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Resumes – Fact or Fiction?

Uncovering the Truth with Verifications It’s no surprise that people lie on their resumes and CVs. It’s been going on for as long as people have prepared that ever-important sheet of paper detailing their professional and educational pasts in an attempt to secure a new job. It may be a …

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Background Check Best Practices for FCRA Compliance

Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a primary concern for employers and the background screeners with whom they work. For years, we’ve heard about lawsuit after lawsuit, and settlement after settlement—one larger than the next—regarding companies that did not comply with one aspect of the FCRA’s stringent …

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Hire Image’s Top Ten Background Screening Predictions for 2023

Federal Agencies Increase Focus on Background As 2022 wound down, several federal agencies issued guidance and policy regarding background checks, privacy, and data signaling a renewed interest in further regulating background screening in 2023 and beyond. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been focusing on “big tech” and its …

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Increased Legislation Does Not Equate to Decreased Background Checks

Employers’ Questions Answered For employers, the stakes of hiring the right person have arguably never been higher. New legislation, along with increased societal expectations, stricter regulations, enhanced Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, and unfettered access to an organization’s ethical footprint all require an employer to truly know who they …

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Federal Marijuana Possession Convictions Go Up in Smoke

The Impact of President Biden’s Pardons on Employers From 2019 through 2020, we heard all about former candidate Biden’s campaign promise to decriminalize and expunge cannabis convictions. Since then, the administration has, in large part, remained silent on marijuana reform … until now. In an effort to begin overhauling the …

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Miya’s Law – A Great Start, But We Can Do Better

One Year After Her Tragic Death It’s been one year since the tragic death of Miya Marcano. Miya was a 19-year-old college student, with a bright future ahead of her. Miya lived and worked in an apartment complex in Orlando, Florida, while she attended Valencia College. It was at this …

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