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Background Screening: Who Is the Unseen Risk to Your Workplace?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you perform a background check on your new hires, your company is protected, right?

Not if you are letting contract and temporary workers slip through the cracks.

The majority of companies have people on their premises that are not officially “company employees".

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, background screening company, background check, Data Facts

Data Facts Awarded Prestigious Accreditation from NAPBS

Posted by datafactssolutions

Nov 29, 2012 2:53:00 PM

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) recently announced that Data Facts, Inc. has successfully proved compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC Accredited.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, NAPBS, background check, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Applicant References: Proceed With Caution!

Posted by datafactssolutions

Oct 23, 2012 12:34:09 PM

During the pre-employment screening process, employers often check the applicant’s criminal history, education, and references. References can be from a professional colleague, boss, or co-worker. Or they could be completely fictitious.

It’s a fact that around half of resumes contain some sort of mistruth, and nothing is more misleading than the fake reference. It is estimated that around 25% of resumes contain a reference that is doctored in some way. Candidates have several ways of faking or misrepresenting a reference:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, background check, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

The Do’s and Dont’s of Pre-Employment Screening

Posted by datafactssolutions

Sep 17, 2012 1:05:59 PM

Screening potential applicants before they are hired has become a commonplace process for small and large companies alike. Checking a new hire’s background is an effective way to get a feel for the person and to uncover anything that may be dangerous or negative for a company to take on. An effective policy can minimize the damage of a bad hire. However, there is still a right way and a wrong way to conduct a background check on a job candidate.

First, let’s talk about some DO’s to put in place in your background screening policies and procedures.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, Criminal records, Hiring, background check, criminal records search, FCRA, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, EEOC

5 Steps to Effectively Screen Top Level Executives

Posted by datafactssolutions

Aug 6, 2012 1:48:55 PM

The big kahunas are a different breed of animal to recruit and hire, and the way their backgrounds are screened should be, too.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, social media screening, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, executive hiring, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

The BIG business of Fraudulent Degrees

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jul 13, 2012 2:20:42 PM

Little white lies…… Stretching the truth.….. Innocent exaggerations……

Well, those are not the kind of lies we are going to be talking about today.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, 2012 hiring, fake diplomas, Hiring, background check, Small business hiring, degree fraud, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Employers: How to Re-invent Your Background Screening Policy

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jun 5, 2012 12:38:24 PM

This past April, the EEOC handed down new guidance on the use of criminal records checks in the pre-employment screening process. This guidance has created concern for employers who utilize criminal records searches as part of their hiring process.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, Criminal records, Hiring, background check, criminal records search, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, EEOC

From Data Facts: Screening Summer Hires and Volunteers

Posted by datafactssolutions

May 21, 2012 9:24:55 AM

Ah, summertime. Bring on the hot, lazy days by the pool, the smell of a fresh cut lawn, and cool lemonade in a frosty glass.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, summer workers, summer hiring, Hiring, summer hires, background check, FCRA, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, Millennials, Generation Y, volunteer screening

Benefits of Hiring Older Workers

Posted by datafactssolutions

May 7, 2012 10:10:19 AM

May is Older Americans Month, which celebrates our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans.

This is a great time to talk about the benefits of hiring older workers.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, 2012 hiring, Older workers, Baby Boomers, Hiring, Small business hiring, wordpress blog

EEOC Issued Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

Posted by datafactssolutions

Apr 27, 2012 1:08:18 PM

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has issued a statement regarding the new Guidance issued by the EEOC. "NAPBS supports and promotes criminal background checks as an appropriate and necessary tool to help employers make informed hiring decisions and ensure the safety and well-being of their staff and customers.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2012 hiring, Criminal records, Hiring, background check, criminal records search, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, EEOC

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.