Dating Advice: Don't Skip the Background Checks

So you have tried the conventional routes of friends and family fixing you up with no prospects in sight. What next? There are many ways to meet people to get that elusive date. Lingering in the grocery store hoping a single hunk or hunket will help you find the perfect melon or chatting up at bars and clubs are just a couple. Get involved in a favorite charity or an activity that you truly enjoy to meet a like minded individual.And of course there are the many online dating sites as well for you to search endlessly at your own leisure. ...more

Does My Employment Status Affect My Credit Report?

No. For today, a person’s employment status does not affect his or her credit report.  That said, certain information ON credit reports affects an offer of employment. Last week on the Today Show I heard this question asked during a segment about credit reports.  The purpose of the segment had more to do with credit reports in general, so little time was spent on its relationship to employment.  I’d like to use this blog to emphasize some points. ...more
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Morally Bankrupt?

Right after Z was born, almost 4 years ago, the Hubs lost his job. Suddenly, overnight we went from a family of 2 with an income of $80,000 a year to a family of 3 with an income of less than $30,000 a year....more
I'm glad to read that you have another interview pending elsewhere! While I know it's typical to ...more

10 Tips to Safety and Security in Online Matchmaking

My first passion has always been personal security as it relates to violence prevention. I got into this business 20 years ago as a result of violence in my own life and began to write, speak and train in self defense. Today is no different than back then, with the exception that there are many more ways for the bad guy to snare their victims. ...more

One in eight applicants denied positions because of criminal history

Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano Background checks are a necessary tool in today’s sometimes violent and certainly litigious society. If a rug installation company was to hire an installer, who eventually rapes and kills a client, then the rug installation company would be held libel for the animals actions. This example is one that happens all to often. ...more

What to look for in a Pre-employment Screening company

More and more business are discovering that it just makes sense to out source pre-employment screening for the following reasons: ...more

Criminal Records and Potential Disabilities - Ask HR Wench

I've seen this before. Arrest and/or conviction records collide with potential disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the HR department has an "Oh, Crap" Moment. A reader writes, I am a recovering alcoholic. In a short period of time between 2003 and 2004 I racked up: ...more