In some cases this data is subject to data acquisition fees. These "access fees" are additional charges, similar to a tax that is added to the background check price. Essentially, they are passed through to the customer.
Many staffing firms choose to use only a “national” database search. It’s attractive because it’s cheap and fast, but it’s also risky. Being transparent about these risks can help you determine if it’s the right screen for your firm.
Learn how civil searches are different than criminal and why it may be smart to add one. Civil and criminal records are different types of searches with records being held by different courts. Here's some basic information about civil cases and why you may want to consider a civil records search.
Does your search include federal offenses? Not sure. First, federal offenses mean those that are prosecuted under federal law. And they aren't housed in county courts. The Federal government maintains its own court system for criminal charges of national consequence.
Not all background checks are created equal and in the case of database only screens, they are dangerous and unreliable.
Yes, if created in connection with an investigation into suspected misconduct relating to employment.
When you have limited resources, the last thing you can afford to do is be wasteful. Here are 3 ways you can maximize your resources and still get a high quality screen.
Learn how BIB is building a better database! A Guest Blog from our Research Department. BIB's database houses lots of information and records. When employers request a background check...
Arrests are different than convictions - find out why! State repositories and the FBI databases have been consistently admonished for their incomplete records by multiple sources including the Justice Department.
Park and Rec Departments across the country employ volunteers and coaches to supervise and lead children. Most use some type of screening, but not all background checks are the same. Here are five truths you should know about screening...
What is a background check? Simply said, it's the compiling of public records associated with someone's criminal or civil history. Because it's public data, these records are actually...
There’s more to name variation than just AKAs. Searching AKA (also known as) names is a best practice in background screening.