Posts Tagged: employment screening

What Your Employment Screening Process Says About Your Company

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The fact that your organization performs background checks on employees isn’t (and shouldn’t be) a secret. Beyond being a tool you use to evaluate employees and applicants, it’s also a visible way for others to evaluate your organization for their own purposes. For a variety of good reasons, you need to be sure your employment screening process is well-designed, effective, and fair.

The Critical Role of a Role-Related Risk Assessment in Employment Screening

Organizations consist of a set of interlocking roles arranged to achieve the goals of the business. A large proportion of the total risk in a modern organization is found in these roles that make it work.  As workers become more independent and inter-dependent, they create new sources of risk in access to resources, networks, and… Read more »

How to Use Arrest and Conviction Records When Hiring Employees

“Innocent until proven guilty” is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Our courts have spent a lot of time defining what constitutes proof, but the basic point is clear. The same principle applies to the difference between arrest records and convictions as applied to employment decisions under EEOC guidance: “The fact that an individual… 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 »

Getting County and Local Criminal Background Searches Right

Most employers today use background screening to help make good decisions in hiring or other employment issues, and criminal background is one of the most important factors to consider. Getting this information—and getting it right—is a lot more challenging than you might think. The U.S. has thousands of distinct and sometimes overlapping jurisdictions where arrests… Read more »