Corra Group Adds Employment Screening Background Checks for Latin American Countries to Better Service its Puerto Rican Clients

Tue, April 11th, 2017 - 9:43 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has ramped up employment screening background checks for the Caribbean and Latin America to provide more comprehensive service to its Puerto Rican and South American clients. The El Segundo based company has been acquiring an increased number of clients from Puerto Rico, especially where their employment candidates have lived, worked, and were educated in different countries in Latin America as well as the United States.

“We have had a surge in business from Puerto Rico,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “Some of the new business originates from obvious referrals while others, we assume, comes through word of mouth.

“Corra Group has always offered extensive international background checks to the Caribbean and South America, as well as the rest of the world. But as we conduct more searches in the region we gain a comprehensive knowledge of criminal and civil searches in the different countries, as well as the requirements for education and employment verification.”

Gustavson pointed out that Corra Group retains an extensive database devoted to international background checks, describing what searches are accessible internationally, what documentation is required, possible turnaround times, and contingencies. He noted how the turnaround times can sometimes be disrupted by world events.

“Usually, the turnaround times for international background checks are pretty consistent, or within a range of days,” said Gustavson. “But in some places of the world, given all the volatility, you never know what we may encounter. “Where certain countries are concerned, we sometimes tell our clients, turnaround time is six to eight business days, depending on what national crisis should occur between now and then.”

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Corra Group Adds Monthly Monitoring Packages for Healthcare Sanctions Background Checks

Tue, March 28th, 2017 - 9:09 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is now offering exclusively the Verisys FACIS Monthly Monitoring Healthcare products at competitive pricing. Verisys through its FACIS and other services maintains the largest healthcare database of primary source sanctions, Exclusions, Debarments, License restrictions and Disciplinary actions.

“We are delighted to be able to offer these various products to our healthcare clients who need to conduct background checks to monitor their nurses and other medical practitioners on a regular basis,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “We have a close and enduring relationship with Verisys, which gives us a comprehensive understanding of their products and monitoring system. This is so important to our healthcare clients. Because, depending on the compliance mandates, some of our clients are required to monitor their staff on a regular monthly basis.”

“These products are certified and accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), The American Hospital Association (AHA), and URAQ,” said Basichis. “Pricing to monitor sanctions or licenses is based on volume.”

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Editorial–Legislators should stop mandating how Uber conducts background checks

Fri, March 10th, 2017 - 9:33 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Interesting editorial piece in today’s published website, The Hill.  We thought some may be interested.

Legislators should stop mandating how Uber conducts background checks

After several years of tumultuous debate, the big questions surrounding the basic legality of ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber have essentially been resolved. In most major American cities, we now are free to pull out our smartphones and summon a ride to karaoke night without much hindrance.

But there are still some looming issues in state and local transportation policy, particularly over whether ridesharing companies should be required to run their drivers through federal fingerprint background checks before hiring them. In just the last year, we’ve seen heated debates over this question in AustinHoustonBostonMaryland and New York. The latest battleground is Connecticut, where the state legislature faces calls from the taxi and limousine commissions to include mandatory fingerprinting as part of a larger ridesharing regulation bill.

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Corra Group Attends the RSA Cybersecurity Conference, in San Francisco

Wed, February 22nd, 2017 - 1:00 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group attended the recent RSA Cybersecurity Conference, in San Francisco, California. The Conference featured 15 keynote presentations, more than 700 speakers across 500+ sessions and more than 550 companies on the expo floors, all dealing with information security and cybersecurity.

“Corra Group has clients in the information security and cybersecurity space, “said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. Being headquartered in California, and especially in El Segundo, California, one of the central business centers for defense, aerospace, and advanced technology, it is imperative we stay up on the latest innovations in this expanding industrial space.

“Some of the companies exhibiting at the show are our neighbors here in Southern California,” said Basichis. “Some of the entities at the show are iconic entities in the American corporate environment, while others are newcomers to this industry. As a background checking company that provides both employment screening and the due diligence process, we are always looking to engage prospective clients.

Basichis pointed out that Corra Group offers a full spectrum of background checks that are relevant to the technology and defense industries. He noted that Corra Group services companies on a national and global level.

“One of our specialties is helping employers fulfill their compliance mandates with employment screening packages for government contracts. We have a thorough understanding of the background checks an employer requires to qualify for federal and state contracts where the job itself contains sensitive and critical information.

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