Posts Tagged: employment background checks

How to Choose the Right Employment Screening Services for the Job

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 »

Can a Background Check Predict the Future?

Do people with otherwise clean criminal backgrounds suddenly perform criminal acts? Should companies be able to predict this behavior and take actions to protect their customers, workforce, and public at large? Where does employer liability end and individual liability begin? Questions about the predictive value of background checks and in particular, criminal background checks, have… Read more »

Avoiding the Perils of Social Media Employment “Checks”

A few months ago, Facebook announced that it had 128 million daily unique users in the United States. That’s over 1/3 of the population who viewed, updated, and shared personal bits of information with a network of “friends”, each of whom has his or her own network. Inevitably, a lot of the people on Facebook—and… Read more »

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 »

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 »

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Case for Pre-Employment Background Checks

When hiring people to represent your organization, you want to feel confident that you can trust these individuals to represent the best interests of your organization. For some employers, it’s enough to simply conduct an interview, check a few references, and hire away. But for the more than 90% of corporate America that relies on… Read more »