Posts Tagged: background check

HR Trends Series: Ban the Box is Sweeping the Nation

Ban the Box

Ban the Box—­the international civil rights movement aimed at persuading employers to remove the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record from their hiring applications is more than a trend. It’s a movement that has taken a strong hold in the form of “Fair Chance” laws across an increasing number of states… Read more »

9 HR Trends That Will Define Your Hiring Process [Whitepaper]

9 HR Trends 2018

The forces driving changes in Human Resources hiring and retention processes are more often mentioned than they are understood. We speak so much about “globalization” that it seems we must understand it, but in fact the impacts of internationally integrated economic systems are still rapidly evolving (and currently in a retrograde direction in some jurisdictions)…. Read more »

The Millennial Churn: What It Means for Employers

millennial churn

Turnover is always a concern for employers. Among many issues, the loss of an employee means the loss of the investment you put into hiring and training that person, the loss of institutional knowledge they accumulated on the job, and the potential damage to morale of co-workers, a result of seeing a fellow employee leave…. Read more »

What the Law Says About Adverse Action

Adverse action in employment (the process of denying an employment opportunity to a candidate or employee because of something revealed in a background check) can land an employer in a rugged territory of cross-cutting laws and regulations. With the increased coverage of Ban the Box laws in many state and local jurisdictions overlapping the federal… Read more »

5 Questions to Test Your FCRA Adverse Action Smarts

Are you up to speed on adverse action? HR and hiring managers need to understand the rules and requirements of the adverse action process in order to maintain a hiring approach that is fair to applicants and avoids unintended discrimination. We put together a few questions to check your knowledge and keep you sharp. Start… Read more »

How to Explain FCRA Adverse Action to Your Applicants

Sometimes the person you are considering for employment gives you a reason to reconsider. When this “reconsidering” is due to information found on a background check you’ve ordered from a third-party provider and you decide you may have to disqualify the candidate based on what you found, adverse action protocol kicks in. You understand adverse… Read more »

Why a Candidate’s Experience Matters [SlideShare]

Hiring good talent has taken on an entirely new dimension with the advent of social media and peer review websites. These sites represent known go-tos for prospective employees to get a pulse on what your company is like before they consider joining your team. The experience your applicants, candidates, and employees have will end up… Read more »