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November 10, 2014 The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening
The Importance of Using and Understanding Background Check Screening By Todd R. Carpenter 2014-06-05 Download Article Part of building a successful organization begins with hiring qualified employees and volunteers that fit into your culture. Good hiring decisions help position a
September 27, 2011 We Should Have Known. But We Didn’t.
You review the resume, conduct the interview, pick the perfect candidate, and make a job offer. Now you have the person start immediately, right? Wrong. What you don’t know about a job applicant can hurt you. It’s not good business practice to hire just anyone who walks through your door.
September 27, 2011 The FCRA and Your Background Screening Program
Background checks are an important part of your business process. As part of your screening program, it’s crucial to know and understand the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
November 24, 2010 Managing Your Background Screening Programs – Free Tips To Get You Started the Right Way
Managing your background screening programs on potential employees is a major part of the business process. We're here to help provide education so you create and implement a process that’s right for your business and keeps you compliant.
November 24, 2010 IntelliCorp Receives National Association of Professional Background Screeners NAPBS) Accreditation!
IntelliCorp Receives National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Accreditation!
July 6, 2011 Highly Engaged Workplace
Recent research from Towers Perrin reveals that U.S. workers remain focused on their jobs despite the tough economic climate, job layoffs, and other business challenges. On the surface, this may seem positive to employers who are concerned about retaining key talent or reducing the costly effects of employee turnover. However, the study also revealed that relatively few of the surveyed employees exhibited high levels of engagement or personal attachment to their jobs.
July 6, 2011 Nasa's Background-Screening Techniques In Question
NASA's background-screening techniques vs an individual's right to privacy.

Pamela Devata was quoted in the April 1, 2010 Human Resource Executive article, "High Court to Hear Background Screening Case." The article discussed a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving NASA's background-screening techniques and an individual's right to privacy. According to the article...
July 6, 2011 NSHRM Looking To Form A New Certification Examination For Professionals Involved In Hiring Activities
Students in the graduate industrial-organizational psychology program have been tapped to help compile data for the National Society for Human Resource Management (NSHRM). They are collecting information in targeted areas such as employment law, strategic workforce planning, interviewing and selection methods, talent acquisition, training and development, and compensation.

Their research will help form a new certification examination for professionals involved in hiring activities.
July 6, 2011 Pre-Hire Drug Tests Are Up -- A Key Sign Of Employment Growth
The pee cup is starting to look half full. First-quarter financial results from New Brighton-based Medtox Scientific and two other lab companies that process pre-employment drug tests suggest there's a promising...
July 6, 2011 TransUnion Fights To Keep Credit Checks In Employment Screenings
TransUnion, the Chicago-based credit reporting agency controlled by the powerful Pritzker family, is fighting to preserve the use of credit checks in employment screening, even as several states, including Illinois, threaten to outlaw the practice in most circumstances as discriminatory.
July 23, 2009 Negligent Hiring: Employer Risk
You’ve conducted the interview, found the perfect candidate, and made the employment offer. Now just have the person start immediately, right? Wrong.
July 6, 2011 Criminal Records: Dissecting the Data
Unlike traditional data obtained from insurance providers, criminal records possess complexities that make data acquisition and delivery very challenging.
October 14, 2010 Background Checks Help Reduce Liability
A single negligent hiring lawsuit can cost millions of dollars, and even if a poor hiring decision doesn’t result in a lawsuit, the subsequent negative publicity can cause irreparable damage to a company’s reputation.
April 1, 2009 Risk Management and Background Checks—When it comes to your business, you cannot afford to take chances
A single negligent –hiring lawsuit can cost a business or organization millions of dollars. But even if a bad hire doesn’t result in a lawsuit, bad publicity can destroy a company.
January 1, 2009 Fraud Mitigation through Background Checks
Employee fraud is a situation most businesses don’t like to confront, let alone discuss. Fraud can pervasive and perpetrated in many forms, and it can be difficult to identify.
October 14, 2010 Background Checks Help Minimize Shrinkage, Curtail Violence, and Reduce Liability
Until recently, the retail industry considered shrinkage a problem cased primarily by shoplifters outside of the organization. Modern research, however, suggests employees, not shoplifters, are one of the top causes of shrink in the retail sector --leading many companies and business owners to rethink their theft prevention strategies.
August 13, 2008 Risk Management and Volunteer Selection ─ Protecting society and the nonprofit organization
In today’s society and troubled economic times, nonprofit organizations are faced with the increasing challenge of how to accomplish their purpose while protecting the society they serve. Volunteers who represent nonprofit organizations often have high visibility and frequent contact with a population at risk; and they are the individuals with whom the population served by a nonprofit organization interacts with first ─ and on a reoccurring basis.
May 9, 2008 Risk Management and Background Checks—When it comes to your healthcare organization, you can’t take chances
Inadequate due diligence and negligent hiring practice in the healthcare sector harms not only an organization, but its patients, as well.

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