• 30 Apr What is Negligent Hiring & How to Avoid It?

    What is negligent hiring, and how do I protect my company from negligent-hiring liability?

     

    A negligent hiring case is a claim made by an injured party against an employer based on the theory that the employer knew or should have known about the employee’s background which, if known, should have disqualified the individual from consideration. One preventive measure for negligent hiring is to perform a reasonable background check on potential employees. 

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  • 22 Apr Consumer Data Disputes

    What can a candidate do to dispute information that has shown up on their background report that they feel is inaccurate?

     

    Under the FCRA, both the consumer reporting company and the information provider (that is, the person, company, or organization that provides information about you to a consumer reporting company) are responsible for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information in your report. To take advantage of all your rights under this law, contact the credit reporting company and the information provider. 

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  • 8 Apr Conducting a County, National, or Federal Criminal Background Check

    What is the difference between a County, National and Federal Criminal Search?

     

    By far the most frequently ordered report (79% of companies request it*), the county criminal background check provides the most current, up-to-date information about local criminal cases within the specified county. Due to increased mobility and the fact that an estimated one-third** of individuals born in the US do not reside in the state where they were born, this search can help uncover criminal records where your candidate has lived, worked or attended school in the past to get a more complete view of potential new employees. 

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  • 3 Apr What is Background Screening and Why Conduct One?

    What is background screening?

    Background screening, a.k.a., background “checking” or a background check, is the process of researching and consolidating a variety of criminal, commercial, employment, educational, and financial records about an individual. Background screening is often used by employers as part of the decision-making process when hiring an individual, and is also used as part of an ongoing risk mitigation effort by rescreening current employees on a routine basis. 

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  • 30 Mar Background Check Consent, Authorization and All Information Needed

    When will my business verification be complete? How long will it take for my business account to be set up?

    Employer verification can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days depending on the accuracy and breadth of the information you provide. If your business is registered with your state’s Secretary of State office or if you have uploaded the required documentation in the BackgroundDirect® dashboard, then verification should be expedited.  

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