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Understanding Education Verification in Texas | CNet Technologies

In the past, there may have been contexts in which employers took on good faith that an individual had the educational credentials that they claimed on their resumes. Before the rise of the internet, many jobs relied on a combination of on-the-job training and any form of background education.

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Do You Need an Employee Handbook for Your Company? | CNet Technologies

As your company grows and hires new employees into various roles, you'll begin to see the possibility of inconsistency in your policies. Perhaps when you only have one or two employees, it is possible to manage many rules on a case-by-case basis. However, as you expand and grow, you are likely...

How Long Does a Background Check Take? | CNet Technologies

When you are planning to hire an employee—and want to know how long it might take to receive background check results—it only makes sense to explore the possible timeline for a background screening.

The truth is that the different levels of the background check process may require widely varying...

CTrack Software Streamlines Background Screening | CNet Technologies

Employers know that time is money—and this is especially true in the realm of hiring. If the candidates you are evaluating have other potential offers, getting an offer into the hands of your top choice quickly is ideal.

The need for speed combined with accuracy is one of a wide variety of...

Online Background Checks: What Are the Benefits for Your HR Department?

Ordering online background checks has not only made the screening process faster but more straightforward and cost-effective. The prevalence of online public records databases also makes the process of checking background information more accessible than ever before!

That being said, the overall

FCRA Disclosure and Authorization Requirements: What HR Needs to Know

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) may have been enacted almost fifty years ago, but making sure that your hiring practices are compliant with FCRA regulations is a continual journey. The FCRA protects consumers from having their data shared wantonly—as well as helping them to give permission...

Make the Background Check Process Faster for Your HR Department

No hiring manager or HR department is ever happy when your third-party background checks take longer than expected. After all, there is plenty of work to be done—or hiring for that position wouldn't be a priority. Some third-party background checks indeed take some time to go through—especially...

How Long Is a Background Check Good For? Your HR Questions Answered

One of the most common questions we get at CNet Technologies is the query, "How long is a background check good for?" This kind of question makes third-party background checks seem more like a consumable than their actual purpose, but it gives us a chance to shed some light on the nature of ...

Will a Fingerprint Background Check Really Help in the Hiring Process?

Anyone with a common first and last name has probably run into an issue somewhere along the line with name-based background checks. Even within the context of where a person grew up or spent time, there is a possibility of, say, multiple "John Smiths" in Houston, Texas. It only makes sense that...

Do Third-Party Background Checks Include Juvenile Records? HR Questions Answered

Teenagers can make some pretty consequential mistakes. However, part of the point of juvenile records is that our society believes youth can learn and change their ways after experiencing a juvenile conviction. Due to this structure, there are ways in which juvenile records may not appear on...

Why Your Start-Up Company Needs to Invest in Thorough, Ethical Background Checks

Many of us have our image of what a typical startup founder is like: self-funding or crowd-funding their idea and bootstrapping like crazy to get their vision off the ground. Perhaps you are a computer software application developer, or you have an idea for an eCommerce store that could be the...

HR Managers: New Court Rulings in Texas May Affect How—and Who—You Hire

The United States is in a bit of a "background check limbo" due to recent changes in how criminal background checks can affect the choice to hire—or not hire—new employees. This waiting zone is due to current legislation from August 2019, which created some ambiguity going forward about what the...