Posts Tagged: national criminal records

2 Concerning Employment Screening Practices

Handing over your background checks to a third party does not release you from liability when background checks go awry. Hiring a background screening company, a.k.a. Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), is intended to help your business by enabling better hiring decisions and easing the compliance process. However, not all CRAs take that responsibility as seriously… 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 »

Are National Criminal Background Checks Enough?

When it comes to screening potential or current employees, it may be tempting to rely on quick and inexpensive national criminal background checks. Since national records can be gathered with an instant database search, the checks are quick and inexpensive and therefore easy to consider as done. But is a national search enough? Will it… Read more »