The future of many companies depends greatly on the quality of the new college grads they hire. Unfortunately, these young people often have very little relevant job experience, compounding the usual problems with verifying claims on resumes or checking references. Given the importance of these new hires to your company, it’s more important than ever to go beyond the resume and do the background checks to make the best possible selections.
Posts By: Michael Gaul
It is well documented that drug testing can be one of the most important ways to build and maintain a safe and productive workplace. When employees suffer from drug or alcohol abuse, the consequences can be far-reaching. As an employer, how can you maintain a drug-free workplace while also respecting individual privacy and keeping costs in check?
Do people with otherwise clean criminal backgrounds suddenly perform criminal acts? Should companies be able to predict this behavior and take actions to protect their customers, workforce, and public at large? Where does employer liability end and individual liability begin? Questions about the predictive value of background checks and in particular, criminal background checks, have… Read more »
What should you do if your employee tests positive for marijuana (cannabis)? Is your drug screening policy up to par? Find out.
Consider these eye-opening facts when talking to employers about their background screening efforts and the role of background screening in their hiring processes.
New rules and regulations are surfacing that make it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it comes to fairness and compliance in the hiring process.
Here we offer 6 ideas that can help you improve your hiring process in 2016 – and keep you on the right side of compliance requirements.
We are proud to announce that we have successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). As a result, Proforma is now formally accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).
H.R.3470 The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act would prohibit federal agencies and federal contractors from making a request for or use of the criminal history of a job applicant until after the conditional offer of employment. Find out the latest here.
Should you risk the apparent liabilities of ex-offenders in your workforce or risk discrimination lawsuits by refusing to hire them? This infographic provides context as well as a description of a hiring process that threads the needle between the rock and the lawsuit.