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These Are the States Most Likely to Hire Former Felons

These Are the States Most Likely to Hire Former Felons

More and more employers are willing to hire people with felony convictions. The chances of landing a job if you have a criminal record depend on more than just the employer’s attitudes, though. Since hiring laws vary across the country, it’s easier for people with a criminal record to get a job in some states … Continue reading These Are the States Most Likely to Hire Former Felons

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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Common Types of Criminal Background Checks

Criminal Background Checks

Background checks play a critical role in the hiring process at many companies. They help organizations safeguard their employees and clients, protect their brand, and ensure candidates are qualified. Some people are surprised to learn that there are many different types of background checks, including both criminal and non-criminal. Though the types of background checks … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Most Common Types of Criminal Background Checks

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Why You Can’t Rely on FBI Fingerprinting Alone for Criminal Information

Fingerprinting Alone

While FBI fingerprint checks are often believed to be the most comprehensive way to find criminal data in the U.S., the truth is that there’s a lot to be desired of the NCIC database where fingerprint checks are conducted. The FBI even admits that it’s missing between 50% and 55% of all criminal data across … Continue reading Why You Can’t Rely on FBI Fingerprinting Alone for Criminal Information

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The Single National Criminal Database Myth: How FBI Fingerprinting Works

Fingerprinting

Ask the average person how criminal records are found, and they’ll likely say with fingerprint checks against the national crime database that houses every criminal file in the U.S. That database sounds great. The only problem? It doesn’t exist. Many people believe the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database serves that purpose. This misconception … Continue reading The Single National Criminal Database Myth: How FBI Fingerprinting Works

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The Criminal Offenses Employers Are Willing To Overlook

With unemployment at a 17-year low, candidates have all the power in the labor market. And with roughly 1 in 3 Americans having a criminal offense on their record, some employers are beginning to relax their policies around hiring past offenders. According to a study from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the … Continue reading The Criminal Offenses Employers Are Willing To Overlook

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Hiring Someone With A Criminal History: 5 Things You Need To Know

Hiring a Criminal

Data from the Department of Justice indicates that around 650,000 prisoners are released across America every year. And of those former inmates, many are eager to work — and tackle the sorts of jobs that may otherwise go unfilled. But hiring candidates with criminal pasts has always been a bit taboo. There are privacy and … Continue reading Hiring Someone With A Criminal History: 5 Things You Need To Know

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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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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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