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THE BLOG ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKING

TOPIC: Pre-hire

    December 21st, 2016

    Boardroom publication seeks Mintz Group’s counsel on vetting directors

    By John Mintz

    A publication with expertise in corporate governance sought the Mintz Group’s advice on best practices in vetting prospective board members.  The online newsletter Boardroom Insider, at boardroominsider.com, said the first step in vetting possible directors is to “put your HR staff to work on a proper background and reference check for new directors as you […]

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    October 13th, 2016

    Most employers check social media before hiring

    By John Mintz

    Background checking is about going down paper trails a person has left behind.  The trouble is that more and more of it isn’t on paper; it’s online.  Recruitment consulting firm CareerBuilder found in a recent study that in the pre-hire world, the number of companies checking on job candidates’ social-media personas grew from 52% in […]

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    October 13th, 2016

    Here’s how 18% of Persian Gulf jobs are misstated

    By John Mintz

    Background checks in 2015 and 2016 revealed that about 18% of all job applicants across eight countries made misstatements about their skills or backgrounds in their applications, according to a report by Crowe Horwath, a U.S.-based accounting and consulting firm.  The study found that 69% of discrepancies involved job history, 19% involved educational history, 6% […]

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