Industry Insights

We take a helpful guide approach to the Clarifacts Industry Insights blog, answering questions we often get from HR professionals. Here you will find in-depth articles on criminal records to help navigate everything from federal crimes to misdemeanors. And we also offer practical tips for things like screening volunteers and employment verifications.

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Are Company Closures Slowing Your Background Screening?

Strategies for verifying employment when businesses close U.S. companies have closed in record numbers due to COVID-19. Recent figures indicate …

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Background Screening Employment Verification
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Misdemeanors Matter

Three reasons why you shouldn’t overlook misdemeanor criminal records on an employee’s background check You get the criminal record report …

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Criminal Records
Federal Criminal Records

A Helpful HR Guide to Federal Criminal Records

Understanding Federal Crimes and Criminal Records Don’t make a federal case out of it! This plea was often thrown out …

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Criminal Records
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How to Avoid the #1 Education Verification Pitfall

This time of year is synonymous with graduation when the culmination of years of hard work finally pays off in …

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Education Verification
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Three Lies Job Applicants Tell about Criminal Records

For most people, answering the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?” is no cause for anxiety. But …

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Criminal Records
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What’s in a Name? Criminal Record Searches and Aliases/AKAs

“Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Robert Baker, but you can call me Bob…or Rob Baker… or Rob Wilson-Baker… or …

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Criminal Records
criminal record turnaround time

Where the $%!# is the Background Check Report?

“How long does the background check take to complete?” This is no doubt one of the top 3 questions we …

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Background Screening
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Tune Up Your Hiring Process with Driving Record Reports

Clarifacts may have recently celebrated our 16th birthday, but that doesn’t mean we’re inexperienced behind the wheel.  Since 2001, we’ve …

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Background Screening
Compliance and Regulations

FCRA Requirements: 4 Steps Employers Must Follow to Stay in Compliance

When you receive the Consumer Report from your background screening company, also called a consumer reporting agency (CRA), do you …

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