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RELIABLE BACKGROUND SCREENING INDUSTRY NEWS AND ARTICLES

Industry news, helpful tips, and valuable insight from the Reliable Background Screening Team.

Adverse Action Notices Become More Complex with Employee Screening

Adverse Action Notices Become More Complex with Employee Screening Adverse Action | An FCRA Requirement The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act – the federal law that governs background checks) requires Adverse Action Notices for all types of background checks – whether it is tenant screening, volunteer screening, country club membership screening, franchisee screening or employee screening background checks.  However, the FCRA places its most onerous regulations upon employee screening, both with its initial disclosure and authorization requirements, as well as with its Adverse Action Notices rules. What is Adverse Action? Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Adverse Action is defined [...]

July 20, 2021|

IF YOU COULD HAVE KNOWN, YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN®

IF YOU COULD HAVE KNOWN, YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN® Earlier this month, Hawaii's Department of Health Services came under scrutiny for hiring a convicted murderer into a role that directly interacts with young victims of domestic violence. The individual in question was found guilty of murder and was later paroled before relocating to the state of Hawaii. While reviewing the candidate’s application for a position within the Child Welfare Services division, Hawaii’s Department of Health Services neglected to complete an extensive background check, instead only checking local records for past criminal history. Hawaii’s Department of Health Services is fortunate their [...]

June 23, 2021|

Top Five Reasons to Screen Franchisees

What is the true value of franchisee background screening? It only takes one or two poor experiences at a franchisee location to change the public's perception of your franchise brand. Aside from building and maintaining a credible brand reputation, franchisors must ensure that their customer experience is consistent from location to location. Allowing the wrong individual to be a franchisee can undo years of building your franchise brand, operational standards, and reputation.  However, the franchisor isn’t the only one with skin in the game. The typical franchisee applicant is investing a substantial amount of their personal wealth, often approaching $500,000 [...]

May 27, 2021|

Franchisee Screening Protects Franchisors and Franchisees

No Cost Protection for Franchisor It has often been stated that franchisee screening is a “no-brainer” for the franchisor. The average cost of the franchisee screening report can be passed through to the franchisee candidate, either as part of the franchise fee or as a separate application or background check fee. However, it is also true that too often, particularly with emerging franchise brands, the franchisor will become focused on selling franchise units, without really considering the type of person that is applying – other than do they have the financial resources to both pay the franchise fee and to [...]

April 15, 2021|

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