Posts Tagged: FCRA

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 »

12 Dos and Don’ts of Pre Employment Screening

Pre employment screening is relied upon by nearly 80% of corporate America – and for good reason. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, every dollar invested in employment screening can result in a $5 – $16 return on investment, stemming from higher productivity, lower absenteeism, a decrease in turnover, and less risk of employer… Read more »

Watch the Clock in Adverse Action for Employment

In following the Fair Credit Reporting Act for Adverse Action Employment, Timing Matters A few years back, when the economy was booming, the challenge for employers in general and HR recruiters specifically was to hire all the workers they needed to fulfill the high demand for their products and services. Today the challenge is exactly… Read more »

Following FCRA Regulations is Smart for Employers

If you’re conducing employment background checks you should understand how the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) will affect you. Whether operating a small business or a managing a large enterprise, it is prudent, if not required, that you follow FCRA regulations for employment background screening. And guess what? Since these rules are designed to protect… Read more »