Posts Tagged: background checks

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 »

Top 10 Employment Screening Articles of 2011

From the Proforma Screening Solutions Blog, we’ve rounded up the most-read employment screening articles of 2011. Interestingly, these articles also touch on many of the most significant trends in background screening industry today.  Read and comment! #1: EEOC Focus on Criminal Background Checks Underscores Importance of a Holistic Approach This article was our #1 most-read in 2010 and… Read more »

Give Your Background Screening Process a Sniff Check

If you rely on background checks to screen candidates and employees, you already have some sort of background screening process in place. Whether formal or informal, structured or loosely-defined, there are certain steps you take to ensure each individual is screened. So, have you thought about how your process would stand up to scrutiny should… Read more »

Texas State Criminal Records Prove Why Employment Screening Databases Are Suspect

The state of Texas has quite the reputation for being tough on criminals. But it apparently also has quite a problem when it comes to keeping track of its criminal records. The Star Telegram recently reported the results of a state audit that revealed significant gaps in the state’s criminal records database. According to the… Read more »

What Does the Supreme Court ruling in NASA v Nelson Say About Employment Background Checks?

A unanimous ruling in the privacy rights case brought by JPL scientists and researchers says background checks conducted by NASA are appropriate. Announced earlier this month, the case of NASA v Nelson resulted in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to allow the standard federal employment background check – typically the National Agency Check… Read more »