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Archive for November 2010

Credit checks and pre-employment background screening

pre-employment background screening process. On the one hand, the employer would like to know whether their potential employee is responsible fiscally; on the other hand, surely someone’s personal finances are their own business? Oregan and Illinois are two states who believe the latter – credit checks are no longer part of the background screening process…

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Why are background checks for employment important

Pre-employment background checks are a part of what Mind Your Business, Inc. is all about, and it’s important that our customers fully understand why they are an integral part of not just business, but our society today. So here are the three main reasons as to why background checks for employment are important: Protecting the…

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Illinois state lottery bidder would not have passed background check

background check, state Department of Revenue officials said. Ultimately, the bid was deficient anyway, but this revelation all but dismisses the protest filed by the bidder, Intralot. A 23 page report, released under a Freedom of Information Act request as a response to the protest, said the “questionable background of certain key executives of Intralot”…

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Background checks include screening of social networking accounts

pre-employment background checks have become a formality with most job applications. Job seekers know that potential employers may look into their employment history, education and perform a criminal record check to ensure they are honest and reliable individuals. What is not expected, yet is becoming more common, is to include social networking accounts in this…

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Challenges of prescription drugs in the workplace

A particular issue in today’s society is prescription drugs in the workplace – and as we’ve mentioned previously, there are legal battles currently in progress between employers and former-employees, where individuals have been fired for having prescription drugs in their system while at work. The employers claim that it affects the individuals ability to work,…

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Remedying the effects of identity theft

As our clients know, the desire to help people was what founded MYBINC and is the reason they continue to exist. We are here to help and protect you, your family and your business, which is why today’s blog post has a focus on protecting you from identity theft, and what to do if you…

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MYBINC Chamber of Commerce discount

Mind Your Business is proud to be a member of the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce. For those that don’t know, we offer any of our fellow members or any surrounding Chamber of Commerce members a 15% discount on any of our background screening services or packages. For further information on what we can help you…

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Parents concern over school drug testing policy

Parents in Winfield, W.Va, voiced their concerns at a Putnam County school board meeting this week regarding a student drug testing policy that school officials proposed last month. This policy will require students who are involved in sports, who drive or who partake in extra-curricular activities to submit to random drug testing, in the form…

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North Carolina drug testing regulations

As we’ve discussed before, drug testing regulations vary from state to state. Being a business based in North Carolina, it’s only natural that that’s the state we focus on. So here is a brief, five-step introduction to the drug testing regulations in ‘The Tar Heel State’: – First things first, an examiner must provide the…

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Three important lessons from background screening experience

background screening…obviously! This puts us in a privileged position, having knowledge on something that many don’t know too much about, and allows us to provide help to those who need it – whether you be an employer or a potential employee. From this experience and working day in, day out with both applicants and businesses,…

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