I know this is an old thread but I had to post....
It hurts me to say this since I went to school on a DFWHC scholarship
Group One is terrible!!
I was blacklisted and could not BUY a job in a Dallas hospital for months and I could not figure out why. That is until one of my nurse friends filled me in on Group One. Well, I was living in Irving just a hop from their office, so I went down to talk with them. With ID and a few dollars, they gave me a copy of my report. I almost had an MI right in the office!
They had reported address that were never mine, schools I had never attended (had me listed as a Nurse, a Resp. tech AND an EEG tech).
They also had hospitals in the area I had never worked at. The scary part, it said that I had "ABANDONED" my positions. No wonder I could not get a job. It took months for me to clear it all up. In the interim I had to find work as a traveler using personal references from former college instructors, former employers, my college transcript and my "REAL" credit report.
I spoke with my nurse friends about this. They told me that many healthcare workers and nurses in Dallas who had left a position for valid reasons or in protest had been blacklisted with the "ABANDONED POSITION" or "NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REHIRE" on Group One because they were not liked.
I talked to one person who admitted to not giving two weeks notice. At the beginning of her shift she informed the powers-that-be that she would not be returning because of "unsafe conditions" Well, they told Group One she had "ABANDONED POSITION".
I even had one person at an interview tell me that she wanted a two and 1/2 years commitment because she was going to give me "special training" and if I left before then she would be upset and "take action." This was not an intern or extern position and I was not required to sign any contract to this effect. To "scare me (I guess) she even admitted in the interview that she was reporting to 2 employees who had just left because they only stayed a year. I knew them and they had no contract either.
Texas is an "AT-WILL" State!!!!
I agree we must do proper background checks on all employees. It is necessary to keep clients and patients safe.
Unfortunately, the system is broken! Group One had allowed itself to become a tool! This must be fixed before someone really terrible slips through the cracks and really hurts someone!