Corra Group Develops Employment Screening Background Checks for Expanding Southern California Technology Industry

Wed, December 17th, 2014 - 9:29 am - By Gordon Basichis

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As the technology industry continues to expand in Southern California, Corra Group has extended new types of employment screening services to the start ups and established companies. The El Segundo based background screening company believes that by offering more comprehensive employment screening searches to the different companies they can better identify their top candidates from the highly competitive talent pool.

In a November 19th, 2014 article, Red Herring termed Southern California the third largest technology eco-system in the country,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. “This is the fasted growing technology market, and as such it attracts capital investment from local and global venture capital groups.

“As a Los Angeles based company, we recognize background checks for the technology industry are not one size fits all,” said Basichis. “Technology concerns can cover a wide range of business sectors. The Silicon Beach, as it is known, can vary from the mobile and telecommunications sector to healthcare and media entertainment. Additionally, the private equity groups and financial investors may require background checks to vet the principles they intend to finance. As companies hire more employees, Corra Group is able to provide them with custom employment screening solutions.”

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Background Checks Can Avoid Poor Hiring Practices

Tue, December 9th, 2014 - 12:19 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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For those considering background checks for employment screening purposes, here is an article  from ASIS worth considering–

Experts say that comprehensive corporate security programs need to focus on protecting the company from problem employees, because hiring the wrong person can easily become a liability or security threat. Recruitment must be done properly in order for the hiring process to be quick and efficient. Employment history and education are one of the most important components in a resume, thus verifying institutions attended and degrees received helps ensure the applicant’s honesty. Data shows that almost one-third of employers do not check employment records. Drug testing is essential because workplace drug use creates an unsafe work environment. Drug testing can also help increase productivity and decrease absenteeism. A study issued by the Society for Human Resource Management found that after drug testing was enforced, 19 percent of organizations reported an increase in productivity and 50 percent saw a decrease in absenteeism.


Home Depot Data Breach Results in Dozens of Law Suits

Wed, November 26th, 2014 - 12:32 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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According an an article in the Wall Street Journal, the humongous data breach at Home Depot is resulting in some 44 civil suits.    Protect your data.  Security, including business research and background checks, are vital to maintaining functional processes and protecting against breaches that may result in liability issues.


Home Depot reports that it faces at least 44 civil lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada related to a widespread data breach at the home-improvement retailer earlier this year. The company — which is also under investigation by several state and federal agencies — says its investigation of the breach continues, and it is still assessing its financial and other impacts. In a bid to prevent future attacks, Home Depot has completed a project that encrypts customer credit-card data at the point of sale in all of its U.S. stores. It also expects to roll out the encryption system to its Canadian stores by early next year. Additionally, Home Depot says its U.S. stores will soon have EMV chip-and-PIN technology, which helps authenticate transactions with debit and credit cards. The company revealed earlier this month that 53 million customer emails were stolen in a cyberattack that had also compromised an additional 56 million customer credit-card accounts, an intrusion the retailer had previously disclosed in September. The breach resulted in $28 million of pretax expenses in the most recent earnings period.



Corra Group Extends Business Credit Reports and International Background Checks to Entertainment and Media Industry in Need of Corporate Research

Wed, November 19th, 2014 - 10:34 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has recognized that many media and entertainment companies engage in partnerships and co-ventures with domestic and international entities that offer little corporate background information. To enhance corporate transparency, Corra Group is offering business credit reports and an assortment of entertainment and media background checks that will best help its clients assess the solvency and validity of these companies with which they do business.

“There is a growing concern with the lack of transparency among the myriad businesses that offer goods and services to the more established media and entertainment companies,” said Corra Group Co-founder, Gordon Basichis. “It is no secret that media and entertainment is an international industry and that often when you engage in business with certain startups you may have little or no idea with whom you are actually dealing.

Basichis pointed out the number fly-by-night startups, front or shell corporations, laundry operations, and any number of ambitious enterprises that want to get into show business. He noted one of the best ways to get started is to engage with an established media or entertainment entity that can provide easy credibility.

“People sometimes see a new business opportunity and rush into it without taking a clear look. Once committed, they will discover that the company is not what it appeared to be. It could be a sham with poor or illegitimate funding and without the resources had been promised. All of the sudden, you find yourself chasing them, hoping to get your money or your proprietary data. By then, more often than not, it’s too late.

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