Posts By: Michael Gaul

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 »

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 »