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For Want of a Background Check, the Romance Was Toxic

Note: The following story about Robbie Romance is fictitious, told to illustrate the potential problems caused by a rush to hire and the lack of any background checking. ∼∼∼∼∼ Once upon a time, a well-educated, dynamic HR manager
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The Top 10 Reasons Why Social Media Background Checks Are a Dumb Idea

The latest addition to the modern recruiting process, social media background checks, may be the dumbest element. Unlike most background checks, they don’t verify positive job-related information. Instead, they are used almost exclusively to
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Keep Austin weird Ride-hailing startups flock after Uber and Lyft leave

From: Mashable By Caleb Pritchard Recommended by: Mashable Image: Mashable Composite; Associated Press, Blend ImagesAUSTIN, Texas — Six weeks after Austin's City Council voted to adopt regulations that drove Uber and Lyft out of
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Fingerprint vs. Name-Based: Which Background Screening Solution Is Best for Employers?

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard about states and municipalities passing bills requiring FBI or state fingerprint background checks for certain industries. While it’s good to see the government
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Uber coughs up 10 million to settle background check lawsuit

From: Mashable By The Associated Press Recommended by: Mashable Uber will pay $10 million to settle allegations from San Fransisco and Los Angeles prosecutors that it misled customers regarding background checks. Image: AP/Jeff
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Management 101: The 3 Cardinal Rules Of Reference Checks

Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post. I get calls on a regular basis to provide formal and informal references on people in my industry. First things first: