The Bad Guys Are Out There

Within the last 60 days, Vcheck Global’s investigators have found a record number of convicted felons during due diligence and employment screening. Why is that? They know… easy money can sometime equate to relaxed underwriting. A smaller qualified labor pool tempts companies to accelerate hiring without the proper controls. Luckily, our investigators consistently find more derogatory public records and court …

Got Canadians?

North of our border, companies continue to grow their Canadian businesses with help from American investors, suppliers and customers. It’s a great place to do business, and we depend on each other in several key markets. But in spite of the benefits of this strong relationship, unknown dangers lurk within the permafrost and smiling faces of our northern neighbor, and …

Convicted Criminals: The New Protected Class

Once upon a time, people committed crimes and were punished, and others had the right to know of their criminal histories so that they could properly consider their past behavior before establishing a business or personal relationship with them. Oh, how times have changed! My father taught me many life lessons, the most important of which was that my reputation …

I really shouldn’t be telling you this…

(Confessions of a Background Check Investigator) Background checks: You get what you pay for, or do you? This morning I reviewed a competitor’s sample due diligence background check. I was shocked at the $3,500 rate this company was charging for a report on a person and company. The next tier, at $2,000, was just as overpriced. Who is paying these …

Uneducated Youth Sports Organizations Endanger Your Children

Imagine you’re getting ready for a big road trip. You take your car into a mechanic and ask him to look for any hidden problems or overdue maintenance. He opens the hood, looks around with a flashlight, and within 10 seconds tells you everything looks great. 5 bucks and we’re square. Hmm. What would your confidence level be? How about …