Archive for August 2010

Supreme Court ruling makes public records harder to access

background checks – making access to such information very difficult, particlarly if the subject has a common name. “Businesses who are doing background checks are going to get multiple hits off persons who are not the person applying, but they’re not going to have a way to sort that out”, says Pat Davis of the…

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Some interesting background screening statistics

pre-employment background check, here are a few facts and statistics that may help you make that decision… The replacement cost of a bad hire is up to 3 times the salary of the job in question. 39% of all Background Checks had at least one serious flag. Almost 10% of the employees caring for seniors…

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MYB certified by HUB

Biz Boost program and received nominations for SBA awards. This recent accolade goes some way to providing an insight as to just how far MYB has come in recent years, and offers inspiration to small business owners or female business owners, who may feel as though they are trying to swim against the current with…

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NC features in top 10 list for finding babysitters

Charlotte, NC has been named as the second best city in the US to find a babysitter. The list was constructed by Sittercity, who determined the ratings for each city by taking into consideration the number of babysitters located there and the average amount charged. Charlotte was placed second, with an average fee of $11.11,…

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MYB makes front page news

Mind Your Business made front page news this week…front page on Governor Bev Perdue’s website! “NC Small Business Success Story” was the primary story as you can see in the photo, showing CEO Karen Caruso hard at work contributing to the inspiring Biz Boost program. As mentioned by us in our August 17th blog post,…

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Job applicants under close scrutiny

pre-employment background screening and the role that this plays in making sure you make the right hiring decisions. “The consequences of making the poor hiring decision are enormous” Aiken says, and he is right. There are several examples in this blog alone that emphasize this, and it’s about time big businesses realize of these checks.…

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The reality of the Illinois credit check law

recently blogged about the new legislation brought in by Governor Quinn stating that credit checks were no longer allowed to be part of pre-employment background checks. The legislation prohibits employers from discriminating between possible employees based on their credit history. However, as was expected, opponents have now come out, claiming that there are some pretty…

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University of Virginia to change background checking policy

Yeardley Love by her ex-boyfriend George Huguely. Both played Lacrosse for the college, both came from prestigious families and both seemed representative of the future pillars of society. A story with a bright beginning ended in tragedy. This tragedy could have been prevented, had UVA required students to disclose their criminal records. Had they done…

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Lawsuit for Kentucky nursing home

Lexington Herald-Leader, a nursing home in Kentucky has had a lawsuit filed against them for hiring a maintenance worker with a criminal background. Laws in Kentucky state that criminal background checks must be filed only against individuals who work directly with residents, but not against ‘support staff’ such as food staff, maintenance staff and custodians.…

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New security provision could have serious implications

background check. This has resulted in obvious criticism from many corners, in particular those who use such checks for pre-employment screening. The new legislation in question is the “Fairness and Accuracy in Employment Background Checks Act of 2010” . This states that a person’s arrest record would be dropped from the database if the disposition…

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