminal database search, while certainly very helpful, should only be used as a supplement to further research, which typically includes county criminal, federal, state, etc. The most common misconception […]

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Why Character References Are Important:

Background checks are an essential part of any hiring process. And while most companies think that criminal history along with education and employment verifications are enough— there is another way to find out more about a potential employee. Character references can be supplemental and used to verify more information about previous work experience.  SAMPLE QUESTIONS: […]

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Who Are You REALLY Hiring?

How do you really know who you’re hiring? Does the interview and application allow enough face-to-face time for you to really get a good read on an applicant? Do you have enough knowledge about the applicant to make a great hiring decision? In today’s workplace, background screening programs are a common part of the hiring […]

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WHY Entering the Correct Information is EXTREMELY Important for Employee Background Checks?

In today’s world, where information is extremely important, how do you know you’re getting the correct information? Especially when you are making hiring decisions based off of this information.  One major component is to make sure you’re entering and providing the most accurate information possible. A single typo can throw off the whole background screening […]