New Form I-9 Complimentary Training

Get trained on the new form I-9 with David Basham of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Dec. 15 at 12 PM ET

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Integration Best Practices Guide

36% of those who integrate their background checks into an applicant tracking system experience difficulties. Learn what you can do to avoid miscommunications with vendors.

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Screening Can Decrease Employee Turnover

Aptitude Research Partners industry analyst, Madeline Laurano shows the significant "quality of hire" benefits you can gain through employee screening and a better candidate experience.

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First Advantage Wins Reader's Choice Award

First Advantage voted as 2016 “Readers’ Choice for Pre-employment Screening”. "This award is designed to highlight these extraordinary firms — the ones our readers think are the very best at what they do.”

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Employment Screening in Canada

Our report on employment screening in Canada provides insight into how background checks are conducted in Canada, with a particular focus on the financial services industry.

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All Lines Tightened

Gain insight into the background screening environment in EMEA, including key FCA and PRA
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Is social media screening helping, or hurting, your hiring process?

Background checks can help you verify who applicants are not—meaning, they're not a convicted criminal, not included on a terrorist watch list, not currently using illicit drugs, etc.—in addition to validating key information or credentials. After that, it's often up to you to piece together the rest of their story through interviews and other personal interactions. But sometimes, after all that, it's still hard to tell what an applicant is really like, or if they'll they be a good fit. For a bigger picture, some companies are interested in an applicant's social media profile. Unlike a rehearsed interview where you only see and hear what applicants show you at the moment, social media offers a public platform where many people openly share the details of their lives...

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Final Rules on Regulatory References

Following the changes earlier this year from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which began 7th March 2016, financial services organizations/firms have had to make several changes to the way in which they not only define regulated roles, but also the framework for regulated references to ensure the continued assessment of the 'fitness and propriety' of their employees. The FCA and PRA have published new policy statements relating to regulatory references under the new regimes for banks and insurers which will come into effect 7th March 2017. At a glance the new rules require relevant firms to...

IRS Extends Deadline for Mailing 1095 Forms

IRS Notice N-2016-70 has extended the deadline for mailing the 2016 reporting year 1095 Forms from January 31st, 2017 to March 2nd, 2017.  Importantly, the Notice only extends the deadline for mailing the forms to employees and plan participants, and it does not extend the deadline for electronically transmitting the reporting data to the IRS. The electronic transmission deadline remains March 31st, 2017.

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As the trusted partner of over 45,000 organizations worldwide, we at First Advantage provide easy-to-understand background screening results so you can confidently make decisions about prospective employees, vendors and renters. Not only does this safeguard your brand, but you also arrive at dramatically better background insights – insights you can rely on. It’s time to partner with First Advantage. Now in 27 locations, with 5,600 employees across 13 countries and conducting over 54 million international background screens annually. We are your First Advantage.