Posts Tagged: background checks

The Employment Screening Process: A Bird’s Eye View [Infographic]

Now more than ever, employers are urged to define and use an employment background screening process that is fair to candidates, passes muster with the EEOC, and also mitigates employment risks. We realize this is far easier said than done, especially given the loosely-defined guidelines of the EEOC. Our latest infographic helps to pull the… Read more »

Target Corporation Bans the Box. Should Your Organization?

Minnesota employee advocates are claiming a victory over the Target Corporation, the nation’s second-largest retailer, based on a Huffington Post article published on October 29th. In that article, the Huffington Post reports that Target will “stop asking prospective employees about their criminal records in initial job applications.” As you may know, this policy is a… Read more »

Study Finds Retail Employee Theft on the Rise

You may have heard that crime rates have gone down in the past couple decades, but recent results from an annual survey on retail employee theft, performed by Jack Hayes International, may debunk such wishful thinking. The survey found that internal employee theft rose sharply in 2012 as compared to previous years, with an estimated one out of… Read more »

The Why, What, and When of Individualized Assessments

About one year ago, on April 25, 2012, the EEOC issued revised enforcement guidelines on the use of criminal records in hiring decisions in compliance with Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The big deal in the revisions was the recommended use of individualized assessments (IA) in hiring situations where a criminal record… Read more »

What’s Behind the Failure to Screen Temporary Workers?

Temporary, contingent, and contract workers currently make up more than one-quarter of the entire workforce population—up nearly 10% since 2009. According to the U.S. Department of Labor this so called “extended workforce” is among the fastest growing segment of workers, predicted to increase 23% from 2010 to 2020. This growing and increasingly important segment of… Read more »

3 Good Reasons to Revisit Your Employment Screening Practices

There are some very compelling reasons to take a fresh look at your employment screening programs as recent developments in the regulatory environment combine to increase the risks associated with improper hiring practices. Here are three significant trends: 1. Increased Enforcement of Criminal Records Screening Practices The EEOC’s updated guidance on the use of criminal… Read more »

NAPBS Releases 5 Tips for Employment Screening in 2013

Accuracy in Background Screening is the Prevailing Theme Now is the time when companies are prepping their budgets, strategies, and staffing plans for 2013. If your plans involve hiring permanent, temporary, or even outsourced workers, selecting the right people for the right positions is paramount. That’s where employment screening comes in. The National Association of… Read more »

One in Four Adults Would “Fail” a Criminal Record Check: A Lesson for Employers

One in four adults in the United States has a criminal record.  That’s a pretty startling statistic when you think about your latest applicant pool. Chances are high that you are interacting with quite a few applicants, candidates, and even employees with some type of criminal background. For some organizations, this news is startling enough… Read more »