Verifying Current Employment?…Be Very Careful Conducting Background Checks

Be careful when seeking new employment while trying not to notify a current employer. When clients order a background screening report requesting that we verify current employment for a potential new hire, we, as a courtesy, reconfirm with the client that we have the applicant’s permission to do so. There is potential liability for contacting…

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Yahoo CEO Caught Padding his Resume

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…

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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…

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HireRight Ordered to pay $2.6 Million for Multiple FCRA Violations

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…

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