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Background Screening: Are you checking a box or really checking?

Being accountable for the safety of your workplace and employees is a weighty responsibility. Background screening staff is critical, but “background check” can mean many different things, and is frequently a very surface-level, problematic check.

We’ll unpack what makes a good background check and share questions to ask screening providers, so that you can be sure you are getting a legally compliant, rigorous check that will help you keep your company safe.

Presenter: David Bloom, GM at Sterling

David is General Manager of the Small and Mid-Sized Business Group at Sterling. David was included in Entrepreneur Magazine's Brilliant 100 and on Business Insider’s list of 100 most interesting people in the New York City tech scene. David holds a BA degree from Bates College and an MBA from Cornell University.
Recorded Jul 30 2019 43 mins
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