administration, The Associated Press has learned.
Two law enforcement officials said Tuesday the FBI is looking at potential fraud by mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac (FRE), and insurer American International Group Inc. (AIG) Additionally, a senior law enforcement official said Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEH) also is under investigation.
Whole story here.…
igation is the goal, and one effective way to to have a professional and thorough pre-employment program in place. The tip? Contract a licensed private investigator who is a CRA and specializes in pre-employment screening. The fact is that many states, including Florida, have strict laws governing the private investigation profession, thus we are held to a higher standard than those who operate without a license. The fact that we are licensed professional allows us access to PRIVATE databases that are FCRA, DPPA, and HIPPA compliant, again unique to licensed private investigators. What can you expect on your completed report?
Verification of applicant's name, date of birth, and social security number
Nationwide criminal record search
Nationwide sexual offender and predator search
A search of civil records in every county the applicant has lived
DPPA compliant driving record search.
Education verification and verification of professional license
Interview with current or former employers.
Military record verified
Having facts like these in hand, obtained in compliance with all laws, will make it possible to make an informed hiring decision...thus an effective hiring screening program.
Hiring a private investigator may be new to you, and there may be questions which we are always available to answer
round of potential employees. The marketplace has commoditized this service, and employers are buying price first, rather than service first. Some employers only run checks based on the current address, or don't validate SSN's, or don't run aliases. It's as though they are running the investigation to say they ran it, without caring too much about whether or not they are thoroughly screening the candidates.
I certainly agree that these should only be considered a piece of the hiring decision process, and that you should always give an applicant the opportunity to speak to or challenge the results. However, if you're truly concerned about ensuring a safe environment for both your employees and your customers, it's critical that the buyers of these services fully understand what they are buying, and what they are not.…
ndex search, prior to the formal (ie: retained by a separate Screening Company); and something shows up, we could save ourselves and the client time & money.
Our candidates sign a release and authorization of investigation on our application. My question is; as most counties Criminal Record file is public information; are there legal ramifications to checking if this person has a record on file, instead of going through a formal background company, as an initial search?…
Added by Betsy Park at 2:24pm on September 16, 2011