Posts Tagged: candidate screening

Checking Employee Criminal Records? How Far Should You Go?

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Employers universally turn to background screening to inform their hiring decisions and meet their compliance obligations. In fact, a recent HR.com survey found 96% of employers conduct at least one type of pre-employment check. Screening runs the gamut from education and professional license verification, to drug testing, and DMV records checks. Among the most frequently… Read more »

Employment Screening FAQ Series: Can’t I Just Google Them?

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Background screening provides employers a level of assurance that they are hiring the right candidate for the job. When implemented correctly, screening can shed light on aspects of an individual’s background that might impact their safety, productivity, and overall suitability for a role, while at the same time allowing candidates a fair chance at employment…. Read more »

Should You Check Your Employees’ Federal Criminal Record Backgrounds?

Hiring a new employee is a complex, multifaceted undertaking. On top of identifying a qualified candidate who will be the right cultural fit, it is also your responsibility to build a safe and productive workforce. One way to improve your hiring decisions is through background checks, including criminal records searches. A typical criminal records check… 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 »