New York City has had a Ban the Box type ordinance in place for city employees since 2011, and on June 10th an overwhelming majority of the City Council passed a version of the law to cover private employers with 4 or more employees as well. With this law, NYC joins over 100 cities and… Read more »
Posts Tagged: background check
The CXO or C-level roles within an organization are extremely important to organizational success and requires a very careful review of the individual’s background before hiring.
Your organization’s success hinges on its ability to hire the right people in the right roles. Here, we offer 4 key success factors.
Google’s data-crunching prowess applies to its own hiring outcomes, and it’s found some interesting things.
In the past, lawsuits based on FCRA class action used to be targeted toward the large credit bureaus, but now savvy lawyers are using the regulations to go after all kinds of corporations.
It has to be tempting for companies who hire temporary workers for the holidays to skip or cut back on the background checks. After all, these workers are part of the extended workforce whose economic value is that they have lower on-going costs to the company. By definition, there is no long-term obligation, so why… Read more »
We spend a lot of time writing and talking about the best practices for using background screening to help select the most qualified applicants for your job openings, and to evaluate employees for a change in status. But sometimes it helps to hear what NOT to do. We have observed and heard about many things… Read more »
Reason suggests that using credit history to help make better employment decisions is a worthwhile idea in some cases. You probably don’t want to hire bank tellers with significant personal financial issues or CFOs with sizable judgments against them. Yet in the aftermath of the recent deep recession, we see continuing arguments and discussion about… Read more »
We hear stories all the time about an employee or vendor who goes off the rails in some predictable way, with tragic consequences. What’s really sad about these events is that they likely could have been prevented by using a well-designed background screening program. At this point, background screening is not a mystery, and it… Read more »
Contingent workers play an important part of the fabric of today’s employment landscape. Look inside your own company and you’re likely to find an increasing number of contracted workers filling increasingly important roles. We’re all aware of the need to distinguish between independent contractors and employees when it comes to taxes, payroll, and HR benefits…. Read more »