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Criminal Record Checks

November 6 | 2019

Identity Verification: You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

Not long ago, I learned about a large company facing a tragedy. They’d hired someone who...

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April 5 | 2019

New York Budget 2019-20: Impact on Hiring in the S...

The New York State legislature passed the 2019–2020 budget on April 1st, 2019,...

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April 18 | 2018

Your Adverse Action Checklist: Getting It Right

When using consumer reports to make employment decisions, including hiring, retention, promotion or reassignment, a company must comply with procedures listed as part of the  Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The variety of laws/rules can be overwhelming to an employer, and if regulations are not complied with properly, an organization might have...

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April 11 | 2018

What Do You Need for a Criminal Record Check?

When I started at Sterling, I had to get a background screen to be hired for the...

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March 14 | 2018

Speeding Up the Criminal Background Check Process

Driven by a tightening job market, employers want to get candidates onboard as quickly as possible so that they don’t lose them to another company. This is especially true in retail, hospitality, manufacturing and other high-turnover industries. The Sterling’ 2017-2018 Background Screening Trends and Best Practices Report found that th...

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