When you’re hiring drivers to represent your company, you must consider the many ways in which hiring the wrong person can put people, brands, and profits at risk. The risks must be looked at both in terms of the inherent risks of the person you’re hiring and the background they bring with them, along with… Read more »
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. employment includes about 1.3 million bus drivers, almost 1.7 million heavy truck drivers, 826,000 delivery drivers, and about 181,000 taxi drivers or chauffeurs, plus millions more of other types of drivers. Every one of these drivers present risks to their employers. Professional drivers pose two specific kinds… Read more »
“Almost everything that can go wrong in a business has a human capital component.” — David Creelman of Creelman Research Risk management is a fundamental aspect of business planning and operations. However, a surprising majority of businesses are missing what could be the most important aspect of risk management altogether – human capital risks. According… Read more »
Does your risk management plan look at the risks involved in the hiring process? Your workforce is your human capital. Its value is based on how well it contributes to your productivity and profit, but also on the risks it imposes that may have significant costs when something goes wrong. Background screening that takes the… Read more »
Organizations consist of a set of interlocking roles arranged to achieve the goals of the business. A large proportion of the total risk in a modern organization is found in these roles that make it work. As workers become more independent and inter-dependent, they create new sources of risk in access to resources, networks, and… Read more »
It’s worth the time and expense to know your CXO candidate as well as you possibly can. This is one hiring situation where relying on your instincts or having a ‘good feeling’ about someone just isn’t enough to make a solid hiring decision.
With the proliferation of Ban the Box laws in states and cities across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to try to summarize the movement.
Author: Michael Gaul The other day, I arrived at the office greeted by news related to three separate lawsuits involving employment screening companies, their employer-customers, and applicants trying to gain employment. Each of these suits involves a complex web of legal issues and accusations – one involving an alleged failure to follow adverse action notification… Read more »
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 »
Human Resource Executive (HRE) Online recently published a story on the importance of “Vetting at the Top.” The fittingly titled article by Will Bunch covered recent ethical debates that highlight the need for closer screening of high-level candidates. The article pointed to the recent attention-getting case of Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson as an example of… Read more »