background investigations

Hire Qualified Seasonal Employees with a Certified Background Check

Black Friday 2019 is just weeks away, and retailers across the nation are already searching for qualified seasonal help. Finding good seasonal employees that are dependable, honest, and skilled in customer service means happier customers and larger sales. A worthy goal considering that last year Americans spent over $700 billion during the holiday season! Not…

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The MYB Difference in a Background Check

With a background check a necessary part of today’s hiring process, there are an array of options for completing pre-employment screening. With over two decades of experience, MYB is able to combine experience and accreditation with personalized service and care. “A comprehensive background check empowers employers with the appropriate tools to make an informed hiring…

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E-Verify to dispose of decade-old records

purging all transaction records that are more than 10 years old from its system database. This is in an attempt to minimize the amount of Personal Identifiable Information that the U.S. Government maintains, to reduce the risk of online security threats. E-Verify is a free web-based application that allows employers to ensure that their employees…

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Amazon violates Federal Law with employee background checks

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). When he applied for a job with Amazon as a “puller” at one of the online retailer’s distribution centers in November 2013, Williams also filled out a form giving SMX the authority “to obtain his consumer report for employment purposes.” That form stated that if anything is found in the…

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Don’t put all your eggs in one database when it comes to background checks

In their editorial, Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers and California Rep. Adam B. Schiff stated that all volunteers and potential hires working in these types of positions should be screened through the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System. Rogers and Schiff described the FBI fingerprint database as “the most robust criminal background check [system] available” and…

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Study: College graduates undergo more background checks than executives

A new study by U.K. background-screening firm HireRight shares some scary statistics. In interviews with 140 human resources representatives, all of whom are employed by companies with more than 5,000 employees, researchers found that it is quite common for executive-level employees to undergo fewer background checks and screening processes than the typical entry-level, college graduate…

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MBA programs see increase in applicant background verification

It is becoming more and more common for higher education programs and schools to conduct background checks on its applicants. However, unlike schools that want to confirm students’ criminal histories, these business school programs are more interested in whether its applicants are being honest on their applications. Depending on the school or MBA program, employment…

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Federal government implemented background check changes over past 12 months

Since last October, the federal government has made big strides in reforming the way that it conducts background checks on its employees and contractors. The single biggest change was that the government fired the background screening company that had been performing about 40 percent of its investigations, or about 21,000 background investigations each month. That…

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New York City considering pre-employment credit check ban

once again introduced legislation that would prevent city employers from utilizing credit checks in determining whether a candidate is a good fit for a job. Jobs that require credit checks under state or federal law would, of course, be exempt from the new law, should it pass. Employers often utilize credit checks in determining whether…

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