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5 Characters Who Would Be Fired for Their Work Clothes in Real Life

5 Characters

They say the clothes make the man, and in the case of these 5 TV icons, truer words were never spoken. Here are 5 characters who would probably get a bright pink slip for their work attire in real life. Mimi Bobeck on “The Drew Carey Show” Every office has one. You know — that … Continue reading 5 Characters Who Would Be Fired for Their Work Clothes in Real Life

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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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15 Common Applicant Fibs

15 Common Applicant Fibs

Maybe it’s not an outright lie, but it’s not the whole truth, either. Job hunters have always fibbed a little to make themselves look better to hiring managers, and their fibs are pretty predictable. Here are 15 of the most common to watch out for. I’m an expert at Microsoft Excel. I led [insert project … Continue reading 15 Common Applicant Fibs

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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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5 Ways Candidates Try to Beat the System

5 Ways Job Candidates Try to Beat Background Checks

From drug testing to work history, some candidates really believe they can pull one over on potential employers and hide the unseemly elements of they’re past. News flash: they can’t! But here are the top 5 ways deceptive candidates try to game employers anyway. 1. They intentionally omit an unfavorable employment experience. Maybe they were … Continue reading 5 Ways Candidates Try to Beat the System

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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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Background Blunders: Most Offenders By State

Background Blunders

Of course, there are a few bad apples in every bunch. But when it comes to key background offenses, some states just produce more bad apples than others. Here are the places where your background screening is most likely hit a snag. Click here to download the PDF.

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Why Ongoing Employee Screening Is Beneficial

Ongoing screening of empoyees and volunteers

You likely performed a thorough background screening on your entire team during the pre-employment phase of their onboarding experience. And whether they’ve remained with you for one year or five years, it’s important that you work to keep yourself aware of any new information that may affect their ability to do their job, negatively impact … Continue reading Why Ongoing Employee Screening Is Beneficial

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Investing in the Wrong Hire: An Unnecessary Business Cost

Investing in the Wrong Hire

It’s hard to believe that a top candidate would be dishonest, but it’s a reality that impacts an organization’s financial health. We teamed up with our colleagues over at iCIMS to uncover the risks that employers face when candidates are dishonest. Visit iCIMS to learn what we discovered!

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