Posts By: Michael Gaul

Getting Started with Continuous Employment Screening

Times change. People change. Sometimes employees’ circumstances change in ways that transform their suitability for their jobs, and sometimes, the employees themselves undergo changes that affect their job performance for better or worse. A large majority of employers use employment screening to help select the right employees for a job during the hiring process. Increasingly,… Read more »

Reputation Management: How Background Screening Plays a Role

Your employees represent your company. To your customers and the public at large, there is little distinction between your company and the people who wear your uniform, drive your trucks, and carry your company-branded business cards. When employees cause harm or conduct themselves in a manner that reflects poorly on your company, your reputation (and… Read more »

[Infographic] OTR Driver Background Checks – Going Beyond Compliance

Why bother conducting thorough, high-quality background checks on your drivers? The reasons extend far beyond your need to meet regulatory or contractual obligations. Your brand reputation, staff morale, turnover, and even your bottom line are all at risk as soon as you say yes to a new hire and hand over the keys. Your choice… Read more »

Screening Your Drivers: Managing the 2 Faces of Risk [SlideShare]

When you’re hiring drivers to represent your company, you must consider the many ways in which hiring the wrong person can put people, brands, and profits at risk. The risks must be looked at both in terms of the inherent risks of the person you’re hiring and the background they bring with them, along with… Read more »

[Infographic] The Truck Driver Shortage – Fact Sheet for Hiring Managers

While many industries are seeing a quickening with global business shifts such as e-commerce and 24/7 virtual access, the trucking industry is suffering from a driver shortage – a problem with the potential to slow things way down. With 70% of freight transported by OTR (over-the-road) drivers, this is a problem requiring immediate understanding and… Read more »

Hiring in the ‘Gig’ Economy: Background Screening Implications

A McKinsey Global Institute report, Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy, finds that up to 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some form of independent work. It’s likely your own company engages with independent workers in some capacity or another. The question… Read more »

[SlideShare] 6 Tips for Screening and Hiring Drivers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employment includes about 1.3 million bus drivers, almost 1.7 million heavy truck drivers, 826,000 delivery drivers, and about 181,000 taxi drivers or chauffeurs, plus millions more of other types of drivers. Every one of these drivers present risks to their employers. Professional drivers pose two specific kinds… Read more »

[SlideShare] How to Avoid the Sting of Unknown Risks

“Almost everything that can go wrong in a business has a human capital component.” — David Creelman of Creelman Research Risk management is a fundamental aspect of business planning and operations. However, a surprising majority of businesses are missing what could be the most important aspect of risk management altogether – human capital risks. According… Read more »