How Do Background Checks Work? Part 2.

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Madge Patterson

Madge Patterson
Madge is the Director of Operations at Good Egg. A self-described “operations maven” she has spent the past 15+ years applying her passion for process improvement and optimization to various operations and program management roles in the background screening industry. She is an avid baker who often shares her creations with her Good Egg colleagues.

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Criminal Background Checks: Myths & Best Practices

If you've been following our blog in "real time," you've likely been reading our series of articles on various criminal history check topics. Here's a list in case you missed any installments: What is a criminal background check? Understanding the ...


The Argument for Ongoing Criminal Monitoring

Pre-employment background checks are common. GlobalHR reports that a 2017 survey showed "background checks are nearly universal among employers, who turn to these pre-employment screenings largely to ensure the safety of their workplaces." The type ...


Understanding What Shows Up on a Criminal Background Check

In a previous blog post, we defined what a criminal background check is (and what it includes). Now, it's time to discuss the criminal background check process itself. Let's say an organization is interested in hiring an applicant, pending the ...


What is a Criminal Background Check?

Because so many people use the term "criminal background check" —in HR, the news media, and endless movies and TV shows—it's easy for us at Good Egg to think everyone must understand what a criminal history check is. Yet whenever we stop and take a ...

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