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What To Know About Background Checks

Posted on May 24th, by Jessica Miles in Job Search. Comments Off on What To Know About Background Checks

If a potential employer requests a background check, the candidate who they are considering hiring must provide written authorization.  It is very important for candidates to provide authorization to the background-check company directly for privacy reasons.

Since it is the employer who is requesting and paying for the background check the information will not be shared … Read More »

What a Background Check Covers (And What it Doesn’t)

Posted on August 13th, by Lougie in Human Resources, Recruitment. 1 Comment

The background check. It sounds intimidating, all-encompassing, legally binding and almost invasive in scope. Many people — employers or employees — never deal with them directly, and have only the vaguest ideas of what they really are or what they might reveal. In the childcare industry, though, background checks can be life-changing documents, for both nannies and … Read More »


How to conduct background checks

Posted on April 4th, by Lougie in Human Resources, Recruitment, Vivian Fung. Comments Off on How to conduct background checks

People lie. They lie a lot; especially when there’s an incentive for doing so. This is why most companies conduct some form of background check. Background screening typically yields a high return on investment and allows you to mitigate the huge risks associated with bad hires. Bust most small to medium sized businesses have no … Read More »