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Study: How single Americans research each other before dates

Google & Dating

If you’re single and dating in 2018, don’t sweat that big first date—you’ll make your first impression long before that. Apparently, dating app profiles stuffed with pictures, interests and witticisms aren’t enough: seventy-seven percent of active daters research prospective mates on a regular basis, and of those who do, nearly half spend more than fifteen … Continue reading Study: How single Americans research each other before dates

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5 Times Britney Spears Broke the Law in Her Videos

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is one of the biggest music stars of all time. Since 1999, she’s consistently set the world on fire with her unique brand of dance pop, but it’s her videos that really bring her songs to life. And as a background screening provider, we couldn’t help but notice how bad her background check … Continue reading 5 Times Britney Spears Broke the Law in Her Videos

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The Greatest Background Checkers (Detectives) of All Time

The Greatest Background Checkers (Detectives) of All Time

So what makes a good detective? Is it an ability to think outside the box? Is it the intuition to know when you’re being deceived? Is it a level of “street smarts” that enable you to blend effortlessly into the world around you? For the 7 legends on our list, it’s a combination of all … Continue reading The Greatest Background Checkers (Detectives) of All Time

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TGIT’s Most Legendary Background Checks

TGIT's Most Legendary Background Checks

Branded Thank God It’s Thursday (TGIT), ABC’s Thursday-night primetime drama programming takes the classic “whodunit” cocktail and spikes it with Red Bull. In particular, “How to Get Away with Murder” and the now dearly departed “Scandal” are 60 minutes of pure, unadulterated WTF. Aside from their wild plot twists, these two dramas have something else … Continue reading TGIT’s Most Legendary Background Checks

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8 Celebs Whose Social Media Wouldn’t Pass Our Screening

8 Celebs Whose Social Media Wouldn't Pass Our Screening

In today’s media landscape, people in the public eye rely heavily on social media to craft their images. But if they were normal, everyday folk, their “strategies” for cultivating an enthusiastic following probably wouldn’t go over so well with prospective employers. Here are the eight celebs who’d likely fail our social background screening. 1. Kim … Continue reading 8 Celebs Whose Social Media Wouldn’t Pass Our Screening

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The Value of Volunteering

The Value of Volunteering

The late, great Yogi Berra once said, “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.” While that may be true (and funny), volunteering with nonprofits like Little League not only benefits the organization, but can also have positive effects on your career. Click here to download the … Continue reading The Value of Volunteering

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How to Properly Screen Volunteers

How to Properly Screen Volunteers

From fundraising to administrative tasks, volunteers are the backbone of many nonprofit organizations, ingraining themselves into the day-to-day operations of some of the world’s most prominent charities and causes. But a sizable number of nonprofits — 43%, to be exact — still aren’t screening every single volunteer who helps out. Their organization’s finances, reputation and … Continue reading How to Properly Screen Volunteers

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Massachusetts Attorney General on the Hunt for ‘Ban the Box’ Violators

hunt for ban the box violates

Just after Massachusetts passed its criminal justice reform bill, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy announced that her office conducted an investigation into the employment applications of more than 70 businesses in the Boston area to determine if they violated the state’s ban the box law. In all, the AG office entered into agreements with four … Continue reading Massachusetts Attorney General on the Hunt for ‘Ban the Box’ Violators

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Another Update to Massachusetts’ Ban-the-Box Law

Massachusetts’ Ban-the-Box Law

Starting October 13, 2018, Massachusetts employers will be prohibited from inquiring about certain misdemeanor convictions and sealed or expunged records for employment purposes. Massachusetts became the second state to enact a “ban-the-box” law nearly a decade ago. This law, which has now been adopted by many states throughout the U.S., required employers to remove from … Continue reading Another Update to Massachusetts’ Ban-the-Box Law

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Iowa Lowers Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

Alcohol Tests

On March 28, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed an amendment to the state’s drug testing law, lowering the threshold for alcohol testing from .04 to .02 effective July 1, 2018. Considered one of the more difficult drug and alcohol testing statues to navigate (along with Minnesota and Maine), Iowa includes numerous requirements that employers … Continue reading Iowa Lowers Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

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