The Certn Blog

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The Problem with Canada’s Vulnerable Sector Checks

Vulnerable sector checks are outdated and can create a false sense of security for end users. If not mandated as part of your screening policy, here’s what you can use instead.

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The Role of Background Screening in Creating Safer Workplaces

Feeling ill-prepared for new sexual harassment standards? Blake Fratantaro shares insights on how to create safe workplaces in light of new legislation.

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Background Check Halifax: Key Things to Know

Keep reading to find out more about how to get a background check in Halifax and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Best Background Checks to Protect Your Cleaning Business

We cover the best background checks to protect your cleaning business and how to stay compliant.

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Criminal Record Check Alberta: Your FAQs Answered

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get a criminal record check in the province of Alberta.

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Criminal Record Check BC: Your FAQs Answered

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get a criminal record check in the province of British Columbia.

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2024 Background Check Industry Trends: Certn’s Predictions

Here’s what Certn’s CEO Andrew McLeod predicts will influence the background check industry in 2024.

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Why Employment Verification is Important: Certn’s Perspective

Employment verification isn’t just a box to tick in the hiring process but a crucial element in building an effective team.

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Boost Your Candidate Experience with Background Checks

Here’s how to elevate your candidate experience through your background check process.

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How to Run a Background Check on Yourself

It helps to understand what others see about you when they conduct their own screening. Here’s how to run a background check on yourself.

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Certn is One of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Learn why we’re growing so quickly and why we have the fastest and easiest background checks.

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Best Small Business Background Checks: Certn Leads

Here’s what real users say about why Certn has the best small business background checks.