contact-us

Blog

Read the latest happening at Data Check and Background Investigation Industry

Employee receives employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine from a healthcare professional.

Can Businesses Require Employees to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19?

It’s been a year since the pandemic first hit, and many of us have fully adapted to an at-home or remote work setup. However, with the launch of the vaccines, employers are beginning to prepare to bring employees back. Of course, many essential businesses never had employees working from home. When gearing up for an…

Untitled design-372

How COVID-19 Is Influencing Background Check Laws by State

Amongst the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses had to evolve to changing global conditions and new regulations quickly. Office closures affected more than your company but all of them. Closures include government offices and courthouses, most of which have been operating on closed or limited schedules. Many activities like parole hearings or legal proceedings are postponed or…

A digital notification regarding a company's updated background check policy.

Is It Time to Update Your Company’s Background Check Policy?

Having a background check policy is integral to your company’s safety. Background checks serve many purposes, and it’s necessary to have a policy that outlines how they function and affect employees. However, possessing a background check policy is just one part of the puzzle. Writing an initial policy but not consistently updating it leads to…

Untitled design-333

The Background Screening That Can Impact a Business

Background screening is an integral component of any company’s hiring process, and an overwhelming majority of businesses rely on them as part of their hiring decisions. Background screenings can impact businesses in many ways. For one, they influence the team when deciding which candidate to hire. But beyond who a background check leads hiring managers…

Untitled design

Should an Employee’s Criminal Background Impact Their Salary?

As an employer, you always want to do right by your company by picking the best employees from your applicant pool. A background check is an easy way to help narrow your decision, and 72% of employers rely on background checks as an essential part of their hiring process.  When criminal records emerge in the…

Untitled design (5)

Should You Still Conduct Marijuana Drug Tests?

As the years pass, marijuana continues to be a hotly contested subject, especially regarding the workplace. Employers often wonder what their role in marijuana drug tests is and if they should conduct a marijuana drug test.  Currently, it’s quite common for employers to use drug tests initially during the hiring process and conduct random drug…

Hiring employer opens up LinkedIn app on phone to seek new potential employees.

How to Find the Right Employees on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a hugely beneficial tool for both employees and employers alike. It’s no wonder this social networking platform has taken the professional realm by storm. As the platform grows and applications from the platform pour in, it’s increasingly harder to wade through the number of applicants per job listing.  With so many options, you…

Young employer analyzing credit checks for her job applicants while sitting at a computer.

4 Reasons Why Credit Reports Matter for Hiring

Employers have a duty to run a number of various background checks on potential employees. Credit reports are one of them. Like any of the information on a background check, a credit report check provides additional information to employers on prospective employees. Credit reports can give employers insight into a person’s financial well-being and money-management…

How COVID-19 Has Changed the Way We Look at Background Checks

Our clients are telling us that their human resources and hiring departments are overwhelmed with applications. With such a large portion of the population unemployed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s only natural that every job opening gets an influx of applications. In September 2020, even the California Employment Development Department stopped taking…