Posts By: Michael Gaul

Hiring the Right People [Slideshow]

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Finding the right people to hire for your organization requires a hiring approach that is fair to applicants and delivers the best employees possible to the organization. At every step in the hiring process, and particularly in background screening, HR managers should address the threats of risk directly. Our latest slideshow looks at key concepts… Read more »

NYC Extends ‘Ban the Box’ to Private Businesses

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New York City has had a Ban the Box type ordinance in place for city employees since 2011, and on June 10th an overwhelming majority of the City Council passed a version of the law to cover private employers with 4 or more employees as well. With this law, NYC joins over 100 cities and… Read more »

No Harm, No Foul? Not Necessarily When it Comes to Background Screening

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At first glance, the case of Spokeo, Inc. vs. Robins is a seemingly straightforward case. But it contains larger issues that might affect employers who use background screening firms, those firms themselves (rather, ourselves), and possibly employers more broadly. The fact that the case has been accepted on appeal for hearing next term by the… Read more »

What Your Employment Screening Process Says About Your Company

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The fact that your organization performs background checks on employees isn’t (and shouldn’t be) a secret. Beyond being a tool you use to evaluate employees and applicants, it’s also a visible way for others to evaluate your organization for their own purposes. For a variety of good reasons, you need to be sure your employment screening process is well-designed, effective, and fair.