Posts Tagged: employment background checks

Supreme Court Weighs Challenge to Background Checks

NASA v. Nelson is a case brought by twenty eight scientists, engineers, and other employees at the California Institute of Technology (CIT) who are under contract at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The individuals have challenged a relatively new standardized questionnaire that was put in place in 2005 by the federal government in the wake of… Read more »

How to Take Action on an Employee Background Check

For employers who rely on employment screening and background checks as part of the employee selection process, knowing how to handle the resulting reports is essential. The ability to articulate what behavior is absolutely unacceptable in the workplace and establishing a framework by which less serious behavior is evaluated makes it easier for employers to… Read more »

Where Do You Stand on Employment Background Checks?

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 »

Employee Background Checks: Now more than ever.

Sad to say, today’s workers are likely more desperate than they’ve been in years. With the United States unemployment rate at 9.6% (as of June 2010 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics), which is around the highest it’s been in the past two decades, there is more competition for a fewer number of… Read more »

Does Resume Lying Affect Your Organization? You Betcha.

If you think your candidates are above lying on their resume, think again. No company is spared the possibility that even the most unassuming individuals will avoid the temptation to lie on their resumes. ABC News recently reported the results of a CareerBuilder.com survey that found 8 percent of 8,785 U.S. workers polled said they… Read more »