Corra Group Discounts Employment Screening Packages to American Businesses

Tue, October 18th, 2011 - 5:01 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Our latest press release….

Corra Group is offering discounted employment screening packages to businesses interested in generating employment in the United States. The background screening company has for a limited time reduced pricing for its background searches in order to encourage companies to expand their production of goods and services within American borders.


For the full article go to this link on PRWEB.

Are Employment Interviews a Waste of Time?

Mon, October 17th, 2011 - 4:11 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Recruiters and Human Resources Managers often debate the value of interviews, especially the multiple and repeated interviews where you have the employment candidate back  again and again to talk to one executive or another.  There are the phone interviews, the group interviews, the one on one interviews.   There are interviews about skill sets, interviews to determine if the candidate is a decent fit for that particular employment culture.

So at what point are interviews, if ever, are sufficient to determine who makes for the best candidate?   Are too many interviews merely justification and peer reinforcement rather than actual significant gleaning of information?  I don’t know, really.  I have heard both sides of the issue.  But then I am co-founder of a background checking service.  We conduct employment screening,after the recruiter determines a viable candidate.  I have never been a recruiter or a human resources manager.  So I will leave the determination of the value of interviews up to the people who do it day in and day out.

However, I did find this article of interest.  It was written by Kevin Wheeler and was posted on  It is entitled, Why Interviews Are a Waste of Time.  I found it entertaining and thought others will find it worth reading.

Ilinois School District Wants State to Mandate Background Checks for Teachers

Fri, October 14th, 2011 - 5:14 am - By Gordon Basichis

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With all the talk about children’s safety and the general concern for their well being, I am always surprise when school boards and public service agencies are reluctant to conduct background checks on their staff and teachers.  Many school boards and public service agencies act as if it was some type of insult to ask their personnel to submit to background checks.  So the rhetoric about the need to protect our children and the tangible means to do so will often come into conflict.

Of course, once there is a glaringly sensation incident where a school teacher or a staff member attacks or molests a child or for that matter a fellow staff member, the powers that be then do their best to look like they have sprung into action.  Too late, of course.  Sensational incidents usually encompass subsequent lawsuits and a bushel of public embarrassment.   You just hired a creep, even a former convicted creep, who just did something terrible under your watch.

On the other hand, Illinois  Orland School District 135 school board members are requesting  the Illinois Association of School Boards to adopt a policy for background checks for school board members.While the school board already does mandate background checks for their teachers, bus drivers, janitors, etc, the actual board members are not compelled to submit to background checks.  This,I assume, would encompass the background checks for criminal activity, from sexual assault to embezzlement.   Chances may be slight, even, but these things have been known to happen.

This request comes at the heels of a similar ruling in New Jersey.   In that state, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the statute requiring  public school board members must get background checks.  The new law disqualifies anyone who has been convicted of certain crimes.

Corra Group Increases Employment Screening Services to Headhunters and Staffing Agencies

Tue, October 11th, 2011 - 5:26 am - By Gordon Basichis

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This is from our recent press release announcing how we are expanding services so we can better assist headhunters and staffing agencies with their employment screening and background checks.  As more employers are tasking recruiters with the responsibility of background checks, we thought this a timely piece.

Here is the link to the entire release

Corra Group has expanded its efforts to assist headhunters with their employment screening efforts now that employers are tasking them with background checks. Increasingly, clients are passing onto staffing services responsibility for background checking in the final stages of the recruiting process.


“This is a new trend in recruiting and staffing,” noted Gordon Basichis, Co-Founder of Corra Group. “It used to be employers conducted any background checks as well as aptitude and psychological testing. But now more employers are shifting responsibility to the headhunters.”




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