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Salary History Restrictions May Require You to Change Your Recruitment Process

Posted by Accurate Background on August 31, 2017

As the recruitment industry evolves, staying compliant with the latest legislative updates remains a high priority. Inquiring about a candidate’s salary history has become a growing topic of discussion and jurisdictions throughout the country have made significant changes to prohibit employers from having the ability to request this information. Several jurisdictions have recently passed laws prohibiting employers from inquiring about, or relying upon, a job applicant’s salary history in their hiring practices. The goals of these laws are to increase pay equity and ensure applicants are paid in accordance with the job they are being offered, rather than based on their previous pay.

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Topics: Compliance

What You Need to Know About California’s Updated “Fair Chance” Regulations

Posted by Accurate Background on August 22, 2017

Support for fair hiring practices continues to gain momentum with policy makers and workers alike. Currently, there are 29 states which have adopted such policies and 9 states have removed conviction questions from job applications in the private sector. California has recently “banned the box” for the public sector, and is currently trying to do the same for private employers, but until then they have imposed fair chance regulations that have impacted both.

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Topics: Compliance, Ban the Box

6 Key Considerations For Running Employment Background Checks In Canada

Posted by Accurate Background on October 18, 2016

When employing and screening in Canada, there are a few key things you must consider when reviewing your background check process. When implementing or evaluating your background check program, be sure to take the following six requirements into consideration.

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Topics: International Background Checks

Reminder - Upcoming Webinar:  Candidate Experience & FCRA Compliance - Best Practices for Delivering Both

Posted by Accurate Background on March 17, 2016


You still have one week left to register for our upcoming webinar with IBM Kenexa on best practices for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program. 

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Topics: Compliance, Events, Candidate Experience

2015 Compliance Recap  – 21 Changes that May Impact Your Hiring Process

Posted by Accurate Background on March 2, 2016

Curious about what happened in the world of compliance last year? 2015 was a busy year with major changes impacting hiring processes across the country – from E-Verify, to Ban the Box, to Drug Testing.

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Topics: Compliance, Ban the Box, I-9 & E-Verify, Credit Checks

Upcoming Webinar:  Candidate Experience & FCRA Compliance - Best Practices for Delivering Both

Posted by Accurate Background on February 29, 2016


Accurate Background and IBM Kenexa have teamed up on an upcoming best practices webinar for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program. 

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Topics: Compliance, Events, Candidate Experience

Move Over Millennials, Here Come the Centennials

Posted by Accurate Background on February 23, 2016

 Everyone has been talking about hiring tips for millennials, but what about the next generation…the centennials? Born after 1997, the first centennials are on the cusp of entering the workforce.

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Topics: Background Check API, Candidate Experience

Candidates, FCRA Compliance, and Background Checks

Posted by Accurate Background on February 16, 2016

How to Keep the Triad in Balance

The heat is on when it comes to finding good talent. But the ability to secure candidates quickly while also reducing compliance risk is becoming increasingly difficult. This is especially true for companies in the sharing economy where onboarding patterns are dynamic and can fluctuate quickly.

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Topics: Compliance

Accurate Background Named Best Background Check API by CompareBackgroundCheckAPIs.com

Posted by Accurate Background on February 9, 2016

This week Accurate Background was named Best Background Check API in an article on comparebackgroundcheckapis.com, a site run by noted technology evangelist Anthony Rossano.

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Topics: Background Check API

Avoid Buyer's Remorse - Read the Background Check API Fine Print– Pt 2

Posted by Accurate Background on January 20, 2016

In Part 1 of our blog, we explored common misconceptions and misinformation that exist around background check API technologies.  Truth is, there is not a one size fits all approach for any company when it comes to background screening. Selecting the right vendor takes careful consideration of your requirements  – both from a technology and people standpoint – and what’s needed from your vendor to help meet those needs quickly, seamlessly and within compliance.

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Topics: Background Check API, Integrations

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