Archive for September 2010

US swimming approves new background screening measures

background checks, approving new measures intended to ensure the safety and protection of their swimmers. All non-athlete members of USA Swimming must now pass a criminal background check – a move that will extend to around 30,000 individuals. Also, anyone who interacts with swimmers must become a member of USA Swimming. The background screenings will…

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Child care background checks brought to light

area conference brought to light issues over child care and the best practices that ought to be remembered, but often aren’t. More than 70 child care facilities attended the conference in Bloomington, IL to discuss various aspects of child care – from background checks and responsibility to tax preparation and record keeping. One of the…

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Background check nabs con artist

Background checks proved their worth in Illinois last week, with a simple check resulting in the capture of an alleged confidence man who had been living under a false name. Kopyskinski tells us that “a woman purchased a hot dog at the Holiday Star Theatre…with a credit card”. Upon learning there were no hot dogs…

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Police continue to fail background check responsibilities

previously in this blog, authorities at the highest level fail to adhere to the correct background check rules for pre-employment checks. Yet again we have another example of police departments not practicing background screening as they should, leading to officers being employed even if they have prior disciplinary problems or questionable backgrounds. Dallas News claims…

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Resume writing: Is it ok to lie on your resume?

Is is ok to lie on a resume? Will the employer really do the necessary pre-employment background screening to find out every little detail of what you’ve written? A little white lie never hurt anybody…right? Just ask George O’Leary, the Notre Dame football coach who was forced to resign five days after being hired when…

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Top tips on background checks

Mind Your Business news page relating to hints and tips for employers when performing pre-employment background checks, which I thought I would share on the blog. Here are 6 tips from the top on the hiring process: Before sending applications to MYB, please review the application to ensure all information is complete. By complete, we…

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University applicant background screening

last month, some universities are taking some big steps in ensuring the safety of their students. At some schools, applicants no longer simply need the right grades to get into their chosen school, but they need a clean background check. Cyrus Behzadi talks in the Daily Trojan about how schools may now perform background checks…

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The difference between International and Global Screening

confusing when it comes down to background screening and pre-employment checks. As the world continues to become all the more global, with both legal and illegal migrant workers in the US increasing each year, such a distinction will become important knowledge. Hopefully this explanation will help you out… Global Screening refers to a candidate who…

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