business, technology, global communication and people concept - close up of woman hand with smartphone and contact icons projection

How Far Back Can an Employment Background Check Go?

More and more companies are using employment background checks to screen applicants before hiring. If you are new to the process, you might be wondering how far back these checks go. This question doesn’t have a simple answer. An advanced background check is made up of several parts with their own unique rules. If you[…]

Would He Lie to You?

Technology has made applying for a position as easy as emailing a resume file. HR managers can rely on software to sift through the hundreds, or even thousands of resumes that arrive in their in box. But it takes a little more foot work to check the accuracy of a resume. That’s where an accredited[…]

Adding to the 5 and 10

The President has declared the country’s opioid crisis a public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs. The epidemic has a significant impact on the labor force. Federal agencies have changed the mandatory drug[…]

3 Things about Background Checks that SCARE People

…How to Help Manage Those Boogeymen. More than ever, companies of all sizes are committing to background checks on job hires. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and, of more than 1500 human resource professionals, 96% stated that their organization completes at least one type of[…]

What is Form I-9 & Penalties for Non-Compliance

What is Form I-9? Employers are required by law to verify the identity and employment eligibity status of everyone hired to work in the United States via the Form I-9. Employers must ensure proper completion of the form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment, including both citizens and noncitizens. Employees are required to[…]

What’s a Background Check?

The phrase “Background check” is a common way to describe any one or a combination of reports collected about individuals for employment purposes. The technical term used by the FCRA for a collection of such data is a “consumer report,” defined as “…any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing[…]

5 Panel Vs. 10 Panel Drug Tests

We are often asked about the difference between a 5 panel drug test and a 10 panel drug test.  Below is a list of the drugs of detection that these tests seek to identify. Basic 5 – Panel Urine Lab Test Amphetamines Cocaine Metabolites Marijuana Metabolites (THC) Opiates Phencyclidine (PCP)   Basic 10 – Panel[…]