Stay up-to-date on background screening trends.

To help you stay informed, we’ve put together this collection of news and insights on hiring, human resources and, of course, employment background screening.

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

“Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Robert Baker, but you can call me Bob…or Rob Baker… or Rob Wilson-Baker… or Robbie Wilson.” Wouldn’t it be nice if job applicants listed every …

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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 helped our clients avoid a lot of potholes by providing …

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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 hear from HR professionals; and for good reason. The background …

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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 know what your next step is legally if you don’t …

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“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 their lives. Maybe it’s a late or missed student loan …

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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 the risks employers face is hiring a dishonest employee who …

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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 records he or she may have. Sounds great, right? It …

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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 great. About 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an …

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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 the snappy name referring to legislation that, among other restrictions, requires …

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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 2012, continues to broil. From an employer’s perspective, the phrase …

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