The Accurate Blog

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

When A Background Check Finds The "Wrong Man"

Posted by Katie Hartley on March 11, 2016

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, Candidate Experience

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

Case Study: Hireology Selects Accurate Background as Background Check Partner

Posted by Justine Quintos on February 26, 2016

Strong integration partnerships have played a key role in Accurate Background's success. These partnerships also enhance the customer and candidate experience by streamlining the hiring process. Leading hiring software provider, Hireology, recently selected Accurate Background as their integrated partner for candidate background checks and published a blog overviewing their vendor selection process. 

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Topics: Background Check API, Candidate Experience, Integrations

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

Small Businesses are Hiring, but is it a Smooth Candidate Experience?

Posted by Accurate Background on January 14, 2016

According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, “Small businesses are hiring at a faster rate than their larger brethren after lagging behind for much of the economic recovery.” This is great news for the US economy, as small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) are critical to economic growth. In fact, the most recent job report from the NFIB indicated that 55 percent of SMBs are hiring or trying to hire.

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Topics: Candidate Experience, Small Business

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

Posted by Katie Hartley on December 17, 2015

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: Background Check API, Candidate Experience, International Background Checks

An International Background Check API Requires More Sophistication

Posted by Accurate Background on November 19, 2015

There has been a recent uptick of emergent background check APIs claiming to have “solved” international background screening. However, if you look under the hood, many of these services have little or no experience in actually conducting international searches – leaving much to be desired in terms of compliance and understanding of each country’s screening nuances. This should be especially worrisome for participants in the trust economy who are quickly expanding their global presence.  

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Topics: Compliance, Background Check API, Candidate Experience, International Background Checks

Don't Trust Your Business to a “Partial” Background Check API

Posted by Accurate Background on October 27, 2015

Partial Background Screening APIWe’re currently living through a redefinition of work and what constitutes a job.  Technology has given way to the “sharing economy” and transformed the ways people can make a living. As these flexible work environments grow so does the need for technologies that can create trust relationships.

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Topics: Compliance, Background Check API, Candidate Experience, Gig Economy

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

Posted by Dave Dickerson on August 10, 2015

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 Check API, Candidate Experience, Social Media

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