Last month, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill introduced the E-Verify System Act of 2018. This legislation would require all employers to use the E-Verify system to ensure that newly hired employees are either United States citizens or foreign nationals authorized to work in the U.S. legally. While it is already unlawful to hire an individual without…

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To better protect their riders, Uber is rolling out ongoing background checks for its drivers. According to Axios, these new ongoing background checks allow a real-time collection of background screening data data on drivers. Uber will be notified if a driver is newly charged with a criminal offense and, from there, Uber can decide if…

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We run a lot of reference checks for our clients, and we speak to many, many more organizations that have run their own reference checks in the past. The most concerning thing we see? The lack of care and attention most organizations give to these checks. A reference check is a fantastic opportunity to really get…

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Last month, Colorado regulators fined Uber $8.9 million for allowing 57 drivers with criminal or motor vehicle offenses onto its network. “We have determined that Uber had background check information that should have disqualified these drivers under the law, but they were allowed to drive anyway,” Doug Dean, director of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, CPUC,…

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An Executive Order issued earlier this month by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey instructs all state agencies to adopt new hiring procedures related to the employment of individuals with a criminal record. The order intends to provide a second chance and increased employment opportunities to Arizonans who have served their time and been released. Under the new policy,…

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NAPBS and HR.com recently released a report on their latest national survey of human resources professionals. One statistic that stood out to us: Only 23% of employers perform social media background checks and only 5% perform them for all candidates. It’s surprising that the continued rise of social media use does not correlate with the rise of social…

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So, you’ve got some background checks to do and are wondering how long you can expect it to take so you can move on to the next steps in your hiring process. Or maybe you’re on the other end, waiting for your background check to clear so you can finally land your dream job.  Either…

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survey from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has found that almost all of the employers surveyed (96%!) claimed that their organizations performed employment background screening. It’s significant progress and exciting to see just how many employers understand the value that proper screening plays in their organization. Public safety was overwhelmingly cited as…

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increasingly diverse world of employment, international backgrounds are becoming more and more common. The background screening world has yet to catch up with the  globalization of employment, though. International background checks are complex and notoriously difficult to carry out. What’s included? Each country has its own set of laws, documentation required may be different. and…

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an estimated 7.6 million Americans to be regularly working as providers in this segment by 2020. Often, this segment receives negative connotations, focused on low wages, minimal worker rights,  and at-will employment. However, there’s another side to the story. Figures from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the ONS suggest that easier routes into self-employment…

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