Posts Tagged: employment screening services

Domino’s Pizza and Capital One Taking Heat from Alleged FCRA Violations

Law firm Nichols Caster announced last week that former Domino’s Pizza employees will be allowed to proceed with putative class action against the company for alleged background check violations. According to the Nichols Caster press release, the United States District Court denied Defendant Domino’s Pizza’s motion to dismiss the case of Singleton, et al., v…. Read more »

Integrate Employment Screening into Your Talent Acquisition Process

The process of acquiring and onboarding new employees should be a seamless one, all the way from job requisition to onboarding. Kinks in the process can slow down your hiring process, add unnecessary costs, and ultimately, cause you to lose good candidates. In contrast, a smooth talent acquisition solution will save time, reduce costs, and… Read more »

United Airlines Pilot Grounded for Posing as Cardiologist

You might assume that those who work in high-trust professions, such as medical doctors, would naturally adhere to a strict set of ethics, and therefore may not require the same strict background screening that would apply to a financial advisor or bank teller, for example. The recent story of a United Airlines pilot posing as… Read more »

How to Take Action on an Employee Background Check

For employers who rely on employment screening and background checks as part of the employee selection process, knowing how to handle the resulting reports is essential. The ability to articulate what behavior is absolutely unacceptable in the workplace and establishing a framework by which less serious behavior is evaluated makes it easier for employers to… Read more »

Employee Background Checks: Now more than ever.

Sad to say, today’s workers are likely more desperate than they’ve been in years. With the United States unemployment rate at 9.6% (as of June 2010 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics), which is around the highest it’s been in the past two decades, there is more competition for a fewer number of… Read more »

Do your policies support fair employment for workers with criminal records?

The National Employment Labor Project (NELP) recently announced new resources designed to support its goal of reducing unfair barriers to employment. The NELP cites workers who are unjustly excluded from work based on arrest records, old and non-serious convictions, and offenses that are not job related. Having written extensively on topics surrounding the use of… Read more »

How to Select a Background Screening Company

As a human resources manager or business owner who is charged with finding and selecting the best candidates for your workplace, a background screening company is one of the many partners you’ll rely on to get the job done right. A good screening company will deliver quick, accurate, comprehensive reports using sound practices to mitigate… Read more »

Where is the “Why?” in Your Employment Background Screening Program?

In working with employers we often come across companies that simply want to “check a box” with their background screening efforts. Typically their motivation to run an employment background check stems from a need to satisfy some real or arbitrary requirement and they’re not necessarily focused on the bigger picture of how their efforts contribute… Read more »

The Importance of Employment Screening and Background Checks

The risks of a bad hire can be significant. Yet still some business owners are willing to rely on “gut feel” in making hiring decisions. They fail to adequately conduct employment screening and background checks, lack necessary auditing protocol, and unwisely assume their employees have the company’s best interest at heart. Did you know? An… Read more »