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Navigating the Legal Nuances of Background Checks

With more and more businesses today ensuring they are making the best possible hires by conducting background checks, the details and stipulations have since become much more demanding. With more programs like ‘Ban the Box’ and ‘adverse action’ arising to offset the...
Now Fully Integrated: iCMIS

Now Fully Integrated: iCMIS

S2Verify’s background screening services are now fully integrated with the recruitment software iCMIS: one of the leading cloud-based recruitment platforms for sourcing, screening, and onboarding employees. S2Verify can now immediately service iCMIS users and provide...

New York City’s Fair Chance Act

For potential employees entering the job world that have criminal histories, finding that job can be extremely difficult given the nature of their crime. With more and more companies conducting background checks on prospective team members, the chances of that history...
What Cannot Be Included in a Background Check

What Cannot Be Included in a Background Check

When looking to hire a new candidate, employers will almost always take every step necessary in ensuring they are potentially hiring an asset to their company. That can include comparing multiple applicants based on their strengths and weaknesses, adjusting their...
Background Checks in the Security Industry

Background Checks in the Security Industry

Perhaps one of the most important positions to guarantee competency in, security guards of all types are given the responsibilities of ensuring the safety of their coworkers, the staffs of buildings in which they work, and any visitors. Conducting background checks on...
How Millennials Could Change Background Checks

How Millennials Could Change Background Checks

As of 2015, research has shown that millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest living generation, thus making up a large segment of the workforce in the United States. Because of this, companies are altering their approaches on how they conduct background...

Los Angeles Votes to Ban the Box

On November 30th, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council passed the Fair Chance Initiative prohibiting most employers from inquiring about applicants’ criminal histories until a position at the company has been offered. The notion was approved by a 12-1 vote, making Los...
Background Checks on Volunteers

Background Checks on Volunteers

Volunteering for a nonprofit organization, charity, or local community can involve interaction with all types of people. Donating countless hours to a variety of good causes, volunteers selflessly contribute to the betterment of youth programs, retirement communities,...
5 Things to Verify Before Hiring

5 Things to Verify Before Hiring

Extending a job offer is, and should almost always be, contingent upon the completion of a favorable background check for that prospective employee. Often times, a person’s application may leave out some rather important details regarding a troubled past, whether that...

Verifying Educators

In recent news, the certification of teachers in Maine has been called into question, as it was made known that state education officials are unaware if educators have passed criminal background checks, or possess the necessary credentials to teach children at all....

The Rising Complications of Background Checks

A prominent aspect in companies’ hiring processes has always been checking the criminal history of a potential employee, the standards of which having recently become fairly complicated. Criminal background checks have become a custom for many businesses, as the goal...