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Employment screening: a look back at 2015

as always — the great year that both Mind Your Business and the background screening industry have had. There have been significant strides in the employment industry over the past year, with legislation improving employment equality introduced, minimum wage increases, and a reduction in wage theft. Industry Issues It was another emphatic year for the…

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MYB staff attends National 8(a) Winter Conference

Mind Your Business’ acceptance into the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, a few members of the MYB staff had the opportunity to attend the National 8(a) Winter Conference at the beginning of February. The conference took place in Orlando, Fla., and included seminars on how best to navigate frequently changing policies, ways to…

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3 MYB employees become TSA trusted agents

HENDERSONVILLE, NC — Four MYB employees — Jen Adams, Lauren McIntyre, Sherry Willis, and Antje Owens — have become certified trusted agents for the Transportation Security Administration, and are now contracted with MorphoTrust and Universal Enrollment Services to perform TSA pre-checks, HAZMAT Endorsement (HME) and Transportation Worker Identification Credential(TWIC) enrollment. The TSA is transitioning some of…

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Employment Screening: A look back at 2014

INDUSTRY TRENDS The ban-the-box movement continued to gain traction in more cities and states, and 2014 saw Washington D.C., New Jersey and Delaware pass their own versions of state-wide ban-the-box laws. Now, more than 30 states have some type of laws to protect those with criminal backgrounds and help them to find employment without being…

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MYB CEO completes Goldman Sachs’ ‘10,000 businesses’ program

Hendersonville, N.C., December 17, 2014 — Mind Your Business CEO Karen Caruso has graduated from the “10,000 Small Businesses” course, an exclusive business-management program hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She was accepted into the program this fall, and completed the curriculum at Babson College, MA. During her time in the program, Caruso attended 100…

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How to hire reliable seasonal workers

workers are less likely to undergo thorough screening, and are also more likely to steal from their employers. To protect your business this Christmas, make sure you hire quality workers. Contact previous employers. When the applicant fills out his or her job application, request a list of previous jobs as well as the names and…

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MYB attends NAPBS Annual Conference in Colorado

Mind Your Business headed out to Denver last week for the National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ 2014 annual conference. The conference included breakout educational sessions, an exhibition with more than 40 companies presenting on the tradeshow floor, and a keynote speech by Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller. Education sessions included information on legal issues…

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MYB CEO speaks at business development seminar aimed at women business owners

Asheville business development seminar, hosted by the North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center. Over the past month, the SBTDC has hosted several of these seminars for female small business owners, with a variety of topics covered. Each of the seminars included discussions about marketing your company as a woman-owned small business and how…

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MYB receives Incumbent Workforce Development Program grant

Hendersonville, N.C., September 1, 2014 — Mind Your Business recently became the proud recipient of a North Carolina Incumbent Workforce Development Program (IWDP) grant. This honor allows MYB to add value to the company by focusing on closing the skill gaps for employees, through improving education via training and certifications. Employees that are “incumbent workers”…

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