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THE BLOG ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKING

    February 13th, 2017

    Big Data in background screening? “Promising and scary”

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently held a public forum exploring the pros and cons of companies’ use of Big Data to make background-screening decisions in hiring, as well as in promotions. Participants cited a recent survey showing that 32% of companies use Big Data to make HR decisions. Big Data (in this context, sometimes […]

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    February 13th, 2017

    U.S. Treasury: “Zero Tolerance” is not the standard for bank due diligence
    TOPICS: Due diligence

    In recent months the IMF, World Bank and other institutions warned that global banks were being so tough in their anti-money laundering and due-diligence campaigns that some small economically weak nations were virtually banished from the worldwide banking system. In response, the U.S. Treasury replied that it never intended an overly punitive “zero tolerance” regime. IMF […]

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    February 6th, 2017

    Beware of what’s on LinkedIn unless you check it

    What’s on LinkedIn is what people say about themselves. Relying on it as proof of someone’s experience in business or academics can be a dangerous move. The investors in WrkRiot likely wish they had thought of that before they put up money in 2015 to back the Silicon Valley job-search website and its founder, Isaac Choi. […]

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    February 6th, 2017

    Security–clearance background screening: “Not where it needs to be”

    Great changes came recently to the U.S. government’s system of background screening on security-clearance applicants, and they were made in response to serious problems that emerged more than three years ago. The trouble started in September 2013, when a civilian Navy employee shot 12 people to death at the Navy Yard in Washington. Details emerged that the […]

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    February 3rd, 2017

    Mintz Group launches new division: Mintz Global Screening

    The Mintz Group is pleased to announce the formation of a new division, named Mintz Global Screening. This division will combine the strengths of Global Verify, our current high-volume, lower cost verification platform, with the outstanding team and industry-leading technology gained through our recent acquisition of Garda Background Screening Solutions. The formation of Mintz Global […]

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