EBI's Screening News Network Blog

The Fair Credit Reporting Act has several roles, but when it comes to background screening for employment purposes, it’s the basis for some of the most aggressive and costly lawsuits. Creating the right system before any hint of trouble can not only save you headaches -- it could save your shirt. In this piece, Jennifer Gladstone speaks with some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry about how to do everything right. 


A survey conducted by www.Yougov.com found that more than half of all Americans believe marijuana should be legal. In the January 15th survey, 52% percent of respondents under the age of 65 said marijuana should be legalized. In March of 2015 that number was 48%. Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana in some form, and 23 others have given the OK for the drug’s medical use.

It’s not terribly hard to look good on paper. A nice resume can often get you in the door. There are also plenty of people who can ace an interview in their sleep. Jonathan Segal, a partner with Duane Morris in Philadelphia once told me people are perfect only twice in their lives… the day they are born and the day the interview for a job. While many of us claim to be “a good judge of character”… would you be willing to bet your company’s health on your ability?