Nevada Contractors Association & AGC Member

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Five Diamond Screening, the only background screening company dedicated solely to hospitality, leisure and transportation, is a proud member of the Nevada Contractors Association and Associated General Contractors of America. We believe construction and hospitality are intimately related and intertwined through continued hotel and casino development and growth. You cannot have growth in hospitality and […]

Edward R. Robusto Appointed to UNLV Advisory Board

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Edward R. Robusto, President of Five Diamond Screening, appointed to a seat on the very prestigious Advisory Board for University of Nevada, Las Vegas Customer Experience Program. Mr. Robusto is a lifelong learner, having an BA in Behavioral Sciences, and holding three (3) Master’s Degrees, two in Education and one in Organizational Leadership. He has […]

Preventing Convention Center Employee or Contractor Misconduct

A contract consultant tasked with advising on the selection of a food vendor for a convention center was arrested in a bribery scheme. Are we to believe that this is the first time they have engaged in such a scheme? It’s doubtful. If a criminal background check had been done – including social media searches […]

Automotive Dealers and Employee Theft

Fifty-one percent of car dealers have been victims of employee embezzlement, theft, or fraud. Headlines show what can happen when the wrong employees are hired: “Car dealership accountant indicted for stealing over $200,000.” “Former exec accused of $745K theft from dealership.” “Employee admits to embezzling over $1 million from dealership.” “CFO embezzles close to $10 […]

Post-pandemic Labor Crisis in the Hospitality Industry

As the hotels, casinos, restaurants, and sporting/music venues reopen, they face an ever-growing demand for employees… a need that can’t easily be met. The ongoing hotel labor crisis was one of the subjects discussed among hotel leadership that attended the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference 2021. Hospitality Industry Recovery 60% of travelers say they feel safe […]

Las Vegas is Hiring!

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As hospitality and leisure starts to rebound and return to full operations locally and throughout the country, Las Vegas casinos are getting ahead of the curve by hiring. Casinos in the Las Vegas Valley are holding hiring events and job fairs to keep up with the demand for employees. Since Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak plans […]

Sex Trafficking in Hotels

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As we are returning to pre-pandemic hiring volumes, it’s time to look closer at sex crimes that can be prevented by performing basic pre-employment criminal background check and a search of the sex offender registry. Sex Trafficking Lawsuits in Hospitality As highlighted in the media, there have been a number of incidences where a hotel […]

CDC: Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel

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The Centers for Disease Control has given the green light for Americans who are fully vaccinated to travel. This is great news for the travel, airlines, and leisure industries, and their reopening plans. (Also see “Consumer Confidence in Travel is Up.”) Most destinations that are reopening are putting into place guidelines and protocols for Covid-19 […]

MGM Resorts Bringing Back Conventions

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MGM Resorts International is expanding its Convene With Confidence program, a health and safety plan that aims to reintroduce meetings and conventions to their properties. Using the Health Pass mobile app — created by biometric identity company Clear — attendees are screened through health surveys and health insights like Covid-19 test results, temperature checks, and […]