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Is status quo good enough for entry-level screening?

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you. When you’re on the hunt for a new job, what’s the first thing you do? Dig
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Is status quo good enough for entry-level screening?

What should your pre-employment screening provider offer you?

Drug screening. Criminal records checks. DMV searches. Background screening is a broad term. But what really defines it?  To a degree,
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What should your pre-employment screening provider offer you?

Bad background screening experiences cost companies

Job interviews are all about evaluating the candidate, right? Well, not quite. Nearly 40 percent of businesses say they lost a potential
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Bad background screening experiences cost companies

More screening for licensed job holders may be coming

Here’s something you might not know: nearly one out of three jobs in America now require a license of some
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More screening for licensed job holders may be coming

Drug Testing Holds Up Hiring

It’s been a big summer for jobs. Unemployment rates are low. In fact, they’re the lowest since March 2001. Business is booming
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Drug Testing Holds Up Hiring

Is it fair to use social media in screening?

All may be fair in love and war, but in employee-employer relationships? That relationship is pretty up front. Add social media into
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Is it fair to use social media in screening?

New background check rules slow hiring. Is your county next?

Of all places, school should be a place to feel safe. But that wasn’t the case for students in one district
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New background check rules slow hiring. Is your county next?

Background Screening Helps Companies Navigate Low Unemployment Numbers

This summer’s been one for the record books. Almost. Unemployment rates have dipped to near 16-year lows.   According to the Bureau of
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Background Screening Helps Companies Navigate Low Unemployment Numbers

Importance of Background Screening

What's the secret ingredient for business success? A steady supply of coffee? Coworkers who laugh at all your jokes? Knowing what's important
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Importance of Background Screening

Visa Applicants Subject to Social Media Screening

Imagine being judged by the sum of all your social media stories. Sound a little intimidating?   In business, social media screening is
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Visa Applicants Subject to Social Media Screening

Background Checks : Our Philosophy

Are background checks just about digging for dirt or finding skeletons in the closet? No, not at all. It is true
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Background Checks : Our Philosophy

What Does Google Say About You?

Have you ever done a Google search on your name? What about on an applicant’s name? What you find may
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What Does Google Say About You?

Cleaning Up Perceptions in Garbage Collection

Changing how the public views a particular industry, whether it’s true or not, doesn’t happen overnight. It’s especially unfair when
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Cleaning Up Perceptions in Garbage Collection

2017 Employment Screening Trends Part 2

What an incredible year of change it has been so far – especially when it comes to employment screening. The
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2017 Employment Screening Trends Part 2

4 Things You Need to Know About FRCA Compliance

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a must-know for all employers, recruiters, and HR staff. It regulates how consumer
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4 Things You Need to Know About FRCA Compliance

Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Hire Refugees

The share of the American workforce testing positive for illicit substances hit a 10 year high in 2015. This did
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Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Hire Refugees

Recruiting on Social Media? Here’s What to Look Out For.

Social media is the new way people do business, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Marketing, sales, and even
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Recruiting on Social Media? Here’s What to Look Out For.

ClearStar’s 2017 Industry Predictions

Every year brings new opportunity. With the increasing speed of global innovation, being on top of business trends has become
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ClearStar’s 2017 Industry Predictions

What’s New About the New I-9 Form?

Any company looking to hire employees has something new to look out for this year. The U.S. Department of Labor
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What’s New About the New I-9 Form?

Buying a Gun? Here’s What Affects the Background Check

This article will cover major points from the federal government level; but just like driving laws, firearm laws vary
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Buying a Gun? Here’s What Affects the Background Check

How “Ban the Box” Could Affect Your 2017 Hiring

Taking effect January 22, 2017, private employers in Los Angeles, Calif. will be required to "ban the box" — postpone
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How “Ban the Box” Could Affect Your 2017 Hiring

5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Background Screening Provider

If you aren’t a background screening professional, odds are you aren’t an expert in all things background checks. It
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5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Background Screening Provider

Benefits and Challenges of Hiring Remote Teams

With an increasingly connected world, it has never been easier to hire a distributed workforce. More and more companies
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Benefits and Challenges of Hiring Remote Teams

A Bad Hire Can Cost Small Businesses

Small businesses employ a staggering 51% of all Americans. With a smaller amount of employees, the cost of a
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A Bad Hire Can Cost Small Businesses

Why Should My Background Screening Company Have a Medical Review Officer?

A Medical Review Officer reviews lab results and procedures associated with an employer’s drug and occupational testing program. MRO’s are
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Why Should My Background Screening Company Have a Medical Review Officer?

What is the Difference Between Different Background Checks?

What is the Difference Between Different Background Checks? When your company implements a background check policy, there are a
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What is the Difference Between Different Background Checks?

Hiring Santa’s Helpers

Though it’s only October, ‘tis already the season for seasonal hiring. U.S. retailers are projected to hire over 738,
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Hiring Santa’s Helpers

Should My Company Use Social Media as Part of Our Background Screening?

With the rise of social media, employers have never had more access to information about their applicants’ personal lives.
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Should My Company Use Social Media as Part of Our Background Screening?

From the Experts: an #NAPBS2016 Q&A

With the 2016 National Association of Professional Background Screeners Annual Conference winding down, it’s been a whirlwind week for
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From the Experts: an #NAPBS2016 Q&A

Just How Common is Resume Fraud?

