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Posts Tagged: background check
Google’s data-crunching prowess applies to its own hiring outcomes, and it’s found some interesting things.
In the past, lawsuits based on FCRA class action used to be targeted toward the large credit bureaus, but now savvy lawyers are using the regulations to go after all kinds of corporations.
It has to be tempting for companies who hire temporary workers for the holidays to skip or cut back on the background checks. After all, these workers are part of the extended workforce whose economic value is that they have lower on-going costs to the company. By definition, there is no long-term obligation, so why… Read more »
We spend a lot of time writing and talking about the best practices for using background screening to help select the most qualified applicants for your job openings, and to evaluate employees for a change in status. But sometimes it helps to hear what NOT to do. We have observed and heard about many things… Read more »
Reason suggests that using credit history to help make better employment decisions is a worthwhile idea in some cases. You probably don’t want to hire bank tellers with significant personal financial issues or CFOs with sizable judgments against them. Yet in the aftermath of the recent deep recession, we see continuing arguments and discussion about… Read more »
We hear stories all the time about an employee or vendor who goes off the rails in some predictable way, with tragic consequences. What’s really sad about these events is that they likely could have been prevented by using a well-designed background screening program. At this point, background screening is not a mystery, and it… Read more »
Contingent workers play an important part of the fabric of today’s employment landscape. Look inside your own company and you’re likely to find an increasing number of contracted workers filling increasingly important roles. We’re all aware of the need to distinguish between independent contractors and employees when it comes to taxes, payroll, and HR benefits…. Read more »
Hey employers, don’t worry if that job applicant lacks a high school diploma. It’s no big deal. Really, what’s the difference between an individual who has completed high school and one who dropped out? Why are you being so picky and unfair? This recent EEOC discussion letter targets an employer’s high school diploma requirement as… 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 »