29.03.2022 : News
As a result of the greater accessibility of higher education, and the consequent increase in the number of people obtaining higher degrees than a few years ago, the competitiveness for top jobs has exploded. It is therefore no surprise that in order to increase their chances of being hired, more and more unscrupulous people decide to embellish or simply lie about their qualifications, experience or skills when applying for such… Lire la suite »
How do you ensure that your employees’ data is protected during background checks? For employers, access to certain personal information is imperative to conduct a background check program that will allow these companies, their employees, and their customers the assurance that their business is being conducted and managed by competent individuals who are qualified to perform their duties. Concerns about data privacy are not new, but with the increasing… Lire la suite »
06.12.2021 : News
In Alberta, the RCMP has Uncovered a Fraud Involving the Distribution of Thousands of Counterfeit Safety Certificates On November 4th, the RCMP has uncovered a large-scale fraud involving the distribution and selling of thousands of counterfeit safety certificates across the western provinces of the country. The operation mostly involves first-aid and hydrogen sulphide awareness trainings as well as other safety courses. The two major organizations affected by the… Lire la suite »
02.11.2021 : Media coverage
Last month, Bill Banham and the HRchat podcast featured pre-employment screening specialist Michael Boyce, Director of Business Growth & Marketing at Mintz, to discuss the role of background checks in hiring decisions when it comes to top talent. In this episode, Mike and Bill discuss hot topics regarding the industry, client needs and challenges related to implementing background checks into a company’s hiring process. Listen to the full… Lire la suite »
31.03.2021 : News
Tips to undergo a background check If you have just applied for a new position, chances are your potential future employer will ask you to undergo a background check as part of the hiring process. If this is your first background check, the process may seem intimidating and it is only natural to ask yourself what might be detrimental to your application or what might tilt the odds in… Lire la suite »
THE POST-COVID WORKPLACE HAS BROUGHT NEW CHALLENGES The workplace has changed a lot since the beginning of the year 2020. With the dematerialization of tasks, new jobs increasingly oriented towards digital, and an increased demand from workers for greater flexibility, recent years have seen the number of professionals working remotely increase considerably. In fact, according to Statistics Canada, “Approximately four in ten Canadian workers are employed in jobs that can… Lire la suite »
18.02.2021 : News
Stop Hiding and Start Living, a mental health focused Webinar by Dr. Bill Howatt on February 25, 2021 Mintz Global Screening is proud to announce its exciting collaboration with Dr. Bill Howatt, Ph.D., Ed.D, one of Canada’s top experts in mental health issues in the workplace and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and HR consulting. On February 25, 2021, meet us online for a much-needed talk. … Lire la suite »
30.06.2020 : News
Remote recruitment: a new reality The recent COVID-19 crisis has forced many companies to revisit their recruitment procedures. As remote working has become mandatory or strongly recommended in some countries or regions, they have had to recruit new candidates remotely in order to comply with government directives. However, even after government measures have been lifted, companies will still benefit from remote recruitment. In this article, find out why your company… Lire la suite »
07.02.2021 : News
Many companies in Canada offer employment in professions that involve driving a motor vehicle. These jobs can sometimes entail long hours on the road away from home or can be more local endeavours. For these Canadian companies, meticulous screening practices are often essential to ensure the safety of their clients and employees alike. This is especially true when it comes to checking a potential employee’s driving record since one bad… Lire la suite »
13.11.2019 : News
A driving record is a document issued by the authorities of a territory that contains several pieces of information about a motor vehicle driver, such as their competence and history of Highway Safety Code violations. This is particularly mandatory for employers in the road transport sector who are looking to hire new employees. Find out why. A candidate’s driving record indicates whether they possess the skills required for a job… Lire la suite »
While background checks already have their share of challenges, they are all the more important in an era of globalization and privacy. Hiring employees who have worked abroad adds complexity to the verification process on several levels. Are you planning to background check a potential immigrant employee or someone who has worked abroad? Read on to familiarize yourself with the different challenges involved and avoid unpleasant surprises. Background checks for… Lire la suite »
03.10.2019 : News
There is a risk involved every time you hire a new employee. The new hire could, of course, prove to be the perfect employee, making a huge difference in your company… but they could also turn out to be a bad hire that will cost you time and money. Find out how you can obtain job references for a potential employee to help you make the best hiring decisions possible…. Lire la suite »
09.07.2019 : News
According to a recent study of the Canadian employment sector, nearly 45% of the Canadian workforce will be self-employed by 2020. These revealing figures show that an increasing number of companies are dealing with freelancers to perform a variety of tasks that are often essential to their operations. However, some organizations don’t pay as much attention to the hiring process for their freelancers as they do for hiring full-time employees…. Lire la suite »
10.06.2019 : News
Employers who conduct background checks on their candidates want to confirm certain information about them and make certain that they will be a good fit for the company and not pose any risk to their organization.
If you are in the top tier of candidates to fill a position, the hiring manager may want to conduct a background check before hiring you. Your work experience, education, references, verification of identity, criminal history or any relevant verification to the position you applied for may be reviewed as part of this process.
If you want to land the position, you should do everything possible to be adequately prepared for this potential situation. Find out how.
10.06.2021 : News
Construction workers, engineers, technicians, teachers… nowadays, 20% of professions in Canada require a professional trade or a certification delivered by specific regulatory bodies in each province.
Hiring a candidate for a position requiring such accreditation requires companies to verify the status, the accuracy of the title of the trade and the legitimacy of the institution that delivered it.
10.06.2019 : News
Before hiring a job candidate, there are several methods of checking if the individuals who present themselves are really who they claim to be. Among these methods is social media screening. When you decide to proceed with screening a candidate, social media can be a real gold mine of information and gives a unique glimpse in to how an applicant presents themselves outside a professional interview. Discover what benefits social media screening can bring to recruiters.
