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April 23, 2018

VICTIG Makes G2 Crowd’s List of Best B2B Tech Companies

Users of the independent review site G2 Crowd have ranked VICTIG Screening Solutions as one of the best B2B tech companies to do business with in 2018. Ranked by user satisfaction percentages of each company’s top-rated product, the G2 Crowd list includes the top 26 technology companies, with VICTIG winning the number two spot on the list. VICTIG’s Two Top-rated Features Founded in 2009 and currently serving at least 2,000 clients,VICTIG has established itself as a leader in providing top-tier employment background check services for companies of many different sizes […]
April 19, 2018

4 Common Background Check Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Part 2

As you plan out the screening process for your organization, avoid common mistakes to make sure you successfully find the best candidate while minimizing risks. That last thing you want to do is expose yourself or your business to litigation arising from the mishandling of sensitive information or from allegations of discrimination and FCRA non-compliance. In a previous post we discussed the first four mistakes to avoid. Now we’ll explore a few more. What NOT to Do When Doing a Background Check Fail to screen EVERYONE. You may be hiring […]
April 17, 2018

4 Common Background Check Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Part 1

When screening candidates for employment, housing, or volunteer work, a background check will be your greatest asset in determining if the person will be an appropriate and beneficial fit for your organization. Beyond gut feelings and first impressions, a background check will give you data on which to make informed decisions as your narrow down your options, but it’s vital to be aware of the common pitfalls that can be made in the process so that you don’t also expose yourself to risk. What NOT to Do When Doing a […]
April 11, 2018

Importance of Thorough Background Checks to Prevent Identity Mix-ups

Recently, in what is being called a case of indirect identity theft, a Maryland man’s job prospects were compromised following a routine background check at a potential job. Christopher Jenkin’s background check quickly uncovered a list of felony offenses, including grand theft auto, on his record. The problem: the record was for a man of the same name and birthdate, but who lived in Florida. The Christopher had never been to Florida let alone committed any of the crimes listed. The Importance of Searching Local Registries over FBI Databases The […]
April 4, 2018

How Long Should You Expect Employee Background Checks to Take?

From the employee’s perspective, a background check can take as little as one to two days or as long as a few months. If the employer is using a third-party background check provider (and all should), a portion of this time frame is outside of their control. On Average Background check providers or services that laud an “instant” turnaround time are generally pulling from databases that can be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. The problems with this should be obvious and you should always opt for thoroughness over speediness. Why Delays? […]