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August 26, 2016

All schools aim to keep students safe while providing a quality education. Recent incidents demonstrate a need for more comprehensive safeguards in educational institutions. And school boards must thoroughly review each teacher to protect student safety.

August 24, 2016

Each school year brings new considerations for employment background screenings. Employment background screenings can provide valuable insight for employers, regardless of industry. However, they can be even more vital for jobs in the education field, considering school staff work with children on a regular basis.

August 23, 2016

Finding a quality screening partner can make all the difference in conducting accurate, compliant employee background checks. With the right resources, businesses can ensure they maintain a safe work environment, avoid negligent hiring lawsuits and increase employee retention, all while remaining cost efficient. Employers must screen the company that will help them screen job candidates, and asking these five questions is a great place to start.

August 18, 2016

Despite the fact that the games in Rio are intended to foster unity and peace, security is necessary to protect attendees and athletes. This is especially true considering the safety status of Rio de Janeiro. However, recent reports suggest that security could be tighter.

August 16, 2016

What if an individual with criminal convictions shows up with a clean record during employment screening? That scenario recently became a reality for the state of Ohio. Employers often enlist the services of background screening partners to enhance internal processes, especially if they find their current system is allowing individuals to slip through the cracks.

August 12, 2016

Sometimes the most innocent intentions can yield serious consequences. This is especially true when it comes to job interviews. Employers must be careful to avoid illegal questions during interviews, here are some questions to avoid.

August 10, 2016

Soccerplex, a Maryland youth soccer organization, is revamping its background screening strategies. According to NBC's News4 Washington, the organization recently adopted a continual monitoring program, as opposed to its former once-a-year screening, to better protect its 23,000 adolescent athletes.

August 8, 2016

Requiring employers to verify their teams are eligible to work in the U.S. is nothing new for Tennessee. The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA) initiated this practice in 2011. However, an amendment will take effect in 2017 requiring companies with 50 or more workers to utilize an E-Verify system operated by the Department of Homeland Security.

August 2, 2016

When companies venture through the screening process on their own, they may inadvertently violate FCRA regulations. Waffle House faces a lawsuit because of its background check process.

July 28, 2016

Conducting background checks can reveal key information about employees that strongly indicates how they may perform on the job. However, the timing of when to take this step isn't always clear. What is the best time for companies to conduct background checks?

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