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.
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.
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.
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?