background screening companies

Gig economy set to impact background screening in 2018

Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, according to population estimates released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau (shared by Pew Research). With millennials being a more transient, adaptable, and flexible generation that those before, we’re sure to see such population trends have an impact on employment. In one particular…

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Screening company disappears, slowing pre-employment process

Maryland fingerprinting company Worldwide Management was hired to provide criminal background checks and fingerprinting services as part of the pre-employment process. The company then vanished from its mall location, leaving those who had paid for screening services in the lurch. In addition, Worldwide Management owed the state of Maryland more than $300,000 for collections and…

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Four reasons to hire a pre employment screening service

Within the past year, Dallas has seen an increase in ride-sharing companies. Similar to taxi services, ride-sharing companies like UberX help commuters get to work or meetings without contributing to clogged highways and stubborn rush-hour traffic, or without wear and tear on their vehicles. However, after it was discovered that one of UberX’s drivers had…

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Types of background checks, and what you can expect

Some states now have “ban the box” laws to prevent discrimination; however, in some occupations, a felony can disqualify you from consideration, such as jobs in which employees are expected to work with children.) When you hire a background screening company, they get in touch with a candidate’s past employers, the county clerk in the…

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Service accused of ‘dumping’ government background checks

U.S. Investigations Services was charged with making false claims and breaching a government contract after it was discovered that more than 665,000 background screenings had been fraudulently labeled as completed. The company allowed approximately 40 percent of their investigations to be “dumped” — or marked “complete” without a thorough screening having been performed  — by…

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When background checks go wrong

a done deal – but then a routine background check gone awry surprised the company and Jackson with a detail even he didn’t know: his name appeared on national list of registered sex offenders. Jackson, 27, alleges in a suit filed in U.S. district court last week that the consumer reporting agency that ran his…

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How to hire an employment verification service

employment verification and wondered what it really is, where you can obtain this verification from and what the process is for doing so. The answer to all three questions? An employment verification service. An employment verification service is a company that can provide employers with verification on their employees – whether these employees are long-standing,…

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SBA Small Business Person of the Year Award 2011: MYB Official Press Release

CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Karen Caruso, CEO of Mind Your Business, Inc. (MYB) the North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year for 2011. She was nominated by Annice Brown and Clark Fields of the North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center, Western Regional Center. MYB conducts pre-employment…

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Media attention well received by MYB

We recently posted how Mind Your Business CEO Karen Caruso has been selected as the 2011 North Carolina Small Business Person of the Year by the US Small Business Association (SBA). This accolade has not gone unnoticed in the North Carolina region, with the story being picked up by several newspapers. Most recently, the Winston-Salem…

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