Posts Tagged: employment 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 »

Employment Background Checks Gone Wrong

ABC News released an article on August 29, 2011 covering what can happen when consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) provide employers with misinformation. The article, “Background Check Wrongly Says Job Seeker is Sex Offender,” recalls the story of an individual who was in the final hiring phase for a new job when a background check wrongly… Read more »

“Unemployed Workers Need Not Apply.” Where’s the Logic in That Talent Acquisition Strategy?

Today’s job market is not the best it’s ever been. Not even close. With more than 14 million Americans officially unemployed (just over 9% of the population) and almost half of those jobless for more than six months, chances are good that an employer with positions to fill will have applications from individuals who are… Read more »

Illinois Senate Addresses Employment Background Checks for Group Home Workers

The Chicago Tribune recently reported new legislation approved by the Illinois Senate geared toward increasing safety among workers in group home settings. Known as Paul’s Law, the legislation is named for 42 year-old Paul McCann – a resident of a downstate group home who was brutally murdered by an employee at the facility. It passed… Read more »

The Rationale for Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Random Drug Testing

Substance abuse is a widespread problem that affects society and the workplace alike. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports the following alarming statistics about substance abuse in the workplace: 77% of illicit drug users are currently employed. More than 60% of adults know someone who has worked under the influence of alcohol… Read more »

Do Employment Background Checks Take More Effort Than They’re Worth?

As a business owner or hiring manager, you’re likely already using employment background checks or have at least considered using them to screen your applicants and employees. One reason employers neglect to background check their employees is the belief that the process requires more effort than it’s worth. To evaluate this belief it’s important to… Read more »