Last week the Today Show ran a segment that criticized background screening firms for making outrageous errors and costing people potential jobs. As a professional background screener, I take my work seriously. I understand that ratings and page hits bring in ad-revenue, but I feel that the information discussed during this segment was borderline irresponsible.…Details
Yesterday a Fresno, California factory worker shot and killed two of his co-workers and injured two others before killing himself. Lawrence Jones, a 42-year old ex-convict had been working at an area chicken processing plant for the last 14 months is believed to be the perpetrator. According to police, Jones carefully singled out his victims.…Details
A federal Judge for the Eastern District Court of Michigan recently awarded plaintiffs in a civil class action lawsuit $22,783,500.00. The plaintiffs in the case were 33,500 U.S. residents who were deceived into purchasing fraudulent high schools diplomas from “Belford High School”. “Belford High School” and “Belford University” are both based in Pakistan. Belford sold…Details
Since not a lot of history is out there regarding our industry I thought I might share this post with all of you. Innovators in the Background Check Industry Henry Fielding – The creator of the forerunner to the modern police records system, Henry Fielding’s contributions to law enforcement and modern private investigation is undeniable.…Details
HireRight Solutions, an employment background screening company has been ordered to pay $2.6 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that claimed HireRight.com violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by failing to use reasonable procedures to assure the maximum possible accuracy of information contained in their reports. This marks the second largest civil…Details
Employers Choice Screening Exhibiting at the 33rd Annual California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention
Employers Choice Screening to exhibit at the 33rd Annual California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention being held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley on August 17, 2012.
Please stop by our booth for information regarding our services, giveaways, or just to say hi.
Employers Choice Screening to exhibit at the 2012 Professionals in Human Resources Association Annual Conference
Employers Choice Screening to exhibit at the 2012 Professionals in Human Resources Association Annual Conference being held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 27-29, 2012. Please stop by our booth (101) for exciting raffles, giveaways, or just to say hi. Convention Center Booth 101 Stop by to win a Kindle Fire (One will be…Details
Due to a recent ruling by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), social media searches are allowed to be included in the background screening process. This is a somewhat controversial decision, as no regulations are in place to guide employers and background screening companies. What parameters are screening companies going to use when reporting social media…Details
Spokeo, a data broker that gathers and sells information profiles on millions of consumers, will have to pay $800,000 fine to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charge. The Federal Trade Commission alleges that Spokeo violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by marketing its services to recruiters, Human Resource departments, and Background Screening companies…Details
Recently it was determined that the CEO of Yahoo had “bent the truth” regarding his educational background. Mr. Scott Thompson claimed to receive a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College. Researchers looking into his background determined that Mr. Thompson had only received a degree in accounting; he never received a degree…Details