Gavin Muirhead has been involved in developing products for background checks and improving online experiences in the background screening industry since 2012. He is the lead author and editor of Affordable Background Checks.
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Posted on: October 12, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks are mainly used by employers who are looking for more information on potential employees. They can also be used by property owners, when a potential tenant is looking to live in their property.
When performing a background check, information is usually only gathered in the surrounding local area. This can provide the searcher with only a limited amount of information, because it is only pulling from local databases that the person may show up in. When … Read More
Posted on: September 25, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
There are several reasons that a person or company may need to disclose assets for a background check. The most common incidences are when a couple is facing divorce or child support obligations. In many cases, individuals will claim fewer assets so that they will have to pay lower payments. On the other hand, an individual may claim that they don’t have an income or possess any assets so that they can collect more money.
Another reason … Read More
Posted on: September 8, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
When people are told that they need a background check for employment, they usually think of a criminal history check. However, background checks entail much more information than that. Employers use these checks to weed out candidates that may not have been truthful in their resume.
Background checks also give prospective employers information regarding education and employment history. Everything that employers look for during a background check can be critical in hiring the right candidate.
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Posted on: August 22, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
Protect yourself and your company before you sign a business agreement with a money laundering firm. Criminals don’t always use banks to launder their money, they can target any type of business.
What is money laundering?
When large amounts of money are generated during criminal activity, the proceeds need to be disguised so that they look as though they came from a legitimate source. This type of money is often referred to as “dirty,” and the “laundry” process … Read More
Posted on: August 5, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
The financial services industry is one of the biggest areas of growth in the job market. Every day, financial offices are teeming with new employees and those seeking a job interview. Although most of these people have worked diligently to obtain their degrees and embark on their careers at financial firms, not all of them have such noble ambitions.
Unfortunately, the financial sector attracts dubious characters and con men who are eager to use their knowledge of the inner … Read More
Posted on: July 20, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
In a competitive business market, the hiring process is no longer based on personality, character, and all the frills that charming applicants once relied upon to land a job. Today, finding a job means that you’ll have to undergo a rigorous process of interviews, training, and of course, background checks.
Background checks are now a normal part of the hiring process for most jobs. As job applicants, this might be an alarming fact – particularly if there … Read More
Posted on: July 4, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
When it comes to having a background check performed on you or performing one on someone else, you might not know exactly what goes into them, who uses them and why, and when one is needed. We will explain that, but we are also going to give away some of the secrets behind them that will affect the way you view and interpret the results.
The Eight Types of Background Checks
There are 8 different kinds of checks that someone … Read More
Posted on: June 17, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
Background checks are used for many purposes. Whether you’re an employer looking to check out your applicants’ criminal history, a business owner looking to partner with someone new, or a landlord hoping to approve new tenants, a background check is often one of the best and simplest ways to ensure you’re making a sound, informed decision.
One of the most important elements of background checks is often the education verification portion. According to recent research, nearly half of all job … Read More
Posted on: May 31, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
Employment standards have changed drastically in the past few decades. Where before you could walk into a business, looking for casual work, and be hired on the spot, nowadays employers have to follow a series of processes to determine your suitability for the job, ensure the safety of their workforce and, most importantly the members of the public they come into contact with.
One of the most important processes an employer will undertake during the hiring process is to perform … Read More
Posted on: May 14, 2019 by Gavin Muirhead
If you are running a small business, you know the importance of hiring an employee that you can trust. It used to be that the only information you had to rely on was applications, resumes and former employers. Now you have the ability to run background checks to ensure that the person that you are considering for the job is right for the position.
Running a background check can prevent many business troubles, but you need to hire … Read More