Do Small Businesses Need to Run Background Checks?

It is wrongly misunderstood that only large businesses require employment background checks to avoid trouble while smaller businesses think it’s a waste. However, it has been proven that smaller businesses might just need employment background checks more than large corporations. Why is it necessary?

A small business has a limited number of employees, this means employees interact closely with each other and in many cases; some wear various hats. For example, the content writer can also be doing the copywriting and social media for the business, sound familiar? So each employee has their share of responsibility, they need to be someone you can trust with the workload and critical matters to help your business grow. And that is why the hiring process for small businesses is very important and must be handled efficiently. Running an employment background check before hiring is reassurance that you made the right choice and can trust this person, so why aren’t small businesses or startups doing it regularly? Because they have a tight budget and think it’s time consuming and too expensive. Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Need to do Employment Background Checks

Employers know that background checks have become a major part of the hiring process, if not an absolute necessity. When you have a job opening, going through countless interviews and screenings can start taking a toll on you. Which is why reaching the final steps with those precious qualified candidates is often a relief. But there is one more hurdle employers must complete before they are in the clear.

Running a background check is a crucial, last stage that will define once and for all that an applicant is the right hire. It is important to choose the best applicant from the start because it will save you time, effort, and money from needing to reinvest into another hiring process.

So, what exactly is a background check and why you should have your employees or potential candidates do it? Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 online shopping sites for Black Friday 2017

It’s that time again, that wonderful time of the year with great sales, feverish online deals, and discounts like never before. November is well-known as Black November with its amazing sales from all retail stores. We have Black Friday, pre-sales of Black Friday, Thanksgiving sales, and Cyber Monday. Some of these sales start the week preceding Thanksgiving and last until the end of the month!

Every year online shopping on Black Friday is more than the year before, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s great! With online shopping you can avoid the long waiting in lines, being shoved and fighting over items, and the “out of stock” terror that happens too soon.

But as amazing as online shopping is, we need to be careful. Unfortunately, with the holidays come all the fake ads and shady online sellers. To guarantee you won’t get scammed, it’s best to shop at reputable stores. There are thousands of online stores to shop from that are well known, however, there are a few that live up to their reputation and will satisfy your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Biometrics Make Our Identity More Secure?

We all know that identity theft is a growing problem, and many of us have faced it personally. Once a person’s identity is stolen, it is a costly and time-consuming process to get our identity back. Often it takes months to get it all straightened out, and if you have to get professional assistance to do it, you are looking at thousands of dollars. There are services out there that can monitor your credit and prevent ID theft before it happens, but they are also costly. Read the rest of this entry »

The Biometrics Of Fingerprints

Biometric systems first started surfacing in the later half of the 20th century, even though they didn’t become common until the 21st century. Biometric systems are commonly used for employee management as well as security systems. There are many advantages to biometric systems, but also a couple of disadvantages. Read the rest of this entry »

Fingerprints Analysis


Fingerprints are patterns created by raised ridges and recessed furrows on a person’s fingers and thumbs. Everybody’s fingerprints are completely unique, and even identical twins (who share the same DNA) have different fingerprints.The prints on an individual’s palms and pads of their feet are also unique, but those are rarely used for identification purposes. Read the rest of this entry »

What You Need to Know About the Live Scan Form and How to Fill It Out Correctly


Applicants always ask live scan technicians for help when it comes to filling out their live scan forms. Live scan technicians are experienced at what they do. They take fingerprints digitally through advanced scanning devices and transfer the images to the DOJ in a matter of seconds.

They are patient and professional. They always make sure that your fingerprint images are clear and if not, they will recapture more images until they are satisfied with the results. That of course is done so that the DOJ does not have trouble viewing or comparing your fingerprint images to their  fingerprint criminal database. Read the rest of this entry »

Why You Should Sign Up For A Live Scan Billing Account?


When you send your potential employees or volunteers for a Live Scan fingerprint background check – wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way not to ask them to pay for it out of pocket? There is! At Certifix Live Scan you can easily sign up for a Live Scan Billing Account.

It’s really simple and convenient – you can pay for all of the Live Scans in one simple monthly payment with a detailed bill for your accounting records. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Live Scan and What is the Live Scan Process?


What is Live Scan? Before we go into the Live Scan Process and it’s uses let’s have a brief overview of what a Live Scan is. Live Scan fingerprinting is an ink-less electronic fingerprinting that scans your fingerprints directly into the computer to do to determine who a person is so that a background check can be done.

No two peoples fingerprints match so they are used to for criminal actions and history reports and more.  More and more employers are requiring some form of pre employment background check, but in some instances a Live Scan fingerprinting is required before you can work there.

Some of these include: anyone who works in schools, foster care, lawyers, notaries, doctors, contractors and much, much more. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Should I Use Live Scan?


More and more people are being required to complete and pass a background check before being hired for a job or volunteer in a variety of professions.  Some only require a simple background check and these have their flaws, but some want a very comprehensive thorough one that seemingly want to know every lie you’ve ever told even the little white once you told in the third grade, OK maybe not that thorough, but you get the idea they want to know a complete criminal history. Read the rest of this entry »