Posts Tagged: national criminal database

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 »

The Days of Raw Criminal Database Reporting Are Waning

The human resources community and the employment screening industry have been buzzing lately about the second largest Fair Credit Reporting Act settlement penalty in history recently handed down to a background screening provider for multiple FCRA violations.  The $2.6M settlement sent a resounding message that the practice of putting a name in a system and… Read more »

Understanding Criminal Background Checks for Employment

Regardless your personal belief about the value of employee criminal record checks, one thing cannot be denied: Employers have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to create a safe workplace and workforce. Because of this, many employers (as much as 80% of corporate America) use criminal background checks to help predict how an individual’s past… Read more »