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How Outsourcing Employment Verifications & Education Verifications Protects the Integrity of Background Checks

When developing background screening programs, many employers and hiring managers first assess their organization’s needs. They typically create a list of necessary background check components, and look for a vendor like AccuSource to meet their...

San Francisco Bans the Use of Salary History in the Hiring Process

Pay inequity has been a hot-button issue in the United States for many years; with women and minorities historically earning significantly less than their non-minority, male counterparts. Now, in 2017, the topic continues to grow in popularity, but...

What to do if you uncover criminal history during the background check process

As pre-employment background check procedures continue to exist as a large part of the hiring process, there are instances where an employer will find that the applicant has a criminal history.

Handling this sensitive manner in a professional way is...

How to Start Using Pre-employment Background Checks

The hiring process is a lot like dating in the 21st century. You assume everyone on the latest dating app is embellishing at least one of their characteristics, and you hope it isn't the part about not having a criminal past.

Fortunately, our more...

An Insider’s Guide to the Hidden Costs of Background Checks

For many hiring managers, the cost of performing background checks is a small price to pay for the assurance of hiring the right individual for a job. Others, especially those leading the human resource functions of small businesses, may look at...

How To Conduct Background Checks The Right Way


The legalities of background checks often make them a hurdle many HR managers wish to avoid. Federal guidelines, such as those released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2012, are intended to mitigate the discriminatory...

Employment History Check: How To Avoid Negligent Hiring


As an employer, hiring the right individual can save time and money. Although finding a good employee can be tedious, once the process starts and individuals are seriously being considered, your human resources department should have an employment...

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