A large majority of employers today use some type of background screening to assist in making employment decisions. Perhaps too often, we talk about this in the context of hiring. But the complete picture of …READ MORE
According to National Employment Law Project (NELP), more than 1 in 4 U.S. adults have a criminal record. As an employer, this means you have a very high chance of encountering applicants and employees whose …READ MORE
Two recent settlements announced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) drive home the point and serve as an important reminder that employment background screening is subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
You, as …READ MORE
Social media succeeds because it connects people with personal information. That personal information is exactly why some employers want to delve into applicants’ and employee’s social media accounts. These informal social media background checks promise …READ MORE
Employers are sometimes forced to walk a narrow line between treating applicants with criminal backgrounds fairly and minimizing hiring risks. The problem is that the employers will be held accountable if something goes wrong on …READ MORE
Back in 2010 we posted an article about resume lying, including a list of the most common lies found in resumes. You might think this would not be such a serious problem with today’s sophisticated …READ MORE