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Whether you are looking for your first job, have just been promoted to your first management position or are setting your organization’s strategic HR direction, Rhode Island SHRM is the Chapter that provides the credibility, depth and breadth of HR resources that all human resource professionals need. As your career partner, we are dedicated to providing the resources that you, your HR department and your organization need to make critical decisions affecting your organization’s profitability and your most important resource: people.
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March 14, 2014Bryant University 1150 Douglas Pike Smithfield, RI 02917
March 17-19, 2014Washington Renaissance, Washington DC
For more information and to register, please visit http://conferences.shrm.org/legislative-conference
The 2014 HR public policy agenda in Washington will have a direct impact on your organization. ...
March 18, 2014, 7:30am – 9:30amNew England Tech
Recruiters and sourcing researchers from Singapore to London to San Francisco and everywhere in between are using essentially the same tactics and online tools to locate passive talent today. Sites such as LinkedIn have, in some cases, become the primary resources that recruiting professionals use to find candidates. It’s not to...
April 15, 2014Providence Marriott
April 28-30, 2014Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville TN
For more information and to register, please visit http://conferences.shrm.org
HIRE IMAGE STAFF ACHIEVES FCRA CERTIFICATION
JOHNSTON, R.I. and POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2013): Hire Image LLC, a nationwide background screening and drug testing company with offices in Rhode Island and Florida, announces that four staff members have been certified by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulations and compliance.
The four staff members who are now FCRA certified are: Christine M. Cunneen, CEO (Greenville, R.I. resident), Advanced; Thomas Tomlinson, founder (Pompano Beach, Fla. resident), Basic; Lisa Trahan, compliance and operations manager (Seekonk, Mass. resident), Basic; and Stephanie Peltier, verifications specialist (Johnston, R.I. resident), Basic.
NAPBS is a national nonprofit trade association representing the employment, background and tenant screening industry. “An important part of NAPBS’ mission is to promote compliance with the FCRA,” states Ms. Cunneen, who currently serves as treasurer of NAPBS. “By earning their certification, our staff members demonstrate a thorough understanding of and familiarity with FCRA regulations and compliance, and are now recognized as experts within the background screening profession nationwide.”
The Basic certification focuses on FCRA regulations, and the Advanced certification focuses on complex and evolving FCRA compliance issues. In addition to a program of study, each staff member had to pass a certification exam administered by the NAPBS Education Committee.
Amended in recent years since it was originally enacted in 1970, the Fair Credit Reporting Act regulates the background screening industry. “We are responsible under the FCRA to keep up with the regulations and compliance obligations. Our certifications show the importance we place on continuing education to benefit our clients,” adds Cunneen.
Ms. Cunneen is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), New England Human Resource Association (NEHRA), the Human Resource Management Association of Rhode Island (HRM-RI), and SHRM Rhode Island Human Resource Chapter (SRIHRC). Hire Image also maintains membership in the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Hire Image LLC is a provider of employment background screening, drug testing and verification services nationwide. The company works with employers throughout the U.S. in various industries including non-profits, universities, small businesses, contact centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Clients use Hire Image’s web-based system to securely request searches and receive accurate, timely information via custom reports that they can review and track. Information obtained on past criminal history, fraudulent social security numbers, untruthful resumes, sex offender records, workers compensation claims, falsified applications, drug arrests, traffic violations, bankruptcy, liens and judgments, terrorist activity, and more helps minimize the inherent risks in the hiring process. Hire Image is located at 6 Alcazar Avenue in Johnston, RI 02919 (Phone 401-490-2202; Fax 401-490-2232) and 440 East Sample Road, Suite 204 in Pompano Beach, FL 33064 (Phone 954-942-1893; Fax 954-301-0700); http://www.hireimage.com
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