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Are Background Checks Worth the Cost?

This is a question I get a lot. Are background checks expensive? My answer is always the same: not as expensive as not getting a background check can be. Vetting out potential problem employees prior to handing over the keys …
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Uber Settles Lawsuit on “Industry Leading” Background Checks

Now comes the news that Uber Technologies Inc. has reached a settlement in the lawsuit over misleading claims that its background checks for drivers were industry leading. Uber, of course, is the American multinational mobile ride hail company. They are …
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Improper Use Of Background Checks Can Cost Millions

Criminal background checks can be an important resource for companies in evaluating candidates for employment. Background checks can assist employers in safeguarding their businesses, current employees and customers, while also limiting exposure to liability for negligent hiring. However, there is …
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Wow: Study Shows CEOs Get Less Background Screening

This one may stop you in your psychic tracks. According to Human Resources executives, many CEOs go through less background screening than does the average college graduate. When one considers the vast amount of power CEOs wield and the long-term …
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Why Your Business Needs Accurate Background Checks

Any modern business that employs more than just the owner needs a source of accurate background checks so that it can dig into the past of current and prospective employees. To do otherwise is risky and leaves the door open …
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Don’t Risk it With “Instant” Background Checks

Many websites provide so-called “online instant background checks.” For some employers, this seems like a good proposition. After all, critical positions need to be filled fast, and if applicants perform extremely well in interviews, a recruiter will want to make …
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How Big is Employee Theft and Fraud?

How much does employee theft and fraud cost U.S. businesses each year? Estimates range from $20 billion to $50 billion, making it one of the most costly challenges faced by today’s businesses, as well as one of the most widespread. …
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Welcome to United Background Checks: a Smarter Approach to Background Screening

Whether you represent a large corporation, a medium-size company, or a small business, United Background Checks (UBC) offers a comprehensive background screening solution that can enable you to focus on what matters most — managing your company’s risk and making …
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Best Ways to Avoid Violating the FCRA

Employers running background checks on their employees must adhere to the laws set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The consequences of violating these rules can be serious including litigation lawsuits. Even the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has …
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Three Reasons Your Company Should Be Doing Background Checks

All businesses should be doing pre-employment background checks. As a matter of fact, some industries are required by law to do so. For all the rest, here are three compelling reasons for running background screens. 1. Falsified Job Applications: According …
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