Is Las Vegas a lesson or just another senseless tragedy? We’ve had quite a few tragedies recently, the most recent being the Las Vegas massacre. Whenever a crazy person goes on a rampage, I’m asked about gun laws and background checks. Currently, there are laws stating you are required to have a background check to […]
What the UBER, driver??? The Today Show ran a great story about an Uber driver who went on a shooting spree in between picking up customers. The question in the video was how effective are Uber’s background checks? The answer may scare you. See the video here: The head of Uber security attempted […]
2015 brought us new changes to the background check industry.
New states added ban the box and in November, Obama required federal agencies to add ban the box. Click the blog title to read more!
One of the most common questions I hear is why pay for a background check on an applicant if I can just Google the person?
I received a flyer from a local company today asking for my advertising dollars. I will not name the company, but I happen to know this local company does business with mostly national companies-business they could easily do with local companies. I was tempted to mail back their form with a “I’ll advertise with you […]
My topic today is the difference in background checks-both in types and in providers. So, first let’s talk about the difference between types of background checks. There are many types of background checks-from criminal, to motor vehicle, credit, eviction, civil records, I9s, etc. You can access background checks in many ways-online, snail mail or […]
Let’s talk about the difference between a criminal arrest and conviction and why it matters to you. First, a criminal arrest is just that- it means a person was arrested for some reason. A conviction is totally different. A conviction means the person has gone through the court process and is assumed guilty of a […]
On July 22, 2014 The National Law Review reported that Illinois passed Ban-the-Box legislation that prohibits employers from inquiring on its application, or during early stages of an application review, as to a prospective employee’s criminal background. House Bill 5701 entitled the “Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act” was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on […]
When Hiring Teachers- You may wonder why it’s important to do a background check on your applicants. After all, aren’t some of them full or part time teachers (or at least in the industry) and therefore have been vetted by the school or another agency? Well, the answer is…NO. What happens is most schools and […]
The death of Hailey Owens is something we still hear in the media. We were hit especially hard in Springfield, MO. What made it worse was the man who killed the little girl was a teacher’s aide, coach and trusted society member. Many questions were asked; many accusations thrown. The bottom line, though, is this […]