As a hiring manager, you have a challenging job. You hold two important perspectives – the company’s interest, and the employee’s rights and needs – and you must hold them both in balance for the hiring process to go smoothly, especially during employment screening. Approaching the employment background check phase can be one of the… Read more »
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New rules and regulations are surfacing that make it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it comes to fairness and compliance in the hiring process.
Here we offer 6 ideas that can help you improve your hiring process in 2016 – and keep you on the right side of compliance requirements.
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.
Credit scoring is widely used in the underwriting and pricing of mortgage and consumer credit, and the credit information used to derive these scores is commonly used in employment screening for certain sensitive positions. Despite their widespread use, credit scores and credit histories raise concerns over an unfair disadvantage to minority populations. These concerns center… Read more »
Two commissioners of the United States Commission on Civil Rights recently wrote to the EEOC with some remarkable findings that the use of employment criminal records may actually reduce discrimination against African Americans – men, in particular: Employers who check criminal records are more likely to hire African American men.¹ Among employers who conduct background… Read more »
Corporate leaders, physicians, pharmacists, and teachers are other examples of positions that carry a significant level of trust and influence over fellow employees, customers, and the public at large.
In such cases, the need for background screening extends beyond the norm.
Recent news stories related to background checks leave many employers scratching their heads wondering where to stand on the issue. Perform background checks and you potentially open the door to claims of discrimination, as described in this Wall Street Journal article. Neglect to do them and you’re setting yourself up for what BP is now… Read more »