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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Credit Report Do's

“Two Do’s” of Using Credit Reports in the Hiring Process

It’s fair to say that most people have experienced some degree of financial strain at one time or another in …

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Background Screening
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Employment Verifications: 4 Best Practices You or Your Background Screening Company Should Follow

Job seekers, more than ever, are trying to stand out of the crowd in this highly-competitive job market. One of …

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Employment Verification
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4 Building Blocks to a Comprehensive Employment Criminal Background Check

Just jump on the computer, punch in the applicant’s personal information and get a nice, neat report of any criminal …

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Criminal Records
Screening Volunteers

Screening Volunteers to Protect Non-Profit Organizations

Volunteerism in the United States surpasses all other countries and is one of the many things that makes our nation …

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Background Screening
Ban the Box

Ban the Box: What Hiring Managers Need to Know

What is it? The so-called “ban the box” movement is popping up all across the country. Ban the box is …

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Compliance
EEOC Enforcement Guidance

Clarifying the Employer Burden Under EEOC Enforcement Guidance

The heated debate over the legitimacy and fairness of the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance (No: N-915-.002) issued back in April of …

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Compliance
FCRA Compliance FAQ

New Legal Trends Impacting Candidate Screening

The legal landscape related to employment background screening is changing at a much faster pace these days. The federal Fair …

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Compliance
Medical Marijuana

Will Medical Marijuana Impair Your Background Screening?

Fifteen of 50 states now have medical marijuana laws on the books. A wave of employer protections follows closely behind …

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Background Screening
Compliance

FCRA Non-Compliance Cost Employer $5.9 Million

According to a recent cincinnati.com article, First Group America (FGA) has settled a class-action lawsuit totaling $5.9 million for failure …

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Compliance

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