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Experience the Volunteer Difference

By | December 23rd, 2014|Best Practices|

Volunteers and donors are the heartbeat of any nonprofit or religious organization.  Without the power of a pool of talented, willing and motivated volunteers, nonprofits could not do all that [...]

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Confirming Applicant Information is Essential for Proper Hiring

By | November 27th, 2014|Best Practices|

Your company is a great place to work.  Applicants would do anything for a chance to join your team.  Some of those applicants, according to studies, would even falsify information [...]

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Have you verified your applicant’s resume?

By | November 20th, 2014|Best Practices|

We have all heard it before: Resumes today are rife with missing information, mis-statements, wrong titles or dates, and even out right frauds. Well known leaders have been fired for [...]

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Name Changes Matter

By | October 23rd, 2014|Best Practices|

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a commonly quoted part of a dialogue in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, in which Juliet argues that [...]

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The Biggest Myth About Matching Records

By | October 10th, 2014|Best Practices|

I’m going to share a little known fact about background screening – an applicant’s social security number is not used directly in matching criminal records. Put simply, when PeopleFacts conducts [...]

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The Meaning of Match

By | September 25th, 2014|Best Practices|

Searching for the needle in a haystack or a contact lens in a shag carpet are two great analogies for what PeopleFacts’s matching technology attempts to do in order to [...]

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Quality Hiring Decisions. Individualized Hiring Assessments.

By | June 30th, 2014|Best Practices|

5 years ago, hiring managers understood one simple concept - treat every applicant the same and you can eliminate discrimination in hiring.   This "equality" mantra resulted in every hiring [...]

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Are You Robert, Rob or Bob? What Name Should Be Searched?

By | June 16th, 2014|Best Practices|

As mentioned last week, when you provide us information and we start looking through millions of records to find any that match to the person you tell us is applying [...]

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What Hurts and Helps Us and You, Part 1

By | June 9th, 2014|Best Practices|

More often than not, the problem we as a screening firm faces is that the information provided by our clients is insufficient for us to be able to find the record that ends up being found. A slightly different spelling, a typo in what is submitted, a failure to run a search on a former/nickname/alias name, a missing middle initial or suffix - all of these "incomplete" submissions result in one thing - missed records or wrong records.

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Who are you?

By | June 5th, 2014|Best Practices|

Technology and automation has empowered organizations across the country to improve their ability to access information about individuals who are seeking to work, live and volunteer in their organizations. What [...]

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