Border Agents Stop 150 Sex Offenders Trying to Enter Canada

Wed, March 25th, 2015 - 12:03 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Here is an alarming bit of news.  One Hundred Fifty Sex Offenders were trying to enter Canada.  Were they looking for work are just visiting as predators?

According to CTV…”Canada Border Services agents stopped more than 150 U.S. sex offenders from entering Canada, in part due to a partnership with United States customs, the federal government announced Monday.

In 2014 alone, information provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents helped CBSA agents refuse entry to 59 sex offenders, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said.

Blaney also announced that 51 “dangerous individuals” have been removed from Canada since 2011, thanks to the “Wanted by the CBSA” program.”

With this many sex offenders caught, small wonder it is important, in fact vital to conduct background checks as your employment screening program.

Corra Group Offers Updated User Friendly Employment Screening as the Job Market Heats Up

Wed, March 11th, 2015 - 12:50 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is offering new advances to its user friendly employment screening services so that human resources managers may better facilitate their employment screening programs. As the job market continues to flourish, the Swift Hire System allows employers to package selected background checksand then have its job applicants enter all the relevant data. Release forms can be customized to address any client needs, and candidates can upload any required documents.

“According to the March 6th posting from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 300 thousand new jobs added to the payrolls,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “With hiring this robust, there is increased pressure for recruiters and human resources managers to find the best candidates, interview and process them through our client’s employment screening program.

“The Swift Hire system relieves human resources personnel of the data entry responsibilities and passes them to the employment candidates,” said Gustavson. “We create the necessary packages for our clients, and they in turn provide their job applicants with a link. The candidate clicks on the link and enters the required data, then uploads any vital documentation. Our client can then review the submission and then place the order. It saves time and takes a lot of the burden off the HR people.”

For the complete release, please click on this link.

The Bumpy Future for Ad Sellers…You Need Additional Skill Sets

Wed, March 4th, 2015 - 2:35 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Here is an interesting article from Advertising Age.  Them changes and things in the world of Ad Sellers as the environment moves to digital.  As with most industrial sectors, where there are challenges there is also opportunity.  The bottom line, going by the article and life in general.  Be well rounded.

From Ad Age…”It’s not just the Grey Lady: Most legacy publishers are struggling to adjust to an evolving environment in which advertisers are no longer satisfied with just ad space in print or on the right rail of a website. They are demanding that publishers apply reams of data to target their ads, which, by the way, should appear within the stream of editorial content, get significant social-media promotion and be as bespoke as possible. And they’re trying to squeeze publishers on the price every step of the way.

As a result, legacy publishers are taking a pickaxe to calcified sales departments. Positions are being eliminated and longtime staffers let go. But the turmoil is also giving rise to opportunities for sales talent that can think creatively and nimbly while being conversant with return on investment. Ms. Kopit Levien calls them “unicorns.”

“Finding unicorns doesn’t happen overnight, or even very often in the time frame of a single open position,” she said. “Recruiting is something we do all day, every day.”


Corra Group Renews Lease for Its El Segundo, California Office Headquarters

Wed, February 25th, 2015 - 12:39 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has renewed its lease for its headquarters, in El Segundo California. The employment screening and background checking service has been operating out of its 201 Continental Boulevard space for three years, after moving from its offices, in Venice, California.

“We are delighted we will continue operations at our El Segundo address,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “The space is convenient and gives us ease of facility for all operations. The City of El Segundo is very business friendly and we are proud to be part of that business community.”

Gustavson pointed out that El Segundo contains one of the prominent aero-space and defense industry office parks in Southern California. He listed such immediate neighbors as Raytheon, Boeing, and Northrup Grumman, as well as Mattel, and

“Corra Group offers services to clients nationally and internationally, but we also try to maintain a local focus,” said Gustavson. “One special area of service is we provide background checks for defense industry and various government contracts. We offer the government compliance packages as well as a la carte background searches. By choosing to remain in El Segundo, our proximity to these clients will continue to provide them with a certain sense of comfort. Literally, we are right down the street.”

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