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Data Facts Talks Turkey About Background Screening

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Nov 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The end of the year is also a time businesses need to look at their practices, and make sure they have the best hiring system possible going into the New Year.
This should include reviewing and revamping your background screening policy.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, background screen, background check, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know Pt 2

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Apr 1, 2014 9:53:00 AM

Last week, we discussed several issues that employers needed to be aware of before using background checks in their hiring process. This week, we will expand on that information. (This information was taken from a joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.)

Using Background Information

EEOC
Any background information you receive from any source must not be used to discriminate in violation of federal law. This means that you should:

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

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, PT 1

Posted by datafactssolutions

Mar 26, 2014 3:09:15 PM

This information was taken from a joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background check, criminal records search, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, EEOC

Your Job Search and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Posted by datafactssolutions

Mar 11, 2014 8:51:59 AM

By Sharlyn Lauby

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Topics: Data Facts blog, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Hiring, NAPBS, background screen, credit checks, background check, credit reports, FCRA, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog

Checking Criminal Records 101: How, Where, and When

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 6, 2014 1:28:00 PM

Many employers erroneously believe that a criminal check is a simple endeavor that gains them access to any and all of the applicant’s criminal arrests and convictions. There are points, however, that all hiring managers need to be aware of in order to maintain a background check program that is successful, fair, and relevant.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Criminal records, Hiring, background screen, background check, criminal records search, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog

How to Set Up A Successful Background Screening Policy

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 28, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Today, the majority of companies are now utilizing background screening for hiring purposes. The term ‘background screening’ broadly encompasses criminal, drug, assessment testing, and education and employment verification.
It is integral to the success of the background check process for a company to take the time to make certain their policy for screening applicants is really helping in avoiding bad hires.

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

Best Practices for Responding to an EEOC Charge

Posted by datafactssolutions

Feb 19, 2014 11:17:56 AM

The steps below provide you the best practices for preparing a thorough and effective response to an EEOC Charge.
Step 1: Conduct a thorough investigation of the facts
Usually, human resource professionals know about disgruntled employees and have already been involved with them in resolving issues and complaints. There are, however, those instances where you receive an EEOC charge from an employee or ex-employee, or even a job applicant about a background check, who never lodged a complaint about issues in the workplace. When this occurs you should ascertain the key players. Once you do so, you should notify them you will expect their cooperation in responding to the charge.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, wordpress blog, EEOC

Eek! I Missed WHAT?! Top 10 Background Screening Mistakes Pt 3

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Feb 4, 2014 10:30:07 AM

This week, we will finish up our list of top 10 background screening mistakes.
Here are the final 3:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, faking degrees, fake diplomas, background screening company, Criminal records, NAPBS, background screen, background check, criminal records search, degree fraud, resume lies, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Eek! I missed WHAT? Top 10 Background Screening Mistakes Pt 2

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Jan 24, 2014 1:58:08 PM

Last week we began a discussion about the top background screening mistakes that can derail a good hiring plan. Let's continue with the countdown of the top mistakes:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, reference check, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, Criminal records, Hiring, background screen, background check, criminal records search, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

Eek! I missed WHAT? Top 10 Background Screening Mistakes

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jan 16, 2014 2:03:52 PM

Companies that utilize background screening products as part of their hiring process are more likely to weed out a potential employee who would be dangerous or risky to the workplace. Background screening an applicant can bring to light mistruths contained in the resume, or unsavory activities that would be detrimental for a company to take on.

However, a background screening process is only as effective as the amount of thought that goes into developing it. Data Facts has seen many mistakes in background screening practices that can result in a screening process that is unfair and unsuccessful. Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing the top 10 Mistakes that can result in your background screening practices not being the best possible.

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

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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.