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Minor Traffic Offenses Will No Longer Be Reported

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation, News

At Protus3, we believe that employers should have as much relevant information as possible in order to make the best hiring decisions. We have always prided ourselves on the fact that we report everything we possibly can when conducting pre-employment background investigations. This included everything from felonies all the way down to minor traffic offenses. The FCRA allows us to …

Background investigations and COVID-19

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation, News

In a typical week, I spend a good part of my time conducting background investigations. So what’s different now that we’re all dealing with COVID-19? Honestly? Not much. Nearly every background investigation we conduct includes a criminal search. For locations where the process is automated (i.e. records are online), there is no change based on COVID-19. Records were readily available …

You’ve Conducted a Background Check… Now What?

Protus3 Background Investigation

Hiring new employees is a vital component of any successful business. Every company collects some type of background information. From the initial application to the final interview, employers seek to obtain information in order to assess several qualities about a potential hire. Are they competent? Do they have the right skills? Who is the best person for the position? Running …

BCBS Corporate Security Leadership Conference

Protus3 News, Training

Chris Peterson and Tasha Dyson presented training at the 18th Annual BCBS Corporate Security Leadership Conference in Durham, NC. Tasha presented “Background and Social Media Investigations.” This program covered basic concepts and processes for conducting background investigations, including data sources and identifying information. The program covered address searches, criminal/civil record searches, credit reports, driving histories, and other searches common to …

Wake STEM Early College High School at Protus3

Wake STEM Early College High School at Protus3

Protus3 Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Schematic Design, Training

Protus3 was excited to invite four students from the Wake STEM Early College High School into the office for a day of Job Shadowing. This is one of the best ways to learn and gain experience all while making connections with professionals. The students were specifically interested in Forensic Science, IT Technology, Cyber Security, and Criminal Investigating. Our experts showed …

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Tasha Dyson Presents at Cary Chamber

Protus3 Background Investigation, News

Tasha Dyson presented Background Investigations: 7 Questions to Consider at the Cary Chamber of Commerce Business of Women luncheon. The Business of Women luncheon hosts approximately 70 women in a variety of roles in most industries. This presentation covers some of the questions companies should be asking – both inside the company and to their background investigation service provider. Some …

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Nationwide Criminal Search: A Persistent Myth

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation

Dragons. Mermaids. Fairies. The Loch Ness Monster. Bigfoot. Leprechauns. Nationwide criminal searches. All are mythical creatures. We’re asked all the time if we offer a “nationwide criminal search” or a “multi-state criminal search”. The answer is always “No.” Why not? Because it simply doesn’t exist. When you talk about a “nationwide criminal search” or a “multi-state criminal search”, what do …

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Why Do Background Investigations Take So Long?

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation

Time is the number one challenge for employers in the background investigations process. That was one finding in the study entitled “How Human Resource Professionals View the Use and Effectiveness of Background Screening Methods” published by NAPBS and HR.com in June 2018. You can read the entire report here. The report did not include the expectation about how long background …

No Second Chances article

No Second Chances

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation, News

No Second Chances: It’s time for Google to stop condemning former inmates to life sentences. One of our clients sent us this article by Brian Hamilton of Sageworks published in US News. The main question is “Is it fair for someone to be labeled so long after a crime has been committed?…The issue is when people – whether they are …

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Can You Consider Arrest Records?

Tasha Dyson, CFE Background Investigation, Compliance

Let’s consider arrest records for a moment. Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an excellent resource. Much of the information in this section comes from that source. …