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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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
compliance considerations. Download our EMEA Employment Screening Guide.

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Background Check Evolution: From Hiring Requirement to Hiring Strategy (Part 1)

A proactive strategy. An investment. Maybe even a competitive edge. That's how companies today are viewing employment screening, instead of merely thinking of it as a required human resource (HR) expenditure or an added step in the hiring process. More specifically, a recent Aptitude Research 2016 Hire, Engage and Retain study reveals that companies that invest in background screening are three times more likely to track quality of hire, and they're also improving performance in key areas of talent acquisition. No longer a task to check off in the hiring process, background screening is being strategically used by more employers to improve the quality of hires while also creating a better candidate experience. Here we share the fresh employer insights that are fueling these shifts in attitudes, based on feedback from the recent Aptitude Research study.

Employer Obligations to Gather and Report Employee TINs

In early August, the IRS released proposed regulations clarifying the duties of employers in soliciting taxpayer identification numbers (TINs).  The new guidance comes as a result of the frustrations many employers experienced during the 2015 reporting season, including the receipt of numerous AIRTN500 error messages.  The AIRTN500 error code is displayed when an individual's name and TIN does not match the IRS database.  Receipt of this error message led many employers to question their TIN reporting obligations.

Another ACA-Overhaul Bill is Proposed

In May, two Republicans, Representative Pete Sessions and Senator Bill Cassidy, released an ACA-overhaul bill proposal for “the Healthcare Accessibility, Empowerment and Liberty Act of 2016.”  Like the June release of Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way” proposal, there is much skepticism about the feasibility of these healthcare bills moving forward.  Sen. Cassidy took last week’s Health Agents for America meeting as a chance to argue that there is hope that his ACA-overhaul bill could survive the Senate floor...

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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.