Many law enforcement agencies are combing thorough social networking profiles of applicants to gain a more holistic picture of a candidate’s background.
Posts By: Michael Gaul
As an employer you are intimately aware of the I-9 Form. But do you understand the complete picture of employment eligibility verification and your responsibilities under the law? The hidden complexities might surprise you. The Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 Form is issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and used by employers to verify… Read more »
“The throttle for growth for any great company is not the markets, technology, competition or products. It is one thing above all others; the ability to get and keep the right people.” This quote comes from Jim Collins, author of the book Good to Great, and it’s one we tend to frequently repeat around here…. Read more »
Is an Employer’s Use of Background Credit Checks Appropriate? Under fire from consumers, state legislators, and the EEOC, the background check utilized by employers to judge individuals’ suitability for certain jobs is being challenged. The use of background checks and specifically the background credit check has been under intensifying debate among national and state officials… Read more »
A school district wouldn’t think of hiring an employee to work in its schools without first conducting a background check on the individual. In fact, most state have made this practice a statutory requirement making it highly unlikely that any organization that hires workers with access to children will not require screening their employees. When… Read more »
How does employee turnover affect your bottom line? Employee turnover— HR professionals and company accountants understand it costs money, but the true cost of turnover is often widely underestimated. It may be shocking to you, but researchers estimate the cost to replace an employee totals anywhere from 30% to 150% of an employee’s annual compensation…. Read more »
Indeed.com is a website that gives job seekers free access – instantly, in a single search – to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. With this data, Indeed also reports on job trends in job postings per capita, job market competition, and industry employment trends. Is it difficult for your… Read more »
NASA v. Nelson is a case brought by twenty eight scientists, engineers, and other employees at the California Institute of Technology (CIT) who are under contract at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The individuals have challenged a relatively new standardized questionnaire that was put in place in 2005 by the federal government in the wake of… Read more »
In case you haven’t heard, employers in California have a new rule to follow when conducting employment background checks. It’s a rule that we firmly support. California SB 909 was signed into law on September 29, 2010 and requires Consumer Reporting Agencies (a.k.a. background screening firms) that instigate an investigative consumer report for employment purposes… Read more »
Proforma’s EZ-Authorize is designed to make background checks simple and effective for small business operators. It requires just 3 simple steps to get started.