DEEP BACKGROUND

THE BLOG ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKING

    July 17th, 2017

    A lesson in avoiding racial bias in background screening

    The U.S. Census Bureau is taking steps to prevent racial bias in the hiring of hundreds of thousands of census-takers in the upcoming 2020 poll of Americans, after a six-year class-action lawsuit unearthed what plaintiffs’ lawyers called unfair screening practices. As part of the 2016 settlement of the lawsuit, the Census will redraw how it does […]

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    July 5th, 2017

    Take care doing due diligence on foreign officials — especially when you’re still in their country
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    Recent events in the small oil-rich nation of Equatorial Guinea illustrate the potential dilemmas for representatives of global companies trying to perform due diligence on foreign government officials. One dilemma – when the background checkers are still in the officials’ own country, they run the risk of being accused of crimes. In December 2016, three […]

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    June 13th, 2017

    Using visualization to solve clients’ complex problems
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    The International Bar Association’s recent Annual Litigation Forum Conference in Zurich played host to a presentation by Mintz Group partner Ian Casewell that demonstrated an exciting Mintz initiative for aiding clients — interactive, graphic visualization. Casewell, who heads the Mintz Group’s London office, spoke at a panel titled “Cutting-edge ways of introducing and taking evidence.” He […]

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    May 19th, 2017

    China must face some consequences: Mintz Group’s Randal Phillips
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    Journalists trying to understand the complex relationship between the United States and China turned to Randal Phillips, a Mintz Group partner and head of its Asia operations, for clarity. The articles were following up on the first summit between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Mar-a-Lago. A Washington Post column by Fred Hiatt, […]

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    May 16th, 2017

    Africa is a hotspot for CV lying: background-screening firm

    While Africa’s economy is one of the world’s fastest-growing, the continent is also a center of rampant CV fraud, a South Africa-based background-screening company said. “To avoid taking a financial and reputational hit while exploring all [that] Africa has to offer from a growth perspective, it is essential for businesses to know – and verify […]

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