Posts By: Michael Gaul

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 »

Big Data and Employment Screening: Promising and Scary

“Big Data has the potential to drive innovations that reduce bias in employment decisions and help employers make better decisions in hiring, performance evaluations, and promotions.” This powerful statement from EEOC Chair, Jenny R. Yang, came with an equally powerful disclaimer: “At the same time, it is critical that these tools are designed to promote… Read more »

Ruling Protects Employers from FCRA Privacy Right Violation Claims

In the March 2017 Dilday v. DirectTV decision from the Eastern District Court of Virginia, employers received some relief from lawsuits for certain technical violations of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Of special importance, the court rejected the notion that plaintiff Dilday suffered harm based on the argument that his right to privacy… Read more »

Why a Candidate’s Experience Matters [SlideShare]

Hiring good talent has taken on an entirely new dimension with the advent of social media and peer review websites. These sites represent known go-tos for prospective employees to get a pulse on what your company is like before they consider joining your team. The experience your applicants, candidates, and employees have will end up… Read more »

[SlideShare] The Candidate Experience: What Helps? What Hurts?

When you’re hiring, you want to maintain as much of a competitive edge as when you’re marketing for new customers. Since your employees are your internal customers, they deserve to have a great experience working with you from the very beginning – including the application, screening, and selection process. Today’s candidates are largely in control… Read more »