Category: Rumors

This Week in Backgrounds: Mergers and Acquisitions Heating Up

Well, the “this week in backgrounds” title continues to be misleading. It should be “recently” but hey, my blog, my rules!  The acquisitions market is very hot right now– lots happening and more coming soon.  Not only do we have CRA’s buying other CRA’s but private equity and other strategic buyers continue to make their bets on the 2.9 billion dollar screening market.  First, Appriss announced last week the acquisition of Crime Finders, Inc. (CFi),

What Will Background Screening & Hiring Look Like in the Future?

I Have Seen the Future of Human Capital Management and background screening, and you’ve been using it for years.  This was the working title for this article, but I changed it so the point really hits home for screeners.  I don’t think people really grasp or understand how monumental the purchase of LinkedIn by Microsoft for $27 billion was in 2016.  I don’t know what the actual stat is, but I’d be shocked if the

The Buzz at the 2018 SHRM Conference

The 2018 SHRM conference is in the books and an epic one it was, especially for background screeners.  I wanted to write about a few things I noticed, a few things I’m hearing, and most importantly, what it all means for background screeners.  What this won’t be is a recap of the conference, my good friend Bruce Berg does that so eloquently on his website.  The rumor mill was certainly in full force, much of

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