For the New Year: Are Your Forms Up to Date?

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “You keep yammering on about the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and how everything needs to compliant. And how my forms need to be up-to-date. My background screener is compliant, it says so on their website.” Ann:[Fights urge to point out that not everything on the Internet…

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Happy New Year! Now, Let’s Review All Our Policies.

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “What do you recommend we do to update our corporate background check policy for 2019?” Ann: Flushes with pride “You’re asking me?” Customer: “Yeah, it’s slow around here. Everyone’s out for the holidays. You always answer the phone” Organizations that wish to keep their employees and…

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The 12 Days of Background Checks

‘Tis the season of gift giving and what better gifts to receive than gifts to help you ensure you have the best workforce possible? On the 1st day of Background Checks my screener gave to me: A terrific, jurisdictionally compliant Application to be used for all futures hires. Ann says, “Don’t let your applicants just…

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Why Should Santa Screen His Elves?

Why background checks on seasonal employees can keep your holidays bright [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…

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Did I Hire a Turkey?

You may not know what’s going on in someone’s life that will turn them from hirable to liable. … [Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Current Customer: “I just heard that one of my care workers, Susie, was in jail. Can you tell me why?” Ann: Hmmmmm….. My client’s business, in this instance…

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You heard it all your life: Play fair.

[Phone rings] Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.” Customer: “I have an applicant that gives me the creeps. I want you to run a deeper search on them, you know, sex offenders, the nationwide database, federals, all that.” Ann: “We shouldn’t do that.” Customer: “I’ll pay for it.” Well yes, you bet you will. But…

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Advantages and Disastrous Disadvantages of Instant Criminal Databases

[Phone rings]
Ann: “Cutting Edge, this is Ann.”
Prospective Customer: “We ran an Instant Criminal search and Suzy came back clear. Then she was denied a realtor’s license, they said she had a criminal conviction. What gives?”
Ann: “What jurisdiction?”
Prospective Customer: “San Diego.”
Ann: Puts head on desk. The desk is nice and cool.

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