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

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Mar 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM


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, Webinars, Candidate Experience, Talent Acquisition

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

Tracy Vrchota, Director of Compliance: Tips On Staying Compliant With Background Checks

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on Mar 8, 2016 9:03:27 AM

This blog was originally published by Recruiting Trends. You can read the original article here.

When it comes to background checks, regulations are an undeniable and unavoidable reality. In order to steer clear of costly and unwanted complications, employers need to be properly educated on the ever-changing employment laws. In 2015, new regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pertaining to background screening made national headlines on an almost-daily basis. So, what can we expect in 2016? We’ll see a continuation of the hiring regulations that changed the face of employee screening last year.

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Topics: compliance, FCRA, Ban the Box, EEOC

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

Posted by Elizabeth Fairchild on Mar 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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, Drug Testing, Ban the Box, E-Verify, employment law

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

Posted by Liz Fairchild on Feb 29, 2016 9:13:35 AM


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, Webinars, Candidate Experience, Talent Acquisition

NYC's Fair Chance Act: Latest on Article 23-A

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on Dec 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM

New York City's Ban the Box legislation the "Fair Chance Act," which went into effect this past October, prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant's arrest or conviction record until after a conditional offer of employment is extended. One of the requirements of this act, the Article 23-A Evaluation Form, must be provided to the applicant by the employer. The form has since been updated and you can find the latest version here.

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Topics: compliance, Ban the Box

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

4 Steps to Stay Compliant with FCRA - White Paper & Infographic

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on Nov 12, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Over the past few years, a number of high-profile lawsuits have targeted companies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA”) and that number is continuing to increase.  Accurate Background's latest FCRA Best Practices white paper and corresponding infographic cut through the complexities and provide employers with four easy to understand guidelines for complying with FCRA. 

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Topics: compliance, FCRA, Infographic, White Paper

Watch Our Recent Webinar: "I-9 and E-Verify Best Practices"

Posted by Joshua Flexen on Oct 1, 2015 12:50:41 PM

We recently hosted a free webinar I-9 webinar  with Compliance expert, Montserrat Miller.  Missed it? Don't worry, we are providing a recording of the webinar for free!

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Topics: compliance, hiring, I-9, E-Verify, Webinars, Montserrat Miller

HRCI Approved: I-9 and E-Verify Webinar - Hiring a Legal Workforce

Posted by Justine Quintos on Sep 22, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Our upcoming free webinar with Montserrat Miller of Arnall Golden Gregory has been approved for one hour of HRCI credit. Ms. Miller is an attorney and respected thought leader in background screening compliance and I-9 and E-Verify matters.

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Topics: compliance, hiring, I-9, E-Verify, Webinars, Montserrat Miller

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