In an effort to save costs and undercut competitors’ prices, some background screening companies choose to outsource some or all of their employment screening duties to lower-cost overseas suppliers. These screening companies are, unfortunately, not obligated to disclose their off-shoring practices, leaving you, your applicants, and your employees unaware that personally identifiable information may be… Read more »
Posts By: Michael Gaul
A recent two-part article written by well-known HR thought leader, Dr. John Sullivan, and published on ERE.net explored the question, “What’s Wrong with Reference Checking?” Pretty much everything, was the overarching opinion. In part one, Dr. Sullivan included a long list of factors that routinely plague the reference check process and suggested that the only… Read more »
Corporate leaders, physicians, pharmacists, and teachers are other examples of positions that carry a significant level of trust and influence over fellow employees, customers, and the public at large.
In such cases, the need for background screening extends beyond the norm.
A recent email from GreenJobInterview.com caught our attention this week. The company is the leader in live virtual interviews using web-based technology to facilitate face-to-face meetings between an interviewer and candidate, and joining participants together in a virtual, real-time meeting room. As such, hiring managers can readily interview their top candidates anywhere in the world… Read more »
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You might assume that those who work in high-trust professions, such as medical doctors, would naturally adhere to a strict set of ethics, and therefore may not require the same strict background screening that would apply to a financial advisor or bank teller, for example. The recent story of a United Airlines pilot posing as… Read more »
We think most business owners would agree that employment background checks are a good idea. We would all like to know more about the people we intend to hire and certainly do not want to put our companies at risk by hiring the wrong people to represent our interests. At the same time, we come… Read more »
According to a recent Fast Company magazine article, “the U.S. State Department is reportedly threatening to deny some bloggers and social media users security clearances.” Of course they aren’t referring to just any bloggers or just any social media users; they are referring to federal job applicants who have posted links or references to a… Read more »
The Washington Times recently reported that the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, after receiving nearly $1 million a year to provide child care services under the federal Head Start program, failed to meet basic background check requirements for its employees. The findings came from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit of… Read more »
In case you missed our webinar last month, we have scheduled a second installment of our Employment Verifications webinar. Join us for this free webinar to learn: * The role of employment verifications and reference checks in the hiring process * Why employment verifications and reference checks have decreased in value * How to put… Read more »