Resume fraud is on the rise in the post-housing-bubble economy. According to a CareerBuilder survey, a staggering 58% of
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Just How Common is Resume Fraud?

Your Quick-Start Guide to Protecting Applicant Data

If the phrase “cybersecurity breach” has you picturing a scene from a hacker movie, you’re not alone. While the
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Your Quick-Start Guide to Protecting Applicant Data

All Background Checks Aren’t Created Equal

It is likely that one of the greatest myths about background screening is that there is a “standard” background check.
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All Background Checks Aren’t Created Equal

The Benefits of Implementing a Pre-Employment Background Check Policy

As a small business owner, you are probably curious about the pros and cons behind background screening your employees.
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The Benefits of Implementing a Pre-Employment Background Check Policy

Employment Screening

What should your pre-employment screening provider offer you?

By ClearStar | Sep 26, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Drug screening. Criminal records checks. DMV searches. Background screening is a broad term. But...

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Bad background screening experiences cost companies

By ClearStar | Sep 19, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Job interviews are all about evaluating the candidate, right? Well, not quite. Nearly 40...

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More screening for licensed job holders may be coming

By ClearStar | Sep 7, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Here’s something you might not know: nearly one out of three jobs in America now require a...

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New Hires

Background Checks : Our Philosophy

By ClearStar | Jun 22, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Are background checks just about digging for dirt or finding skeletons in the closet? No, not at...

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Online Background Search

What Does Google Say About You?

By ClearStar | Jun 13, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Have you ever done a Google search on your name? What about on an applicant’s name? What you find...

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2017 Employment Screening Trends Part 2

By ClearStar | May 25, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

What an incredible year of change it has been so far – especially when it comes to employment...

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White House

4 Things You Need to Know About FRCA Compliance

By ClearStar | May 16, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a must-know for all employers, recruiters, and HR staff. It...

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Americans Fail Drug Tests, Employers Hire Refugees

By ClearStar | May 9, 2017 | Company News, Drug Screening, Employment Screening

The share of the American workforce testing positive for illicit substances hit a 10 year high in...

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Recruiting on Social Media? Here’s What to Look Out For.

By ClearStar | Apr 11, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Social media is the new way people do business, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Marketing,...

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ClearStar’s 2017 Industry Predictions

By ClearStar | Feb 7, 2017 | Company News, Data Security, Drug Screening, Employment Screening, Global Screening

Every year brings new opportunity. With the increasing speed of global innovation, being on top of...

Read More

What’s New About the New I-9 Form?

By ClearStar | Jan 24, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

Any company looking to hire employees has something new to look out for this year. The U.S....

Read More

Buying a Gun? Here’s What Affects the Background Check

By ClearStar | Jan 17, 2017 | Company News, Employment Screening

This article will cover major points from the federal government level; but just like driving laws,...

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How “Ban the Box” Could Affect Your 2017 Hiring

By ClearStar | Dec 30, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

Taking effect January 22, 2017, private employers in Los Angeles, Calif. will be required to "ban...

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5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Background Screening Provider

By ClearStar | Dec 15, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

If you aren’t a background screening professional, odds are you aren’t an expert in all things...

Read More

Benefits and Challenges of Hiring Remote Teams

By ClearStar | Dec 8, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

With an increasingly connected world, it has never been easier to hire a distributed workforce....

Read More

A Bad Hire Can Cost Small Businesses

By ClearStar | Dec 1, 2016 | Employment Screening

Small businesses employ a staggering 51% of all Americans. With a smaller amount of employees, the...

Read More

Why Should My Background Screening Company Have a Medical Review Officer?

By ClearStar | Nov 23, 2016 | Company News, Drug Screening, Employment Screening

A Medical Review Officer reviews lab results and procedures associated with an employer’s drug...

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What is the Difference Between Different Background Checks?

By ClearStar | Nov 10, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

What is the Difference Between Different Background Checks? When your company implements a...

Read More

Hiring Santa’s Helpers

By ClearStar | Oct 25, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

Though it’s only October, ‘tis already the season for seasonal hiring. U.S. retailers are...

Read More

Should My Company Use Social Media as Part of Our Background Screening?

By ClearStar | Oct 6, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

With the rise of social media, employers have never had more access to information about their...

Read More

From the Experts: an #NAPBS2016 Q&A

By ClearStar | Sep 29, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening, Global Screening

With the 2016 National Association of Professional Background Screeners Annual Conference winding...

Read More

Just How Common is Resume Fraud?

By ClearStar | Sep 20, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

Resume fraud is on the rise in the post-housing-bubble economy. According to a CareerBuilder...

Read More

Your Quick-Start Guide to Protecting Applicant Data

By ClearStar | Sep 8, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

If the phrase “cybersecurity breach” has you picturing a scene from a hacker movie, you’re...

Read More

All Background Checks Aren’t Created Equal

By ClearStar | Aug 30, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

It is likely that one of the greatest myths about background screening is that there is a...

Read More

The Benefits of Implementing a Pre-Employment Background Check Policy

By ClearStar | Aug 25, 2016 | Company News, Employment Screening

As a small business owner, you are probably curious about the pros and cons behind background...

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