Privacy Practice and Personal Information Disclosure

Pre-Employment Profiles, Inc., and Parker & Associates Professional Investigations, does not store or transfer any personal information to third parties outside the United States or its territories. No information is sold or distributed to any person other than in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act [FCRA], and the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act [ICRAA].

SHOULD I REMOVE THE CRIMINAL CONVICTION QUESTON BOX FROM MY EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION?

August 05, 2014 Guest Contributor: Katy Raytis, Employment Law Attorney, Belden, Blaine & Raytis, LLP The recent “ban the box” movement is a national civil rights push that aims at assisting those with criminal backgrounds to find new employment. The concept is to preclude a prospective employer from having a question on a job application … Read more

San Luis Obispo County Court Update

Effective July 7, 2014, the CEO of the San Luis Obispo County Courts has instituted a policy of requiring a fee of $15.00 for every ten (10) minute increment of time that a court clerk is involved in researching a name to determine whether or not criminal records exist for that individual. The financial impact … Read more

Why do we need to verify resumes’ on every applicant before we hire them?

We hear that question almost every week.  Well, it is really quite simple. For one reason or another, a significant number of applicants tell outright lies on their resumes and applications. It’s estimated that 50% of all candidates resumes have some type of meaningful discrepancy: 35% of these discrepancies are related to employment dates, 29% … Read more

Using Social Media to Screen Job Applicants

While it is true that a great deal of information on job applicants may be found online using social networking sites such as Facebook, doing so could result in significant negative issues for human resource professionals and employers. Remember…just because information exists online does not mean that it is true nor is relying upon the … Read more

Riley Parker appointed to BSIS Advisory Committee

Bureau Chief Laura Alarcon recently appointed Riley Parker, Private Investigator, to a two-year term on the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Advisory Committee as an industry member representing Private Patrol Operators. The appointment of Parker will take affect on July 1, 2014.

Mortgage Fraud Continues to Rage…

The new predators have come with the proliferation of “loan modification” companies. They seem to spring up overnight…scam artists who pledge to get a mortgage loan modified. But first…the borrower, already in dire financial straits, must send anywhere from $800-$3,000 in “upfront fees”…most of which do not result in any action whatsoever that will benefit … Read more