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More than 9 out of 10 employees say background checks for employment should be mandatory, but only seven in 10 are willing to have their own backgrounds checked. (Photo: iStock)

An overwhelming majority of Americans responding to a survey about background checks thinks such checks should be mandatory. But when it comes to getting one done themselves, not nearly so many are in favor.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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