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COVID-19 Related Research Delays

This post is meant to provide general information regarding court closures across the United States. Please always check the log notes of individual background checks for the most current information. ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. STATE / COUNTY TENTATIVE DATE TO REOPEN AR, Benton Unknown AR, Pulsaski Unknown AR, Sebastian Unknown   […]

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These Important Steps Reduce the Risk of Employee Theft

Employees are given much responsibility and are essential to running a business. That can also create a significant risk. Employee theft is a big issue that small business owners face in the United States.  According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), nearly two-thirds of small businesses fall victim to employee theft and forty percent of employee theft is […]

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Back to the Basics: Public Access Terminals and Criminal Researchers

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to announce our new “Back to the Basics” series, wherein we’ll take an in-depth look at some of the ins and outs of the background check industry. We’re starting off this week with a behind the scenes view of criminal research featuring one of our in-house researchers, Chelsea Swartz. The sun […]

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SELECTiON.COM® Certified Veteran-Owned Small Business

SELECTiON.COM® is now officially a government certified veteran-owned small business. While SELECTiON.COM® has always been veteran-owned, they now have the stamp of approval from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This certifies that SELECTiON.COM® was founded by former members of the United States Armed Forces.  In order to qualify for certification a business must not […]

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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 […]

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Can Applicants Refuse to Disclose their SSN?

In order to do a complete and comprehensive background check for potential employees, most companies request Social Security Numbers (SSN.) But what happens if an applicant refuses to disclose their SSN?  It’s important that your company have a policy in place regarding SSN Disclosure. Depending on whether your company is hiring employees or volunteers, your […]

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The Right Applicants Deserve the Right Pre-Employment Screenings

Employers, and subsequently Human Resources personnel, are constantly seeking to recruit and hire the best applicants available.  With a large applicant pool it can be difficult to differentiate one qualified applicant from another.  Effective pre-employment assessments can certainly identify the skill set of each applicant to help narrow the field but there is more to […]

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Criminal Background Checks help reduce employee theft

The Importance of Background Checks Criminal Background Checks and Pre-Employment Drug Screenings are two essential components of any hiring process.  This blog entry shows why these background checks are so important and how Selection.com adds value to our clients every day. [slideshare id=18067717&doc=backgroundchecksreduceemployeetheft-130402151508-phpapp01] Research on Employee Theft As reported in a recent study by Hayes […]