Posts Tagged: employment screening

What’s Behind the Failure to Screen Temporary Workers?

Temporary, contingent, and contract workers currently make up more than one-quarter of the entire workforce population—up nearly 10% since 2009. According to the U.S. Department of Labor this so called “extended workforce” is among the fastest growing segment of workers, predicted to increase 23% from 2010 to 2020. This growing and increasingly important segment of… Read more »

3 Good Reasons to Revisit Your Employment Screening Practices

There are some very compelling reasons to take a fresh look at your employment screening programs as recent developments in the regulatory environment combine to increase the risks associated with improper hiring practices. Here are three significant trends: 1. Increased Enforcement of Criminal Records Screening Practices The EEOC’s updated guidance on the use of criminal… Read more »

Managing the Risks of an Extended Workforce [Infographic]

The new norm in staffing is officially here. It’s the extended workforce and it makes up more than one-quarter of the total workforce population in today’s organizations—more than twice the percentage from 2005. The faces of the extended workforce, which include temporary workers, contractors, and contingent workers, are also expanding. Positions across the spectrum of… Read more »

NAPBS Releases 5 Tips for Employment Screening in 2013

Accuracy in Background Screening is the Prevailing Theme Now is the time when companies are prepping their budgets, strategies, and staffing plans for 2013. If your plans involve hiring permanent, temporary, or even outsourced workers, selecting the right people for the right positions is paramount. That’s where employment screening comes in. The National Association of… Read more »

3 Questions that Can Keep Your Background Screening Practices off the Front Page

Unfortunately, the old adage, “There is no such thing as bad publicity” doesn’t always ring true. In today’s tight job market, the slightest hint of an unfair hiring practice will travel fast into the headlines and even faster into the courtroom. The recent could-be class action case against Advance Auto exemplifies what can happen if… Read more »

One in Four Adults Would “Fail” a Criminal Record Check: A Lesson for Employers

One in four adults in the United States has a criminal record.  That’s a pretty startling statistic when you think about your latest applicant pool. Chances are high that you are interacting with quite a few applicants, candidates, and even employees with some type of criminal background. For some organizations, this news is startling enough… Read more »

Here’s News that Job Seekers with Criminal Records Can Feel Good About

A current survey shows applicants with a criminal record are getting some breaks in employment.  This survey concurs with the most recent EEOC guidelines and also supports Proforma’s approach to the appropriate use of criminal records in the employment screening process. Every year 560,000 people are released from prison into the parole system. The good… Read more »

Employment Screening as a Risk Management Strategy

As the saying goes, “No risk, no reward.” Every organization has risks to face. And while it’s unrealistic to think we can prevent every loss, certain risks demand our attention. In employment screening, we address key human capital risks – those related to the “human factor” of the organization. Specifically, employment screening is designed to… Read more »

The “Triple Threat” Has New Meaning for Your Background Screening Program

As we near the final stretch of the NBA playoffs, we have an apt analogy for a discussion of the “triple threat” facing today’s employers. In basketball, defenders must be prepared for an offensive player in the triple threat position to pass, dribble, or shoot. In today’s employment setting, companies are faced with the triple… Read more »