Posts Tagged: background checks

Do Background Checks Actually Stop Fraud?

do background checks actually stop fraud?

Ethical employees are an obvious key to fraud prevention within any organization. But can you ever really know your employees are ethical before you hire them? In its 2018 Report to the Nations, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) took a closer look at the impact of background checks on occupational fraud prevention. Specifically,… Read more »

When Should Employers Use a National Criminal Database Search?

Background checks are an important part of the hiring process. However, not all background checks are created equally. While local county criminal records offer the most accurate information to employers, they come at a higher price point. A national criminal database search is comparably, more affordable, and offers a tempting shortcut to employers. However, the… Read more »

10 Resume Red Flags Employers Should Investigate

resume red flags

As an employer, one of the first pieces of background research you have at your disposal is contained in the job application materials submitted by hopeful applicants. Most notably, the resume. This important summary of a person’s employment history and qualifications can contain important clues to help you identify if the applicant is worthy of… Read more »

Can a Background Check Predict the Future?

Do people with otherwise clean criminal backgrounds suddenly perform criminal acts? Should companies be able to predict this behavior and take actions to protect their customers, workforce, and public at large? Where does employer liability end and individual liability begin? Questions about the predictive value of background checks and in particular, criminal background checks, have… Read more »