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Hireology and Accurate Background Infographic: Employee Screening for Franchises

Posted by Justine Quintos on Dec 9, 2015 1:11:47 PM

A bad hire can be an expensive mistake for a business to make, but this can be avoided with a  background screening program. Hireology recently published an infographic with Accurate Background providing best practices for background screening. The infographic provides both background search and compliance tips to help businesses implement a thorough, compliant screening program. Check out the infographic here.

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Topics: compliance, Background Screening, Background Checks

CSU Institutes Comprehensive Background Check Policy

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Oct 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Several California State University campuses recently announced the adoption of a statewide CSU background check policy across the school system. Chico State, California State University San Bernardino, and Cal Poly Pomona recently published articles on the new policy and their partnership with Accurate Background to background check all final candidates for new hire, as well as current employees where appropriate.

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Topics: Background Checks, California State University, CSU Background Check Policy

Social Media and Background Screening: A Surefire Way to Sideline a Bad Hire or Land Yourself a Red Card?

Posted by Dave Dickerson on Aug 10, 2015 12:01:00 PM

As recent eruptions on the Internet have proven, a single tweet can and will likely be used against you. The most recent example of this came from a three year old tweet from professional fútbol hopeful, Julio Rey.

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Topics: Background Screening, Background Checks, social media checks, Julio Rey Twitter, social media background checks, social media background screening

Retailers: Why Leave the Back Door Open to Theft?

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Aug 3, 2015 11:57:00 AM

Background checks provide critical protections for your reputation, brand, and profits

It’s no secret that theft is a huge issue when it comes to the retail market. Whether it is someone palming a candy bar or walking off with expensive clothing and accessories, retailers have learned to accept that “shrinkage” from theft is a part of doing business. Front-door theft accounts for the majority of retail shrinkage, but it is closely rivaled by what employees are taking out the back door. In fact, the FBI notes employee theft as one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S.

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Topics: Background Checks, NRF, Retail Shrinkage, Retail Theft

What does your Social Security Number say about you?

Posted by Elizabeth Fairchild on Jul 14, 2015 6:00:00 AM

For the average American, the Social Security Number holds special significance. It follows you from birth to death and can act as a key to a variety of sensitive information - bank accounts, tax returns, driver’s license information, residences, etc. However, even though you likely know your social by heart, you probably don’t know what those nine digits actually reveal. Today’s blog explores the history and significance of the social security number and how the SSN is used in the background screening industry.

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Topics: Background Checks, Social Security Trace, Social Security Number,, SSN,

Can I trust you? The question every Sharing Economy company must answer

Posted by Liz Fairchild on May 12, 2015 6:00:00 AM


If you had to name the biggest economic disrupters of 2014, Uber and AirBnB would likely be at the top of your list. These and other sharing economy companies have introduced a unique transaction model that has completely transformed industries like transportation and hospitality. This model empowers individuals to earn money from their own assets or skills, such as their home, car, or ability to teach Spanish. 

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Topics: Background Screening, Background Checks, Sharing Economy, background check api

Uber Announces Background Screening As Part of Comprehensive Safety Initiative

Posted by Accurate Background on Mar 26, 2015 6:00:00 AM

As part of their ongoing commitment to keep riders safe, Uber announced yesterday a comprehensive list of safety enhancements they are making to their platform. Among the seven enhancements, this plan will include a Code of Conduct for all riders and drivers, a Safety Advisory Board, and Background Checks.

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Topics: Accurate Background, Accurate News, Background Checks, API, Sharing Economy

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