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Corra Group to Close of the Labor Day Holiday

Fri, August 30th, 2013 - 5:07 am - By Gordon Basichis

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For those who conduct background checks for their pre-employment screening programs, please be aware that Corra Group will close for the Labor Day Holiday.

We will be closed early Friday, August 30th, a 1:P.M. Pacific Time and will reopen Tuesday, September 3rd at regular business hours.

Everyone enjoy the Labor Day Weekend.  Be safe!  Have fun.


County Courts to Close for Labor Day

Thu, August 29th, 2013 - 6:19 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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For those conducting county criminal records background checks and county civil records checks for employment screening, please note most courts will close early Friday, August 30th, and Monday, September 2nd.  This of course is in celebration of Labor Day.

Among the courts closing are the following…

All courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013 in observance of Labor Day.


Revisit–Fraudulent Education and Employment Claims Increase Background Background Checks…the beat goes on

Thu, August 29th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Since the Recession and the ensuing economic downturn we have seen an increase in fictional claims about a college degree.    This is where the employment candidate claims he graduated from a university or college but when we, Corra Group, conducts and education verification, we find he was only enrolled for a couple of years or, in some cases never went at all.


Usually with employment verification, we find that the candidate did work where he said, but just stretched the importance of his role.  Lately, we have seen a slight uptick in claims where the job applicant never worked where he said.  How curious, considering he understands his potential employer will be conducting an employment verification search.


It’s maybe time to revisit this article I wrote a while back.    Fraudulent Education and Employment Claims Increase Background Checks.

“Fraudulent claims from international employment candidates, especially from China, have necessitated an increased in employment and education verification background checks for employers looking to recruit applicants from these regions.   Many employment screening services have reported that the growing problem of academic and work qualification fraud in China has lead to increased business from background checking agencies.

For a long time international candidates made fraudulent claims and for the most part they went uncontested. Staffing agencies and employers for a long time accepted the information on CV’s and resumes pretty much at face value.  But no longer.

According to an article in the, “ The latest Q4 Hudson Report on Employment and HR trends in China surveyed over 1,500 employers across Asia, and found that more than two-thirds (68%) of business respondents across all sectors had encountered candidates being dishonest about their background or experience in their resumes in China, a far higher proportion than in the other markets surveyed in Asia.   The report maintained that media and public relations candidates were the most prone to exaggerate their experiences.   Of the candidates interviewed, over 90% admitted to falsifying claims.   The second industry where claims of experience were grossly exaggerated was the technology sector.  Nearly two thirds of those interviewed admitted to telling those little fibs that made them look better than they actually were.”

Well worth reviewing.


Corra Group Expands Staff for Employment Screening for Trucking Industry

Wed, August 21st, 2013 - 10:18 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has expanded its staff to better accommodate the growing employment screening market in the trucking and transportation industry. The additional personnel will assist truckers with their Department of Transportation or DOT compliance standards,

“The trucking industry is in a growth stage,” said Corra Group Co-Founder Nick Gustavson. “With the increase in manufacturing exports and all the activity in the energy industry, there is a big demand for Commercial Drivers.

“We see a lot of startup trucking companies,” said Gustavson. “People from all walks of life are becoming small business owners in the transportation industry. Since DOT Compliance standards can be puzzling we help our clients obtain the necessary background checks that will bring them up to DOT Compliance Standards.”


For the entire press release click here.

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