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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A question we’re asked time and again, always responding with an answer the questioner doesn’t want to hear… It depends. Background checks take different amounts of time because, well, background checks can be different. However, in general, most background checks can be completed between three days to two weeks. FBI checks usually take a little…

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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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8,000 Uber and Lyft drivers had been banned from driving for ride-sharing apps after having their background checks re-assessed as part of a new Massachusetts law. It seems that many may be able to get their job back as 455 drivers who failed the state’s background check system recently won their appeals. In response to the original ban,…

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according to the Boston Globe. Uber added that the unlimited reach of the government’s background checks is unfair to drivers: “Thousands of people in Massachusetts have lost access to economic opportunities as a result of a screening that includes an unfair and unjust indefinite lookback period.” Per state law, Massachusetts-run background checks are able to search…

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