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?
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a sad state of affairs when we have to place our parents or grandparents in a nursing home. It is even worse when we have to worry about whether the employees will steal from our loved ones. Unfortunately, this happens more than you may wish to believe. It is such a huge problem, the […]
Recently, I’ve noticed background checks are suddenly newsworthy! Unfortunately, it is not usually good news. For example, the recent navy yard shooting by the IT dude is a topic of interest by many talking heads. The one point they are quick to discuss is the background check (or lack thereof) of the shooter. No one […]
The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to ten data broker companies warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements.