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What Else is New? Salary History Bans

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[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Okay. I’ve reviewed the forms. I’ve banned the box. I only run that background check after I make an offer. I’m aware of the marijuana laws and drug screening regulations in my jurisdiction. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?” Softly thuds head on desk. Ann:…

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Top Stories from 2019 in the World of Background Screening

,[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “Okay, I’ve reviewed all my forms and policies. AGAIN.” Ann (swills down piping hot coffee): “That didn’t take long!” Customer (chomps down on donut): “So that’s all hunky-dory, but is there anything new I need to know?” Ann (puts cup down on coaster “Not my circus,…

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A Christmas Carol Background Check Blog – Part III: Ghost of Background Checks Future

A Christmas Carol Background Check Blog (Ghost of Background Checks Future) [Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “It happened again! You know, I had that crazy dream where you were Marley and I was Scrooge and I was being sued for negligent hiring and had that crazy expensive attorney representing me. Then…

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A Christmas Carol Background Check Blog – Part II: Ghost of Background Checks Present

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I can’t get that crazy dream out of my head where you were Marley and I was Scrooge and I was being sued for negligent hiring and had that crazy expensive attorney representing me.” Ann: [pops chocolate out of Advent Calendar]. “Are you sure it was…

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A Christmas Carol Background Check Blog – Part I: Ghost of Background Checks Past

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer [sounds shaken]: “I had a dream last night that you came to me, and you told me I was going to be visited by three ghosts. Background checks past, background checks present and background checks future. You said your name was “Marley,” and kept calling me…

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A la carte or package background checks?

Ann (puts down leftover drumstick, wipes hands on jeans): “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Prospective Client: “I am uh, shopping around for uh, you know, uh background checks.” Ann: “That’s great! There are a lot of good companies out there. What do you need in a background check?” Prospective Client (trying to be patient—didn’t Ann…

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Should Santa screen His Elves?

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Santa: “I think one of my elves is stealing from me.” Ann: “Oh my. Surely you ran a background check on her before you hired her for the Workshop?” Santa: “Ho ho ho. Well, no. It seemed like a waste of money. They are only going to…

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