1. Building Proper Background Check Policies and Procedures

    Any background screening companies (see also Consumer Reporting Agency, or CRA) worth their salt will have quality assurance measures in place to protect their clients. Perhaps the most important rule in the background screening industry is: once employers see the report, it can’t be unseen. W…Read More

  2. FAQ Series: Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Notifications

    When and why are Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Letters appropriate to use? Pre-Adverse Action and Adverse Action Notifications are the result of negative information being found on a pre-employment background screening or a pre-employment credit check. The FCRA requires that in the event of negativ…Read More

  3. Searching Public Criminal Records?

    Danger can be lurking anywhere amongst us, and we very possibly, and probably won't know it. It's frightening to think about. Unfortunately, there are so many undesireables walking in our midst these days, you cannot be too careful. That is not to say that we need to be paranoid on a daily basis. So…Read More

  4. Best Techniques to Handle Holidays and Vacation Time

    Holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of family and friends. They're also a fantastic excuse to go on that long-awaited vacation that you've been dreaming about or to simply take a few days off to relax and enjoy yourself. After all, you’ve worked hard all year long and have definitel…Read More

  5. Tips to Help You Manage Seasonal Hires

    The holidays have arrived, which means that millions of people will soon be piling into brick-and-mortar stores, while at the same time millions more will push online networks to the brink of their capabilities. No matter how big or how small your business may be, we bet you're doing something to ta…Read More

  6. Civic Refresh

    Colorado is a great state for many reasons, but thanks to the Denver Leadership Foundation, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and their affiliation with the Colorado Energy Coalition (CEC), Colorado businesses can take part in learning about the ever-expanding renewable …Read More

  7. Drug and Alcohol Verification in the Transportation Industry

    Whether on or off the clock, not only can the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs by your employees be detrimental to the business as a whole, but could also endanger the safety of other employees, your business’ customers, and the general public. This is especially true if your business is in the …Read More

  8. 5 Steps to Hiring a New Employee

    With so many people looking for work these days, you'd think that hiring a new employee would be the easiest thing in the world. The truth is, finding an employee who would be a good fit can be difficult, not only with the position you're trying to fill, but with your company as a whole. By trying t…Read More

  9. Small Businesses Need Background Checks, Too

    It has become regular practice for large corporations to conduct background checks on anyone being hired for a position in their company. The same is mostly true for medium-sized businesses, though some of them make the mistake of skipping this important part of the hiring process from time to time.…Read More

  10. Not Taking Drugs But Failed a Drug Test? What You Should Avoid!

    Modern drug tests are quite accurate and effective, but nothing is 100%. The truth is, several substances can result in a positive test for drug use when you haven’t exposed yourself to drugs at all. This is what’s known as a “false positive.” It is common for hiring managers to utilize back…Read More

  11. Hire the Right People with These Simple Tips

    If you’re hoping to grow your small business or keep your larger business chugging along at the proper pace, then hiring the right employees is an essential part of that equation. Finding people that fit in with your core values and have a a great work ethic can be tricky at times, though. The goo…Read More