The Accurate Blog

6 Key Considerations For Running Employment Background Checks In Canada

Posted by Accurate Background on October 18, 2016

When employing and screening in Canada, there are a few key things you must consider when reviewing your background check process. When implementing or evaluating your background check program, be sure to take the following six requirements into consideration.

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Topics: International Background Checks

Version 3 of the Accurate Background Check API is Now Available

Posted by Joshua Flexen on May 12, 2016

The Accurate Background Check API  provides the broadest offering in the industry for U.S. and international background checks, employment and educational verifications, work authorization and drug testing requirements. Yesterday we released the newest version of our background check API (Version 3).  Main enhancements of the new v3 release focuses on developer productivity and implementation simplicity:

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Topics: Background Check API, International Background Checks, Product Updates

New EU US Privacy Shield Announced as a Replacement for the EU US Safe Harbor Program

Posted by Tracy Vrchota on February 4, 2016

On February 2nd, the European Commission and the Department of Commerce announced their plan to replace the EU US Safe Harbor Program with the New EU US Privacy Shield. 

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Topics: Compliance, International Background Checks

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

Hireology and Accurate Background Infographic: Employee Screening for Franchises

Posted by Justine Quintos on December 9, 2015

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, Drug Testing, International Background Checks, Criminal Searches, Small Business

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

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