Archive for May 2013

Can college crime be prevented by student background checks?

study published in the journal Injury Prevention  – authored by Carol Runyan, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health in Aurora, Colorado – found that students with criminal records prior to college were more likely to engage in criminal activity during college than students with no criminal records. The study surveyed…

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Memorial Day 2013

You can honor Memorial Day this year with the #ThankYouCampaign by simply tweeting or posting a photo thanking our troops with the hashtag #thankyoucampaign. The #ThankYouCampaign encourages all Americans to say “Thank You” to the families who have lost loved ones that served in the military. The public is asked to take part in the social…

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Florida increasing focus on summer camp background checks

pushing a proposal to require summer camps and child care providers to register in an online database. They could only access the database after completing a background check and then obtaining a special code to access the database. The database would be public and allow parents to scan it for a summer camp they are considering sending…

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10 vital steps to hiring a great team

Hiring the right employee, however, pays you back in employee productivity, a successful employment relationship, and a positive impact on your total work environment and – ultimately – your profits. Here are our ten vital steps to hiring a great team: 1. Understand your needs The first step is the most important step towards a…

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Georgia background checks increased for child care employees

background checks in the child care industry. “Parents come to us regularly. One of the first questions they ask is what measures are taken with your new employees, do they have background checks?” said the Director of Best Academy, Nancy Isaacson. Right now state and local background checks are required for child care workers but…

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FTC warns data brokers of privacy violations

warning that their practices could violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) after a test-shopping operation by the FTC indicated the companies were willing to sell consumer information without abiding by FCRA requirements. The test-shopping operation was part of a worldwide privacy protection effort. FTC staff members posed as individuals or representatives of companies seeking…

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NAPBS: Five most compelling reasons to perform background checks

NAPBS ‘History of the Screening Industry’ learning resource, one of the most valuable sections highlights the five most compelling reasons, according to NAPBS, for why organizations should perform background checks on their employees, contractors and volunteers. It provides real insight that we wanted to share with the MYB audience. Here are their key points, in summary:…

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Employment-related fraud is on the increase in the UK

report claimed that there was a 43% increase in staff fraud, which was driven by numerous factors, each of which poses a significant challenge to employers and organizations. Additional key findings include: The employment challenges facing many in the UK are undoubted catalysts behind the 22% increase in dishonest actions by staff to obtain benefit. This included…

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