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Archive for December 2010

What can we expect for background screening in 2011

As 2010 draws to a close, we can take a look back on what has been quite a significant year in the background screening industry, and a look forward at what promises to be another challenging year ahead. The pre-employment background screening industry finds itself in a very different position than it was in this…

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Worker loses job due to false background screening information

Kevin Hutchinson, 32, of North Philadelphia, is one of many job-seekers out there, keen to be part of the workforce but suffering due to the current economic climate. Unfortunately for him, Hutchinson has recently fallen victim to what some experts say is a disturbing consequence of background screening – erroneous information gathered by careless or…

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Women stole background check information

Four women have been arrested on accusations they stole background check information, and used it to make personal profit. Angela Cuellar, 32; Yolanda Ramos, 38; Diane Rivera, 33, and Christine Elifritz, 29, were indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to commit identity theft. Cuellar is also charged with six substantive…

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Women suing school for performing credit check

A woman is suing the University of Miami after her job offer at the college’s medical school was revoked due to bad credit found on a background check. The topic of credit checks and the role they should play in pre-employment background checks is one we are hearing a lot about recently, and some are…

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Background check provides false information for Tennessee job-seeker

A man in Tennessee had to prove he wasn’t a criminal, after his background check stated he was. Michael Ray Brown’s background was delved into by Sterling Infosystems, a company used by temporary agency Pro Logistics to check for possible criminal histories of prospective employees. He had applied for a job at Rich Products Corporation…

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Oregan background screening and credit checks

We’re all aware of the debates going on in almost every state regarding credit checks, and the role they should play in employment background screening. For those in Oregon, here’s a closer look at the changes that have been discussed and what you can expect in 2011… Purpose and Scope (1) It is the policy…

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Background check reveals doctor 'faked it' for 15 years

A background check ended a 15-year charade by a man who claimed to be a doctor. During his time working in Royal Oak, Michigan, he lined up federal grants and even trained hospital staff without having any of the medical credentials he had claimed in his resume. The Detroit Press claims a staffer at Beaumont…

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Massachusetts CORI reform

As a leader in pre-employment background screening, MYB knows the importance of passing on news and information to the public as soon as we hear about it. Here is an update regarding Massachusetts background check changes in policy: On August 6, 2010, Governor Patrick signed into law a reform measure that makes significant changes to…

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Humane society thanks MYB for donation

As discussed last week, charity and helping others is an integral part to the way Mind Your Business works, and one of the key reasons as to why they thrive. As recent sponsors for a Blue Ridge Humane Society, MYB received a kind thank you note for their charitable donation and work towards the event,…

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What shows up in a background check

So what actually shows up in a background check? Well this depends on a variety of factors – primarily, who is performing the background check and what information they are trying to obtain. Seeing as this is a blog for pre-employment background screening, that is what we’ll focus on in this post. Let’s take a…

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