I-9 Verification – An Extra Step for Safety

Your candidate’s background check is done. An offer of employment has been made and accepted. But there is one last step you can take to keep your workplace safe. I-9 Verification. The I-9 process itself has been required by the U.S. government for years. New procedures have been created by the federal Department of Homeland …

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Another Trap: The “Bait and Switch” Package

Another aspect of background screening that can confuse employers is the fact that there is no standardization as to what background firms are offering. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to compare offerings from different background firms without an insider’s knowledge of how screening works. For example, some screening firms offer a “package” where they …

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Trap for the Unwary: Choosing a Screening Firm (Data and Privacy Protection)

Despite significant attention in the U.S. on data and privacy protection, there is a major hole that most American consumers are not aware of: that a great deal of Personal and Identifiable Information (PII) is sent offshore for processing where there is no real protection. As a practical matter, once data on a U.S. resident …

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