1. Faulty Background Check Procedures Continue to Spark FCRA Lawsuits

    A rash of claims are continuing to pile up against employers who have violated the regulations outlined in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). FCRA laws must be followed to the letter when using background screening reports for employment purposes (and especially when obtained through …Read More

  2. How to Choose the Right Certified Background Check Company

    As a Human Resources Coordinator who’s already evaluated your company’s needs, reviewed the budget, and sought out a number of quotes and proposals, you’re faced with a decision: Which background screening company will you choose to move ahead with your hiring process? We realize you don’t…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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