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Tag: background screening

Should I search Nationwide, States, or Counties during a background screen?

The topic of which level of background screen is best, comes up almost daily with clients at Wolfe Inc. All too often, companies think a federal background check would encompass an individual’s entire criminal history which isn’t completely true. A federal background check would turn up only federal crimes which are those charged by the […]

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Background Screening Services Available at Wolfe Inc.

What search is best for my company? With so many different background screening options available, we wanted to take some time to go over the most commonly used services we offer at Wolfe Inc. First is a social security trace with is verified based upon the applicant’s social security number for all alias names and past address […]

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Adverse Action- When is it needed- How do you do it?

Hiring a new employee is a big decision for any business, big or small and isn’t taken lightly. When a company decides to not hire an employee based upon findings in a background screening or credit report, the next step is the adverse action process. Adverse action is a two-step process, a pre-adverse action package is […]

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Spokeo Decision Saves Another Employer

Recently, a federal judge in Minnesota dismissed a class action lawsuit against Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services citing Supreme Court ruling in Spokeo v. Robins. The plaintiff filed suit claiming she was not told the company was conducting a background check, she was not given information about who was running the check, and that there […]

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Your Applicant’s Resume: Fact or Fiction?

Recently a group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper at a Pittsburgh high school in Kansas, found the credentials of their new high school’s head principal weren’t up to par. Their weeks-long investigation has earned the students praise in the national media and has caused the hiring committee some embarrassment. In the student’s […]

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Are You Mishandling Consumer Information?

Have you heard of the Disposal Rule? If you handle applicant data, especially consumer reports from background screens, you should know that how you dispose of such information matters…a lot. If you handle sensitive information, it’s your responsibility to protect the privacy of the applicant and reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft. The Disposal […]

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California Tightens Background Screening for Uber, Lyft

Last week Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation forbidding companies like Uber and Lyft from hiring drivers with any violent felony convictions. This means ride-hailing companies must now conduct stricter background screens on all drivers. Previous background screens went back seven years. However, news of assaults by drivers in several states have prompted closer scrutiny of […]

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How One of the Worst Pedophiles in History Got Away with It.

Several of my high school friends were taught by one of the worst pedophiles in history.  I didn’t know about it until one of them posted a link to this story from the Guardian on Facebook and wrote, “Oh My God. Mr. Vahey. Remember him?” Other friends chimed in that they did. They had been […]

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10 Tips to Prevent Workplace Violence

While workplace homicides have declined from 518 incidents in 2010 to 404 in 2013, workplace violence is still a cause for concern among employers. And homicides represent a small number of workplace violence incidents. On a daily basis employees/managers have to deal with cases of assaults, domestic violence, stalking, threats, harassment (to include sexual harassment), […]

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What is “Adverse Action”?

And why does it matter? Making a decision not to hire an applicant based on the findings of a credit report is considered an adverse action. When this happens the employer is bound by FCRA to send the applicant two notices: a pre-adverse action notice and an adverse action letter. Each must contain specific information […]

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