January 19th, 2018

    #MeToo is also an earthquake for the due-diligence business

    Corporate boards of directors are requiring that candidates for C-suite jobs be vetted more heavily than in the past to make sure they haven’t committed sexual harassment. That was the conclusion of a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, which also reported that some boards of directors are forcing newly hired CEOs to sign […]

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    January 10th, 2018

    Failing to properly vet prospective employees can endanger the workforce

    A Texas jury awarded a $1.2-million verdict against a metal-fabrication company after one of its employees shot and killed another employee on the job, despite other workers’ warnings about the shooter, according to court documents. Shot at the jobsite Jacob Matthew Cadriel had served two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan before taking a […]

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    January 2nd, 2018

    If you want a proper background screening done, ask a teenager

    Student journalists at a high-school newspaper in Kansas had a bad feeling when they looked at the CV of their school’s new principal who had just been hired by the local school board. For starters, the institution where Amy Robertson claimed she had earned her master’s and doctorate degrees was not accredited, news accounts said. […]

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    November 27th, 2017

    The FBI uses fingerprints to do continual screening of workers in sensitive jobs

    The FBI is using fingerprint technology to help school districts, airports, and other civilian organizations employing people in sensitive jobs, to carry out post-hire vetting of their employees. Traditionally, when government agencies have sent a job applicant’s fingerprints to the FBI in a background check, the bureau would expunge the prints after checking. But under […]

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    November 13th, 2017

    Seeking Guidance from the Mintz Group in China: NPR
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    The day after President Trump arrived in China recently, National Public Radio sought out Randal Phillips, a Mintz Group partner who heads the company’s Beijing office, for insight into the rising Asian nation. On November 7, NPR’s Morning Edition ran a seven-minute interview with Phillips from Beijing that touched on his 28 years in the […]

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