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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Daters often ask me if I would do a background check on the significant (or not so significant) other. This is especially popular for the brave souls who venture the online dating world. The conversation usually begins with one of the following: “I met this person online and I want to make sure he/she is […]
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 […]