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Cross-Border Background Screening How to maintain a compliant program in multiple jurisdictions? The proliferation of laws, regulations, bylaws, rules, and guidelines around background screening is overwhelming. While a small employer operating in one location can easily understand local laws and work within them, an organization operating across multiple jurisdictions in North America – say, several states in the U.S. and provinces in Canada – has a lot more to keep track of. With the right planning and consultation, and an experienced global background-screening partner, you can tackle this challenge and create a coherent, consistent, and compliant background screening program across the continent. However, where do you start? Identify your Risks and the Information you Need to Mitigate Them The first step in developing a background-screening program is determining why you’re doing it. You may have statutory requirements to do certain checks on certain employees. Perhaps, you have a safety- By Mark Sward COVER ARTICLE 8 Submit your Articles Talent Acquisition Excellence Essentials presented by HR.com | 12.2015


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