It is assumed that hiring decisions are based solely on the professional skills and qualifications of each applicant. In practice, however, our decisions can be influenced by many other factors that we may not even be aware of. Hidden biases can be particularly dangerous in the hiring process as they may cause you to inadvertently… Read more »
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Background screening for employment or retention is almost universal, but screening programs within organizations are not all equally effective. If an employer treats background screening like a task to be checked off the list, it can easily fall short of delivering the kind of performance enhancement it could deliver, and may expose the employer to… Read more »
One of the most common questions our clients ask us is, “How do I know which screening services to choose?” Employers want to make informed hiring decisions and mitigate their hiring risks without over- or under-doing it. When it comes to employment screening, it’s important to match the “check” to the job/role you’re hiring for…. Read more »
Your employees represent your company. To your customers and the public at large, there is little distinction between your company and the people who wear your uniform, drive your trucks, and carry your company-branded business cards. When employees cause harm or conduct themselves in a manner that reflects poorly on your company, your reputation (and… Read more »
Baby boomers are no longer the largest living generation in the United States. Millennials have taken the top spot. By the year 2020, an estimated 46 percent of the workforce will be made up of those 80 million young adults, born between 1976 and 2001, who will seek employment. More and more of these millennials… Read more »
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 »
Doing a background check on an applicant can seem like a hassle. You have to contract with a background check provider, fill out the forms, get the applicant’s permission, and then follow through with the correct notifications once the check is complete. If you decide to exclude the applicant, there are more requirements in the… Read more »
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 »
Consider these eye-opening facts when talking to employers about their background screening efforts and the role of background screening in their hiring processes.
We are proud to announce that we have successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). As a result, Proforma is now formally accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).