The Reliable Blog2022-03-25T18:26:54-07:00


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

How Applicant Tracking Systems Compromise Background Checks

How do applicant tracking systems work? Corporations, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that utilize an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) often appreciate the ability to streamline the onboarding process. Applicants enter their information online, creating their initial employee/applicant file. This allows the company or organization to perform many human resources functions, including sometimes, ordering the employee background check. Unfortunately, applicants often make careless input errors when entering their information, which is particularly exacerbated when they do so on mobile devices. Criminals also tend to intentionally input incorrect data, especially with their name and date of birth, as they are attempting to avoid having their [...]

June 28, 2022|

Board of Director Background Checks Are Crucial

Board of Directors exist in both the corporate and the nonprofit world. One common characteristic is that these Directors typically are not employees of the corporation or organization – yet they are part of the governing body that guides the direction and mission of both businesses and nonprofit organizations. While background checks are commonplace with employee onboarding – regardless of the type of entity for who they work – board of directors too often are selected based upon a referral from a “good old boys or good old girls club.” Established individuals will refer candidates from their networks to join a Board [...]

May 17, 2022|

The Evolution of Credit Reports

Credit reports have evolved over the years. The most significant changes occurred almost five years ago on July 1, 2017, when all three credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – settled a lawsuit that was filed against them by the attorney generals of several states. Their legal settlement resulted in the removal of all tax liens and civil judgments from the credit reports furnished by the three credit bureaus. It may be surprising, but here we are virtually five years later, and many users of credit reports – corporations, municipalities, apartments, franchise companies, and country clubs – who rely upon information [...]

March 16, 2022|

Country Club Membership Screening Benefits Bottom Line

One of the appeals of private country clubs is their exclusivity. Membership openings are typically capped-off at a certain threshold, meaning once a specific number of memberships is sold, a new member can only join after an existing member decides to leave the country club, thus opening up a membership slot. This often results in waiting lists, which further reinforces the desirability and panache of the country club. Reasons For Country Club Background Check Steep initial membership fees – sometimes in excess of $100,000 – coupled with mandated minimum food and beverage purchases, all add to the Club’s distinctiveness. These financial encumbrances [...]

February 18, 2022|





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