Published Background Screening Articles

The EEOC Convenes to Discuss Hiring Practices for People with Arrest and Conviction Records

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has planned a series of talks to examine the implications of various hiring practices on people with arrest and conviction records. The first meeting, held on July 26, 2011, also explored employers’ best practices and current legal standards.  Read full article >>

Avoid These Background Check Mistakes

Employment background checks are a valuable strategic endeavor for organizations that compete on the quality of their workforce. Yet many employers are finding themselves faced with increasing legislative control and legal attention due to mistakes made by themselves or others who incorrectly use background checks to inform their hiring decisions. These mistakes, while often unintentional, result in unfair hiring practices that threaten applicants and employers alike.  Read full article >>

9 Tips for Selecting a Pre-Employment Background Screening Company

One of the biggest challenges for any organization is finding and selecting the right employees for their workplaces. The right employees can give a company significant competitive advantage while a single bad hire can cause irreparable harm. A background screening company serves an important role in delivering quick, accurate, and comprehensive information to fuel better hiring decisions by providing information about the past behaviors, actions, and experience of their applicants. Read full story >>


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