Data Facts Background Screening Blog

Add Minnesota to List of States Limiting Use of Criminal History

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Jan 7, 2014 2:47:26 PM

Minnesota recently joined a small but growing number of states by signing a law into effect that prohibits all employers from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal history in the initial application process. This law-which took effect January 1, 2014-prohibits private employers from inquiring into, considering, or requiring the disclosure of an applicant’s criminal record or history until either:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, Minnesota, Criminal records, Hiring, NAPBS, background screen, background check, FCRA, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, EEOC

My Employee Did What?!

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jun 20, 2013 9:42:11 AM

In last week’s blog, we discussed the importance of ongoing screening of current employees and how crucial periodic checks can be to maintaining a company’s safety and welfare. Keeping abreast of an employee's criminal record, motor vehicle record, and potential drug habits can eliminate big and disastrous surprises.
Keep in mind, however, there are a few rules that must be followed to ensure company compliance with the FCRA.

Here are some slight ‘tweaks’ to add to your screening policy when implementing post-employment or ongoing screening:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Criminal records, Hiring, background screen, background check, FCRA, wordpress blog, Drug testing

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

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

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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.