Posts By: Michael Gaul

Hiring in the ‘Gig’ Economy: Background Screening Implications

A McKinsey Global Institute report, Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy, finds that up to 162 million people in Europe and the United States—or 20 to 30 percent of the working-age population—engage in some form of independent work. It’s likely your own company engages with independent workers in some capacity or another. The question… Read more »

[SlideShare] 6 Tips for Screening and Hiring Drivers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employment includes about 1.3 million bus drivers, almost 1.7 million heavy truck drivers, 826,000 delivery drivers, and about 181,000 taxi drivers or chauffeurs, plus millions more of other types of drivers. Every one of these drivers present risks to their employers. Professional drivers pose two specific kinds… Read more »

[SlideShare] How to Avoid the Sting of Unknown Risks

“Almost everything that can go wrong in a business has a human capital component.” — David Creelman of Creelman Research Risk management is a fundamental aspect of business planning and operations. However, a surprising majority of businesses are missing what could be the most important aspect of risk management altogether – human capital risks. According… Read more »

What Does Dismissal of the Lyft Class Action Suit Mean for You?

A California federal judge recently dismissed a class action lawsuit against Lyft for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in NOKCHAN, v. LYFT, INC., Case No. 15-cv-03008-JCS. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robbins which stated that plaintiffs… Read more »

How (Good) Employers REALLY Use Background Screening

Your job candidate may see your notice that you are going to do a background check very differently than you see it. To the applicant, a “background check” might seem like someone is sleuthing out every small indiscretion or accident to find ways to reject them. And, of course, background checks are sometimes used to… Read more »

The Vital Role of Employment Screening in Human Capital Risk Management

Does your risk management plan look at the risks involved in the hiring process? Your workforce is your human capital. Its value is based on how well it contributes to your productivity and profit, but also on the risks it imposes that may have significant costs when something goes wrong. Background screening that takes the… Read more »