Posts Tagged: background screening company

Background Screening Companies Are Being Scrutinized

How is Your Background Check Firm Measuring Up? If your company is similar to 90% of the corporations across the United States, it relies on background checks as part of the hiring process. Background screening, which may include criminal records, credit histories, driving records, employment verifications, and reference checks, is considered a valuable resource to… Read more »

3 Questions that Can Keep Your Background Screening Practices off the Front Page

Unfortunately, the old adage, “There is no such thing as bad publicity” doesn’t always ring true. In today’s tight job market, the slightest hint of an unfair hiring practice will travel fast into the headlines and even faster into the courtroom. The recent could-be class action case against Advance Auto exemplifies what can happen if… Read more »

One in Four Adults Would “Fail” a Criminal Record Check: A Lesson for Employers

One in four adults in the United States has a criminal record.  That’s a pretty startling statistic when you think about your latest applicant pool. Chances are high that you are interacting with quite a few applicants, candidates, and even employees with some type of criminal background. For some organizations, this news is startling enough… Read more »

What’s Not to “Like” About Social Media Background Checks?

The proliferation of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn create a haven of juicy details and information for employers seeking to narrow down a large field of prospective candidates or hone in on a final selection. How great it is to peer into the social world of a candidate’s Facebook page to view… Read more »

Can Your Employment Screening Program Survive a Hiring Frenzy?

If recent weeks around the Proforma Screening Solutions office are any indication, you could be facing an upswing in hiring demand this year. We’ve been seeing an unusually high volume of requests for employment background checks from our current customers. Our suppliers have reported similar trends. In our experience, hiring upticks don’t usually arrive in… Read more »

Need Help Evaluating and Selecting a Background Screening Company?

Hiring a background screening company for your employment screening program seems like a fairly straight-forward task. If your goal is to simply ‘check the box’ with the bare minimum requirements, it can indeed be a simple endeavor. But if you’re like many employers today, you have come to the following realizations: Organizations compete on the… Read more »

When It Comes to Employment Screening, Don’t Neglect the Federal Records

Your applicant could have a serious criminal record that might not be uncovered in a common national, state, or local criminal records search. And this could be trouble. Just last week we ran a background check on a gentleman who was applying for a job as a pharmaceutical courier. Without a federal criminal record check… Read more »

What to Think of a Registry for Murderers

When one of the nation’s most liberal states takes on something like a murder registry, it’s worthy of attention and easy to imagine a growing trend. The Illinois senate recently approved legislation aimed toward creating a registry for individuals released from prison after they’ve served a sentence for murder. “Andrea’s Law” — named after Andrea… Read more »