Posts Tagged: background screening

Managing the Risks of an Extended Workforce [Infographic]

The new norm in staffing is officially here. It’s the extended workforce and it makes up more than one-quarter of the total workforce population in today’s organizations—more than twice the percentage from 2005. The faces of the extended workforce, which include temporary workers, contractors, and contingent workers, are also expanding. Positions across the spectrum of… Read more »

Background Screening Companies Are Being Scrutinized

How is Your Background Check Firm Measuring Up? If your company is similar to 90% of the corporations across the United States, it relies on background checks as part of the hiring process. Background screening, which may include criminal records, credit histories, driving records, employment verifications, and reference checks, is considered a valuable resource to… Read more »

3 Questions that Can Keep Your Background Screening Practices off the Front Page

Unfortunately, the old adage, “There is no such thing as bad publicity” doesn’t always ring true. In today’s tight job market, the slightest hint of an unfair hiring practice will travel fast into the headlines and even faster into the courtroom. The recent could-be class action case against Advance Auto exemplifies what can happen if… Read more »

Trust, but Verify. Even in the C-Suite.

Human Resource Executive (HRE) Online recently published a story on the importance of “Vetting at the Top.” The fittingly titled article by Will Bunch covered recent ethical debates that highlight the need for closer screening of high-level candidates. The article pointed to the recent attention-getting case of Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson as an example of… Read more »

Test Your FCRA Knowledge for Employment Screening

When your company has a job to fill or when you’re considering promoting or reassigning employees from within, a background check is often a requirement.  Employment background checks can assist you in making a final decision among a narrowed-down group of applicants or candidates by verifying that the candidate meets established job-related criteria. Employment background… Read more »

The “Triple Threat” Has New Meaning for Your Background Screening Program

As we near the final stretch of the NBA playoffs, we have an apt analogy for a discussion of the “triple threat” facing today’s employers. In basketball, defenders must be prepared for an offensive player in the triple threat position to pass, dribble, or shoot. In today’s employment setting, companies are faced with the triple… Read more »