The Reliable Blog2022-12-01T15:51:29-07:00


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

Continuous Criminal Monitoring Increases the Job Applicant Pool

Many companies today are facing challenges finding applicants to fill their open employment positions. In spite of a variety of online avenues to promote job availability, the pool of applicants seems inadequate. One method to increase the universe of potential hires is to implement Continuous Criminal Monitoring. Performing pre-employment background checks has been the norm. By implementing a system of Continuous Criminal Monitoring, the ongoing criminal history of existing employees can also be scrutinized. Here are some of the reasons that Continuous Criminal Monitoring can help increase the job applicants you need, while also benefiting your company in other ways. Provide a [...]

March 13, 2023|

Importance of Consistent Background Checks Across the Franchise Network

Franchises operate on a business model where a parent company, the franchisor, grants the right to use its brand name, business model, and support system to individual franchisees. As a result, maintaining brand consistency is critical for the success of a franchise. One important aspect of this consistency is having a standardized approach to background checks across the entire franchise brand. Here are some reasons why consistent background checks across the franchise network are important for franchises: Protecting the brand: A franchise's reputation and brand image are crucial to its success. By conducting consistent background checks across all franchise locations, the franchisor [...]

February 21, 2023|

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Report on the Three Credit Bureaus

Earlier this month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued its report on the three nationwide consumer reporting agencies (NCRAs)—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, the three main credit bureaus in the United States.  The CFPB is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to provide an annual report that summarizes the outcomes of consumer complaints lodged with the CFPB against these three credit reporting companies. The report was based upon 488,000 consumer complaints that the CFPB received from October 2021 through September 2022, regarding Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.  It showed some improvement in the response by the credit bureaus relative to their [...]

January 23, 2023|

Negligent Hiring Liability Exists Whether it’s a Contractor or W-2 Employee

Sadly in the news this month was the death of a 7-year-old girl, allegedly killed by a FedEx delivery person/driver, who was in fact a subcontractor working for a third-party company.  The result has been a lawsuit filed by the family of the deceased girl against both FedEx and the third-party subcontracting company (that actually employed this delivery person/driver). Although the lawsuit has not yet been adjudicated, it is a  reminder that companies can be held liable for the actions of their employees as well as their sub-contractors.  When a company hires a sub-contractor, the hired individual is representing the company.  It [...]

December 22, 2022|



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