Posts By: Michael Gaul

4 Ways to Protect Your Company from Common Background Screening Pitfalls

Background screening is widely used by companies in the hiring process. However, problems can arise if you make one of several common errors in the screening program design. These common pitfalls can seriously damage an organization by failing to identify or mitigate the human risk factors inherent in hiring employees. Although there are many pitfalls,… Read more »

How to Perform a Role-Related Risk Assessment

Your pre-employment background screening program is an important part of your overall risk management strategy. All of the risks you are trying to mitigate with the program are human risks associated with employment. Each role exhibiting specific risks and the total risk profile of your organization being based on the sum of the role-related risks…. Read more »

How to Train Your HR Team on Background Screening

Your HR staff may or may not understand the complex issues surrounding background screening. However, it is important to know how regulatory compliance, risk management, and basic fair hiring practices shape the screening process, and to design your procedures to comply. Failing to train your staff can lead to hiring mistakes, costly lawsuits, or even… Read more »

6 Tests Your Employment Screening Program Must Pass

Background screening for employment or retention is almost universal, but screening programs within organizations are not all equally effective. If an employer treats background screening like a task to be checked off the list, it can easily fall short of delivering the kind of performance enhancement it could deliver, and may expose the employer to… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Employment Screening Services for the Job

One of the most common questions our clients ask us is, “How do I know which screening services to choose?” Employers want to make informed hiring decisions and mitigate their hiring risks without over- or under-doing it. When it comes to employment screening, it’s important to match the “check” to the job/role you’re hiring for…. Read more »