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What Do You Risk When You Omit or Use a Sub-Par Background Check?

What Do You Risk When You Omit or Use a Sub-Par Background Check? A new story has broken showing the weight of what can happen when a pre-hire background check is not quite up to snuff. Today’s news actually involves an entire school district regarding a case...

Uber and Background Screening

Uber and Background Screening By now we’ve all heard about Jason Dalton in Kalamazoo, who was arrested after a wave of attacks the day before. For some inexplicable reason, after the dust had settled it seemed the media decided to turn its attention on Uber and...

TRICKY TERMS DEFINED: Clearing Up Your Background Check

TRICKY TERMS DEFINED: Clearing Up Your Background Check One of the things we pride ourselves on most at InfoQuest is the clarity we offer to our clients. In the ever-changing worlds of Human Resources and Consumer Reporting, the last thing you need weighing you down...

Tenant Screening for Property Managers: What to Look For

Tenant Screening for Property Managers: What to Look For While we do deal largely in the world of Human Resources, we are also well versed in the applicant screening process for property management. There are many platforms available to assist property managers in...

Social Media Screening and the Federal Government

Social Media Screening and the Federal Government Confirmation has come from the Federal Government that Social Media history will be reviewed as a part of its pre-employment process for security clearance. Today we will be breaking down some key details about the new...

SC’s Sex Offender Registry Dilemma

SC’s Sex Offender Registry Dilemma Some organizations think of a Sex Offender Registry as a simple web search that will track down any and all offenders with the click of a button. We’re here to tell you that not all of them are created equal and, as the...

Let’s Talk About Social Media Screening

Let’s Talk About Social Media Screening More than 70% of companies are now using social media sites to recruit candidates, but for some reason less than 20% are using those same sites as a screening tool. It’s a controversial topic, but given the fact that...

Employment Background Checks are Vital, Here’s Why

Employment Background Checks are Vital, Here’s Why There are many reasons employers take a deeper look at both new applicants and existing employees, and the channels they go through can vary depending on the type of position. Today we review a few examples of...

Compliance Download: A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA

Compliance Download: A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA Are you providing the proper documentation to a rejected candidate in the event your decision was influenced by the consumer report? It’s important to have the right information on your side to avoid...

Breaking Down the Background Check: Who Can’t I Hire?

Breaking Down the Background Check: Who Can’t I Hire? So you’ve got the background check for your applicant and there is a ton of information, but what exactly are you looking for? Who can’t you hire according to the standards within your industry?...

Background Checks: New York County Searches Explained

Background Checks: New York County Searches Explained In the world of background checks, not all county searches are created equal – and New York is definitely one of the trickiest states to navigate. Some counties allow record searches, while others have...

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