“Innocent until proven guilty” is the cornerstone of our criminal justice system. Our courts have spent a lot of time defining what constitutes proof, but the basic point is clear.
The same principle applies to the …READ MORE
There’s no doubt that the most important thing about background screening is to get the accurate, relevant information you need to make good employment decisions.
But even if we take this central goal as a given, …READ MORE
So, you want to know if your prospective employee has a criminal past?
Looking into the criminal history of job applicants is a smart hiring practice. Given the high proportion of adult Americans with criminal records …READ MORE
Despite how some may make it sound, spreading Ban the Box laws do not prohibit employers from using criminal background checks. Instead, the laws are designed to keep the question, “Have you been convicted of …READ MORE
A few months ago, Facebook announced that it had 128 million daily unique users in the United States. That’s over 1/3 of the population who viewed, updated, and shared personal bits of information with a …READ MORE
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 …READ MORE
In case you haven’t heard, there’s another legislative trend sweeping the nation involving state-level legislation that aims to protect the social media passwords of employees, job applicants, and students.
Since 2012, at least 28 states either …READ MORE
The treasure trove of personal information that has collected on social media is irresistible. We know that both employers and employees are scanning the publicly accessible areas of Facebook and other sources to find the …READ MORE