Posts By: Michael Gaul

Pepsi is Latest to Face EEOC’s Aggressive Stance on Employment Criminal Records

Ask any HR professional to name a company they admire and you’ll likely hear the name Pepsi. Long known for its leadership in quality HR practices, it comes as no surprise to us that the Pepsi organization was among the targets of the EEOC’s more aggressive stance concerning the use of employment criminal records. Employers… Read more »

Need Help Evaluating and Selecting a Background Screening Company?

Hiring a background screening company for your employment screening program seems like a fairly straight-forward task. If your goal is to simply ‘check the box’ with the bare minimum requirements, it can indeed be a simple endeavor. But if you’re like many employers today, you have come to the following realizations: Organizations compete on the… Read more »

Hire the Right People and You Win

Jack Welch once famously said “nothing matters more in winning than getting the right people on the field.” As an employment screening company, it is this notion that guides our efforts to help companies bring the right people on board. In line with this idea, we were pleased to come across an awesome post on… Read more »

Top 10 Employment Screening Articles of 2011

From the Proforma Screening Solutions Blog, we’ve rounded up the most-read employment screening articles of 2011. Interestingly, these articles also touch on many of the most significant trends in background screening industry today.  Read and comment! #1: EEOC Focus on Criminal Background Checks Underscores Importance of a Holistic Approach This article was our #1 most-read in 2010 and… Read more »

What’s a High School Diploma Worth, Anyway?

Hey employers, don’t worry if that job applicant lacks a high school diploma. It’s no big deal. Really, what’s the difference between an individual who has completed high school and one who dropped out? Why are you being so picky and unfair? This recent EEOC discussion letter targets an employer’s high school diploma requirement as… Read more »

EEOC Letter to Peace Corps Offers Insight on Employment Criminal Records

If you’re an employer or nonprofit agency and you are either obligated or striving to avoid employment discrimination, this should interest you. And if you’ve been following the recent EEOC hearings and anticipated policy updates, this bit of news might provide some valuable foreshadowing of what lies ahead. The EEOC recently wrote an informal letter… Read more »

Give Your Background Screening Process a Sniff Check

If you rely on background checks to screen candidates and employees, you already have some sort of background screening process in place. Whether formal or informal, structured or loosely-defined, there are certain steps you take to ensure each individual is screened. So, have you thought about how your process would stand up to scrutiny should… Read more »

InsideCounsel Reports on Hot Topics in Pre-Employment Screening

Carrie B. Rosen, member of the labor and employment practice group at Cozen O’Connor and contributor to InsideCounsel.com wrote a two-part series highlighting current hot topics in pre-employment screening. Besides the fact that we feel pretty amazing to be part of an industry that has just been mentioned alongside the word “hot,” we also found… Read more »