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Background Screening Blog

Oil Spill Disaster

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Gulf Coast spill has been all over the news and will most likely affect the livelihoods of thousands of people in a negative way. As business owners in any venue, we must look out for the well-being of our employees. Twenty years ago, we heard a similar story with the Exxon oil disaster when people who earned their living off the land and sea had careers cut short.

The Gulf oil spill is a déjà vu of the Alaska disaster. Kent Bowen of Park City, Utah had an Alaskan fishing career when it ended with the Exxon oil disaster.

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Employment Screening Blog

More Help Wanted

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

There continues to be a small uptick in the hiring. The effects of the Great Recession continue to dampen the economy but employers are now beginning to hire in greater numbers. December 2011 saw an increase in the number of online postings for positions (93,800 more postings than in November 2011, as reported by the Conference Board). While the increase is certainly a robust increase it must be tempered with the knowledge that November postings were down signficantly (down 76,000) as were October (down 14,000).

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Integrity Testing Blog

I Feel Your Pain

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As an HR Executive, reviewing candidates for hire, you are faced with the DAUNTING task of navigating the complex landscape of EEOC, FCRA and CFPB requirements, all affecting what you can and can’t do or say... my head hurts just thinking about it. In the end you discover that with all your efforts UNQUALIFIED people still slip through and become employees. WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? HOW DID IT HAPPEN? WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? WHAT DID WE MISS?... and the most important question is HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN?

To start, nothing is 100%! There are however, new ways in which to detect HIGH-RISK candidates whose Background and Drug test come back clear.

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Tenant Screening Blog

Apartment Sector to be Among First to Recover

Friday, August 20, 2010

This morning, in an article (Early Surge Seen in Apartment Demand) published in the Investors Business Daily, the apartment sector is predicted to be among the first to experience recovery. While the labor market remains very unstable and this week's unemployment figures (increasing unemployment) don't bode well, the recovery (when it does finally occur) should visit the apartment sector first.

This is welcome news as multi-family housing has, during the current recession, become an euphemism for younger families losing their homes.

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Identity Theft Blog

FTC to examine privacy issues with 'cross-device tracking'

Monday, May 11, 2015

By Mark Pribish
Vice President and ID Theft Practice Leader

Imagine a private investigator watching your every move and listening along the way as you go about your daily activities. Welcome to "cross-device tracking," the digital investigation and tracking of our entire online lives, from social media to general Web searches, regardless of the device or platform used.

Nearly every time you use the Internet from laptops, smartphones, tablets and wearable devices that interact with applications, platforms, publishers, and software, you are being tracked by advertising and marketing companies.

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