Is an Employer’s Use of Background Credit Checks Appropriate? Under fire from consumers, state legislators, and the EEOC, the background check utilized by employers to judge individuals’ suitability for certain jobs is being challenged. The use of background checks and specifically the background credit check has been under intensifying debate among national and state officials… Read more »
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A school district wouldn’t think of hiring an employee to work in its schools without first conducting a background check on the individual. In fact, most state have made this practice a statutory requirement making it highly unlikely that any organization that hires workers with access to children will not require screening their employees. When… Read more »
How does employee turnover affect your bottom line? Employee turnover— HR professionals and company accountants understand it costs money, but the true cost of turnover is often widely underestimated. It may be shocking to you, but researchers estimate the cost to replace an employee totals anywhere from 30% to 150% of an employee’s annual compensation…. Read more »
Indeed.com is a website that gives job seekers free access – instantly, in a single search – to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. With this data, Indeed also reports on job trends in job postings per capita, job market competition, and industry employment trends. Is it difficult for your… Read more »
NASA v. Nelson is a case brought by twenty eight scientists, engineers, and other employees at the California Institute of Technology (CIT) who are under contract at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The individuals have challenged a relatively new standardized questionnaire that was put in place in 2005 by the federal government in the wake of… Read more »
In case you haven’t heard, employers in California have a new rule to follow when conducting employment background checks. It’s a rule that we firmly support. California SB 909 was signed into law on September 29, 2010 and requires Consumer Reporting Agencies (a.k.a. background screening firms) that instigate an investigative consumer report for employment purposes… Read more »
Proforma’s EZ-Authorize is designed to make background checks simple and effective for small business operators. It requires just 3 simple steps to get started.
For employers who rely on employment screening and background checks as part of the employee selection process, knowing how to handle the resulting reports is essential. The ability to articulate what behavior is absolutely unacceptable in the workplace and establishing a framework by which less serious behavior is evaluated makes it easier for employers to… Read more »
When you think about the purpose of an employment reference check you would hope to achieve it by gaining feedback from people who know your potential employee best. The people who have witnessed the work ethic, skills and productivity of the person who may soon join your workforce are the very people you’d like to… Read more »
Background checks take a high level of subjectivity out of the decision making process and provide valuable objective information upon which employers can make informed hiring choices.