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Background Screening Myths Explained: Myth 1 - Identity Verification

Posted by Katie Hartley on Jun 14, 2016 8:10:58 AM

While we have written many articles on our blog geared toward the background screening industry best practices, compliance, and even something on “holiday baking," I find myself increasingly reading articles and online advertisements promising real-time background check results, identity verification, and “the most” comprehensive background checks.  I have noticed this, particularly, in the last year or two as the industry has moved towards API offerings and had many new entrants

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Topics: API, Accurate API, Background Screening API, background check api, address history, identity verification

When A Background Check Finds The "Wrong Man"

Posted by Katie Hartley on Mar 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

As a consumer who has also worked in the background check industry for 14 years, I cringe on behalf of job applicants when I read stories about employment background checks that find the "wrong man." It seems to happen often that a background check finds inaccurate negative information because the background check was not thoroughly completed to get the most accurate information available.  To give more insight into these types of situations, I wanted to provide additional information on best practices in the background check process that typically prevent this type of misidentification from happening.

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Topics: compliance, FCRA, employment law, NCIC, Employment Verifications, Employment Background Checks

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

Posted by Katie Hartley on Jan 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you are reading this, you officially survived another holiday season. Congratulations! We hope amongst the hustle, bustle, wrapping and gatherings, your holidays were filled with laughter and good cheer.

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Topics: API

When Using a Background Check API, the Right Ingredients are Essential

Posted by Katie Hartley on Dec 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means it is time to get creative with your annual holiday baking. You know the drill; you see that fantastic recipe on Food Network or Pinterest, and quickly go to work. But somewhere, a few ingredients in, things get confusing. Can grated ginger be replaced with powdered ginger? Baking powder and baking soda are interchangeable, right? And what the heck is star anise?

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Topics: API

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