Posts Tagged: background screening

Test Your FCRA Knowledge for Employment Screening

When your company has a job to fill or when you’re considering promoting or reassigning employees from within, a background check is often a requirement.  Employment background checks can assist you in making a final decision among a narrowed-down group of applicants or candidates by verifying that the candidate meets established job-related criteria. Employment background… Read more »

The “Triple Threat” Has New Meaning for Your Background Screening Program

As we near the final stretch of the NBA playoffs, we have an apt analogy for a discussion of the “triple threat” facing today’s employers. In basketball, defenders must be prepared for an offensive player in the triple threat position to pass, dribble, or shoot. In today’s employment setting, companies are faced with the triple… Read more »

In Background Screening, Treat Contingent Workers and Employees Equal

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 »

What’s a High School Diploma Worth, Anyway?

Hey employers, don’t worry if that job applicant lacks a high school diploma. It’s no big deal. Really, what’s the difference between an individual who has completed high school and one who dropped out? Why are you being so picky and unfair? This recent EEOC discussion letter targets an employer’s high school diploma requirement as… 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 »

Who’s Background Screening Your Independent Contractors?

When a worker representing your company commits an intentional or unintentionally-harmful act – i.e. data breach, auto accident, assault, theft, etc. – does it really matter if that person is a full time employee or simply an outside/independent contractor? In your eyes it might. But in the eyes of your customers and other outsiders (think… Read more »