To Catch a Fraudulent Business

Often, your inter-business partners and confidants can greatly enhance your business’s notoriety, but sometimes, a tragic oversight regarding a shady partner can stain the image your company has built for years or even decades. But how can you, as a business owner, take steps to mitigate such a large risk? Cue business checks. For background…

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Doing Your International Due Diligence

American business: powered by natural born Americans to lead America into the 21st century, right? Actually, that isn’t the case for almost one in eight people living in the country. According to a 2010 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 37 million people living in the United States are foreign-born. Such a statistic might seem unexpected at…

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The Importance of In-Person Checks

Background screening companies are required to assure the maximum possible accuracy using reasonable procedures in their reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Yet some background screening companies are cutting corners and comprising the accuracy of their reports, the National Consumer Law Center reports. The NCLC reports that background screening companies routinely “mismatch people; omit…

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How to Avoid a Costly Bad Hire

Successful businesses value their time, money, and effort. A bad hiring decision will greatly diminish all three of those assets, and not just in the way you might expect. Sixty-six percent of employers in the U.S. reported making a bad hire, according to a 2013 study.  Twenty seven percent of U.S. employers said that a single…

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