Everything You Need to Know About the 7-Year Lookback Rule in Employment Background Checks

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As an employer, obtaining a background check on a potential future employee is the simplest way to protect your investment. A background check can provide identity verification, financial records, reference checking, criminal records, and sex offender status.  Despite the thorough information the background check can provide, it can have some limitations. Specific criminal data may…

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Should Your Company Be Using This Popular Type of Background Check?

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Human resource departments know that conducting background checks can be one of the most helpful aspects of the hiring process. While potential employees put their best foot forward in resumes, applications, and interviews, these portions only provide a limited scope of information about a candidate. Performing external reviews and finding extra data helps construct a…

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Should You Do Periodic Background Checks on Current Employees?

Businesses lose millions of dollars each year due to employees who have a negative change in their behavior. Most companies perform an employment background check before hiring an individual. At the time of hire, the employee’s record might be clean, but it could change as time goes on.  A background check at the time of…

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Hiring Done Right: Include Factual Data in the Process

Onboarding new employees is a risk for many businesses. While on the hunt for candidates, they’re likely churning through applications looking for candidates who have the qualifications and background needed to excel at the job. But as many a manager has come to find out, sometimes those qualifications aren’t the only thing that matters.  Personality…

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Tips for Jobseekers and Employers

Are you in the market for a new job? Are you a hiring manager that goes through hundreds of applications daily when an ad is put out? More than 90 percent of hiring employers conduct background checks in the present, with a smaller amount requiring credit screenings and drug tests. Don’t let this essential hiring…

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How Important is a Pre-Employment Background Check in a Hiring Decision?

Pre-employment background checks aren’t a sign of mistrust or an invasion of privacy; they are an important step in finding the best employees and protecting your company from the risks that come with untrustworthy workers. There are a number of important reasons for conducting pre-employment background checks, starting with the fact that 10 percent of job…

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How Background Checks Can Prevent Lawsuits

Conducting a background check before hiring a prospective employee can prevent potential lawsuits from other employees and customers, as well as from an applicant who is rejected for a position. Courts have ruled that employers have a duty to protect employees, customers, and clients from violence in the workplace. If an employee intentionally injures someone…

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