Posts Tagged: background checks

Top 10 Employment Screening Articles of 2011

From the Proforma Screening Solutions Blog, we’ve rounded up the most-read employment screening articles of 2011. Interestingly, these articles also touch on many of the most significant trends in background screening industry today.  Read and comment! #1: EEOC Focus on Criminal Background Checks Underscores Importance of a Holistic Approach This article was our #1 most-read in 2010 and… Read more »

Give Your Background Screening Process a Sniff Check

If you rely on background checks to screen candidates and employees, you already have some sort of background screening process in place. Whether formal or informal, structured or loosely-defined, there are certain steps you take to ensure each individual is screened. So, have you thought about how your process would stand up to scrutiny should… Read more »

Texas State Criminal Records Prove Why Employment Screening Databases Are Suspect

The state of Texas has quite the reputation for being tough on criminals. But it apparently also has quite a problem when it comes to keeping track of its criminal records. The Star Telegram recently reported the results of a state audit that revealed significant gaps in the state’s criminal records database. According to the… Read more »

What Does the Supreme Court ruling in NASA v Nelson Say About Employment Background Checks?

A unanimous ruling in the privacy rights case brought by JPL scientists and researchers says background checks conducted by NASA are appropriate. Announced earlier this month, the case of NASA v Nelson resulted in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to allow the standard federal employment background check – typically the National Agency Check… Read more »

Background Checks for School Volunteers: Necessary or Not?

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 »

The True Cost of Employee Turnover

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 »

Introducing Our Interactive Background Screening Program Builder

Today we announced the launch of our new interactive background screening program builder that enables you to determine the types of background checks that are recommended for a particular role within your company. Simply answer a series of questions related to the risks and responsibilities of the job you’re seeking to fill and the program… Read more »