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Posts By: Michael Gaul
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 »
A lawsuit filed in Miami federal court on November 22, 2010 alleges that the use of employment credit checks by the University of Miami constitutes discriminatory hiring practices, as defined by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In this potentially ground-breaking class-action lawsuit, Plaintiff Loudy Appolon asserts that employers who use credit history to… Read more »
Age discrimination is what happens when an employer treats an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects against age discrimination for people who are 40 years or older. And it’s this population that is of growing concern to the EEOC and others who… Read more »
A recent NPR story titled, Job Seekers Find Bias Against The Unemployed, reported a growing concern and feeling among unemployed workers about the hurdles they face when trying to get new jobs in today’s economy. The hurdles begin with the sheer numbers of it all. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 25 million workers… Read more »
Many law enforcement agencies are combing thorough social networking profiles of applicants to gain a more holistic picture of a candidate’s background.