Posts Tagged: consumer reporting agency

FTC to Employers: The FCRA Covers Employment Screening

Two recent settlements announced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) drive home the point and serve as an important reminder that employment background screening is subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). You, as an employer, should understand how the FCRA relates to your employment screening program and ensure that your consumer reporting… Read more »

2 Concerning Employment Screening Practices

Handing over your background checks to a third party does not release you from liability when background checks go awry. Hiring a background screening company, a.k.a. Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), is intended to help your business by enabling better hiring decisions and easing the compliance process. However, not all CRAs take that responsibility as seriously… Read more »

Does Your Background Screening Company Offshore Personally Identifiable Information?

In an effort to save costs and undercut competitors’ prices, some background screening companies choose to outsource some or all of their employment screening duties to lower-cost overseas suppliers. These screening companies are, unfortunately, not obligated to disclose their off-shoring practices, leaving you, your applicants, and your employees unaware that personally identifiable information may be… Read more »

Employment Screening Terminology (a.k.a. “How to Impress the Boss”)

Hiring new employees can sound like a straightforward process of collecting a few resumes, conducting interviews, checking references, and choosing the right candidate. But you would probably laugh at (or kick) anyone who would suggest that being a hiring manager is easy. Even in today’s economy when available talent is more plentiful, the complex legal… Read more »