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When Candidates Have Discrepancies on Their Resumes...what to do?

Okay, so you have recruited just the right candidate.   According to his resume his credentials are impeccable.  He has all the required skill sets and vital experience in dealing with all the disciplines the job will require.   His references provide you with glowing reviews.   You have conducted background checks as part of your employment screening process, and your candidate emerges squeaky clean.  Nothing that is noteworthy.

Or maybe there is some kid stuff type offenses on…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on January 23, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Corra Group Has Moved to Its New El Segundo, California Office Space

We are here at last!  Moving.  The "M" Word.   Rule of thumb, whatever you think you have to move, multiply it by five.  And then allow for surprises.  But here we are in El Segundo.  

Corra Group has moved in to its larger office space in order to better service its growing list of clients. The employment background checking service is now headquartered at 201 Continental Blvd, Suite 107, El Segundo, California.

“We are in at last,” said Nick Gustavson, Co-Founder of…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on May 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Destructive Cost of Workplace Fraud

Once upon a time a dear friend told me about the issues he was having in his apparel manufacturing plant where certain employees were in business for themselves.  This meant their raking off inventory, dresses, blouses, and such, and selling the stolen merchandise to anyone who would pay cash.   Upon doing researcher, my friend found is otherwise unaccounted merchandise in the flea markets in downtown Los Angeles and with different off price venues.   The stealing or shrinkage, as it was…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on March 13, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

College Graduates and the Modern Challenges in the Job Market

Once upon a time, a college degree was considered a ticket to success.  If you had a diploma, a sheepskin, if you will, you could easily find a job.  You would make more money.  You were almost guaranteed a promising start to a career.  Not so much anymore.

An article in the …

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Added by Gordon Basichis on February 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Employers Best Not Use Criminal Records Background Checks as a One Size Fits All

Criminal records background checks are not a one size fits all.   While most employers do conduct criminal background checks as part of their employment screening program, the idea is to use them wisely.  Wisely, in this case, means don't be indiscriminate to where you can get yourself in trouble with the  Equal  Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).   Pepsi Beverages just found its blanket policy, regarding criminal records background checks, cost them a hefty $3.1 Million in settlement…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on January 19, 2012 at 6:30am — 13 Comments

Occupy Wall Street May Be a Benefit to Recruiters in the Private Security Industry

The Occupy Wall Street Movement has caused its fair share of consternation to a good many persons and organizations.  In certain areas where Occupy Whatever is taking place, small business owners are losing business due to the congregations outside their doors.  Often regular customers will not patronize businesses where large crowds are gathered outside or nearby.   People are intimidated.  It's that simple, really.

Then, of course, there has been vandalism where various businesses…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on November 8, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Process and Pitfalls of Education Verification

While employers have long conducted education verification checks on their employment candidates, it appears that increasingly more staffing and recruiting groups are being made responsible for conducting this and other background checks as part of the employment screening process.

Education history, of course, outside of criminal records, is one of the more significant searches.   For many positions,  education is not just a prerequisite but also vital to employment candidate's…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on May 17, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Employer No Hire Polices Because of Criminal Pasts

Apparently certain employers discriminate in their hiring practices.  According to a recent report in the National Employment Law Project, or NELP,  their survey of Cragi's Lit reveals that no hire policies are routine.   According to their Press Release, NELP posted the following--

"The new report highlights the widespread and illegal use of blanket no-hire policies by providing…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on April 4, 2011 at 4:30am — 15 Comments

Having to Deal With Workplace Bullies

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Added by Gordon Basichis on December 6, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Are You Hiring Employees Who Are Corporate Spies?

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Added by Gordon Basichis on October 25, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Supreme Court to Review Background Checks for Federal Contractors

he Supreme Court of the United States is back in session and about to hear a case regarding employment screening. The issue before them is essentially to what extent can an…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on October 18, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Follow Up On Credit Background Checks

There is an ongoing controversy in several states about whether or not employers should run credit reports s part of the background checks they use in their preemployment screening programs. I have posted some thoughts on this subject in a recent blog, Controversy Over Credit Reports as Background Checks.



Some critics of the credit report as a background check contest that this is a draconian practice, as it inhibits many skilled and otherwise… Continue

Added by Gordon Basichis on March 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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