Posts Tagged: employment screening

In Negligent Hiring and Retention it’s About What You Knew, Or Should Have Known

The case of a California minor who sued his public high school guidance counselor and the school district for damages arising out of sexual abuse and harassment by the counselor sends a clear warning to public and private employers alike: If you knew or should have known of an employee’s propensities for potentially damaging behavior… Read more »

EEOC Sends Shivers up the Spine with Its 2012-2016 Strategic Plan

The EEOC made a clear, spine tingling statement with its recently approved strategic plan for FY 2012-2016. Employers with the potential for systemic discrimination issues, beware. The agency plans to focus its litigation enforcement mechanism on ‘systemic’-type cases that have the potential for broad, widespread impact on an industry, occupation, business, or geographic area. This… Read more »

Can Your Employment Screening Program Survive a Hiring Frenzy?

If recent weeks around the Proforma Screening Solutions office are any indication, you could be facing an upswing in hiring demand this year. We’ve been seeing an unusually high volume of requests for employment background checks from our current customers. Our suppliers have reported similar trends. In our experience, hiring upticks don’t usually arrive in… Read more »

Hire the Right People and You Win

Jack Welch once famously said “nothing matters more in winning than getting the right people on the field.” As an employment screening company, it is this notion that guides our efforts to help companies bring the right people on board. In line with this idea, we were pleased to come across an awesome post on… Read more »

What’s a High School Diploma Worth, Anyway?

Hey employers, don’t worry if that job applicant lacks a high school diploma. It’s no big deal. Really, what’s the difference between an individual who has completed high school and one who dropped out? Why are you being so picky and unfair? This recent EEOC discussion letter targets an employer’s high school diploma requirement as… Read more »

Texas State Criminal Records Prove Why Employment Screening Databases Are Suspect

The state of Texas has quite the reputation for being tough on criminals. But it apparently also has quite a problem when it comes to keeping track of its criminal records. The Star Telegram recently reported the results of a state audit that revealed significant gaps in the state’s criminal records database. According to the… Read more »

When It Comes to Employment Screening, Don’t Neglect the Federal Records

Your applicant could have a serious criminal record that might not be uncovered in a common national, state, or local criminal records search. And this could be trouble. Just last week we ran a background check on a gentleman who was applying for a job as a pharmaceutical courier. Without a federal criminal record check… Read more »