pre-employment background screening. It has joined Hawaii, Washington, Illinois and Oregon by curbing employers use of employment credit checks, and is another state who agrees that an individual’s personal financial situation should not be applicable when considering their ability to perform a job. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Maryland Job Applicant Fairness…

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The short answer is yes, employers really do check your references. Reference checks are often the first step in the pre-employment process post-application review. These checks are a means for employers to filter unqualified applicants from the applicant pool. This allows qualified applicants to move into an official background check process. References matter. Why? References…

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CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Karen Caruso, CEO of Mind Your Business, Inc. (MYB) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2011. She was nominated by Annice Brown and Clark Fields of the North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center, Western Regional Center. MYB conducts pre-employment…

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Information from a background check has been presented providing evidence that the new police chief of Jasper, TX has a criminal past, according to the Beaumont Enterprise. Jasper Mayor Mike Lout said the city council never received information in Rodney Pearson’s applicant packet that he had been accused of passing bad checks in two West…

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healthcare costs – including workers compensation, reduce overall productivity, and statistics show drug and alcohol abusers to be ten times more likely of taking time off work. It is safe to say that minimizing drugs in the workplace should be at the forefront of a company’s foundation to avoid detrimental costs. Promoting a safe, healthy,…

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background check process, all are implemented to ensure the candidate will be beneficial to the company. The background check process is in place to confirm stated facts about previous experience in the candidate’s application as well as their personal history. The primary parts of the background check process are past employment verification, criminal history and,…

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schools are failing to reach background check targets, the HR director of the specific school in question has chosen to resign. In the previous blog post, we discussed how at schools in Brockton, MA, background checks have not been performed on teachers and other school employees in more than three years, putting the department in…

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we ran a story regarding Match.com, and how many were calling for its members to face background checks prior to being able to register. Online dating checks have been discussed for years yet, at the time, Mandy Ginsberg – General Manager of Match.com claimed that “if we provide background checks, can they be accurate? And…

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With social media websites effectively being free databases of information on their users, many employers are using sites such as Facebook or LinkedIn to perform their own background checks on job applicants. Facebook background checks are a prominent occurrence, due to the regularity of Facebook privacy changes. As users don’t keep up-to-date with the changes,…

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We recently posted how Mind Your Business CEO Karen Caruso has been selected as the 2011 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year by the US Small Business Association (SBA). This accolade has not gone unnoticed in the North Carolina region, with the story being picked up by several newspapers. Most recently, the Winston-Salem…

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