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Child services bungle background check

background check, which led to three children being removed from their home. CPS workers in Houston placed the children in the care of Gabriel Gonzalez, a U.S.-born citizen who has never been arrested, as their mother (Gonzalez’s sister-in-law), was recovering from a drug habit. A background check determined that Gonzalez was an illegal immigrant with…

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Background checks for internet dating

background checks, can they be accurate? And if they’re not, do we give a false sense of security to people on the site?” she said. “That’s the big concern I have. If someone slips through the cracks… does that create more of a risk for people to not be more prudent?” It’s a fair comment…

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Sex offender volunteers with High school football team

A High school football team in Seattle suffered a shock recently, finding out that one of the volunteers who worked with the team turned out to be a sex offender. This was discovered only after two female students who served as managers to the team complained about inappropriate comments made to them. In yet another…

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Some interesting background screening statistics

pre-employment background check, here are a few facts and statistics that may help you make that decision… The replacement cost of a bad hire is up to 3 times the salary of the job in question. 39% of all Background Checks had at least one serious flag. Almost 10% of the employees caring for seniors…

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NC features in top 10 list for finding babysitters

Charlotte, NC has been named as the second best city in the US to find a babysitter. The list was constructed by Sittercity, who determined the ratings for each city by taking into consideration the number of babysitters located there and the average amount charged. Charlotte was placed second, with an average fee of $11.11,…

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MYB makes front page news

Mind Your Business made front page news this week…front page on Governor Bev Perdue’s website! “NC Small Business Success Story” was the primary story as you can see in the photo, showing CEO Karen Caruso hard at work contributing to the inspiring Biz Boost program. As mentioned by us in our August 17th blog post,…

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University of Virginia to change background checking policy

Yeardley Love by her ex-boyfriend George Huguely. Both played Lacrosse for the college, both came from prestigious families and both seemed representative of the future pillars of society. A story with a bright beginning ended in tragedy. This tragedy could have been prevented, had UVA required students to disclose their criminal records. Had they done…

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New security provision could have serious implications

background check. This has resulted in obvious criticism from many corners, in particular those who use such checks for pre-employment screening. The new legislation in question is the “Fairness and Accuracy in Employment Background Checks Act of 2010” . This states that a person’s arrest record would be dropped from the database if the disposition…

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Top 3 background check trends to look out for

pre-employment background screening. Here are the MYBINC 3 top tips for which trends you should expect to see in background checking in the remainder of the year and probably even in the years to come: First and foremost, quality. As mentioned before, with so many job-seekers there is no room for error, so the quality…

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NAPBS encorouges background screening in recession

NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners) has reinforced their belief that background screening should remain an integral aspect of the employment process, despite the economic downturn and high rates of unemployment. Founded in 2003, NAPBS claims to represent “the interest of companies offering tenant, employment and background screening“. It is an important part of…

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