29.04.2019 : News
Today, organizations and individuals looking for business partners want to surround themselves with people with a good reputation. The image a company projects is so crucial that it can influence the number of contracts it wins, the volume of its sales, and even the price of its products or services. An increasing number of companies rely on background check services to ensure that their reputation is maintained. Find out why…. Lire la suite »
01.04.2019 : News
A company’s strength is derived from its employees. On the other hand, when an employee makes a false statement on their resume when applying for a job, the hiring company significantly increases the risk of losses. In this regard, there are some solutions that will prevent these poor hiring decisions. Here are some things you need to know about how to verify the accuracy of the information in a resume…. Lire la suite »
08.02.2021 : News
Employees are most likely to share their honest and candid views on your company during their exit interview, since they have no fear that their answers will influence their status within your company. This process can provide you with valuable insight into your organization, both helping you retain your valued staff and improving your recruitment process. Find out why. Exit interviews can help retain talent In the event of a… Lire la suite »
05.02.2019 : News
Education is a very important factor for recruiters in a job selection process. After all, applicants acquire the knowledge and many of the skills necessary to perform a job during their academic training. This makes it crucial for hiring managers to check the authenticity of the diplomas mentioned in the job applications they deem interesting. But how do you do this? Performing an education check is now essential Every year,… Lire la suite »
Companies need reliable employees. But not all job candidates are honest, either on their resumes or in a job interview. To mitigate this phenomenon and avoid poor recruitment decisions, you can perform an employment history check before hiring a candidate. Let’s explore the subject together. Employment history checks in Canada In Canada, the law does allow for an employment history check to be conducted before hiring a candidate. However, for… Lire la suite »
28.01.2019 : News
An individual’s driving record can reveal a history of offences such as impaired driving, speeding or dangerous driving. It also includes details of the driver’s licence and its history for a defined period, current status, active suspensions and fines. For some recruiters, an in-depth check of a candidate’s driving record is particularly useful in assessing whether a candidate meets industry standards, corporate insurance requirements and can reliably drive a company… Lire la suite »
06.01.2019 : News
Job applicants are becoming more subtle in how they falsify their resumes It may seem paradoxical that as companies become more efficient in performing effective background screening on applicants, the process is becoming more costly. The reason is simple: job applicants are becoming more subtle in how they falsify their resumes. They exaggerate and inflate rather than outright lie. Instead of deliberately lying on their resume by making up non-existent… Lire la suite »
04.09.2018 : News
The Ontario government passed Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act 2018, on April 26, 2018. This Act will come into force on January 1, 2019, making Ontario the first province in Canada passing legislation regarding the regulation of pay transparency in the hiring process. This legislation is a part of the Ontario government agenda to promote gender equality and equal compensation. What is the purpose of the Act? Even though making distinction… Lire la suite »
23.09.2021 : News
Three things to know about your potential business partner Choosing your partner is no easy task. Every businessperson faces this kind of challenge and fears disappointment. On the other hand, this important agreement can help you achieve the success you’ve always wanted for your business. Nevertheless, you still need to take the necessary precautions if you want to increase your chances of finding the ideal person. This article goes over… Lire la suite »
08.05.2018 : News
Most employers who regularly hire new employees are well aware that an analysis of a candidate’s resume never provides all the answers. Often, when writing a resume, the candidate will purposely omit information that would make his or her application less attractive to recruiters and perhaps exaggerate information to make themselves more attractive. This is why hiring a background screener before moving forward with a candidate can be beneficial. These… Lire la suite »
31.01.2017 : News
New name. New worldwide possibilities. Same unfaltering commitment to quality.
Fingerprints are becoming a mandatory requirement to work on Government of Canada contracts – is your organization ready?
29.01.2017 : News
We will be announcing our new company name of February 1st – be the first to find out all about it!
12.12.2016 : Press releases
Mintz Group LLC (“Mintz Group”), a leading global investigations firm, today announced the acquisition of Garda Background Screening Solutions (“Garda Screening”) from Champlain Financial Corporation.
06.03.2015 : News
Do you have to export your products to the United States? Or will you be doing so in the future? If so, it is of utmost importance to take all required measures to ensure a smooth process.
22.03.2015 : News
Background Screening companies have been offering National Criminal record checks for approximately 15 years. In the beginning, police services were performing these searches based on a signed authorization provided by a candidate, accompanied by government issued identification.
02.02.2016 : News
In a limited job market it’s exciting to meet a candidate who seems ideal. Sometimes, though, a person’s credentials, references and personality don’t give a complete picture of his or her past.
05.03.2016 : News, Media coverage
Thanks to globalized markets, people are changing jobs much more frequently than ever before.
05.03.2016 : News
The reason for a criminal background check is inevitably to answer one question: Will this candidate be a security risk to my organization? While no one can tell for sure whether a person will have the motive or opportunity to commit a crime in the future, a person’s past behaviour is often a reliable risk indicator.
05.03.2016 : News
Every company experiences it, you have a position to fill in and the resumes keep coming in droves.
08.03.2015 : News, Press releases, Media coverage
Why do clients have the requirement for a background check? What do I do with the information once I have it? Am I even legally allowed to ask for this information?
02.02.2016 : News
We have found countless examples of candidate supplied references which were discovered to be false.
12.03.2016 : News
In our previous post, we provided tips to identify the best fit during the interview process.
10.02.2016 : News
The basic question always remains the same – what can we do to protect ourselves?
08.03.2016 : News
The use of social networking sites for pre-employment screening is fast becoming a minefield of legal dilemmas. People have sued companies that refused…