Do people with otherwise clean criminal backgrounds suddenly perform criminal acts? Should companies be able to predict this behavior and take actions to protect their customers, workforce, and public at large? Where does employer liability end and individual liability begin? Questions about the predictive value of background checks and in particular, criminal background checks, have… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Employment Background Screening
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.
Discover the 10 most popular articles from the Employment Screening Blog in 2015.
Today’s reality may be that you will hire, or have already hired, an applicant with a criminal record. Consider some key points when hiring ex-offenders.
Finding the right people to hire for your organization requires a hiring approach that is fair to applicants and delivers the best employees possible to the organization. At every step in the hiring process, and particularly in background screening, HR managers should address the threats of risk directly. Our latest slideshow looks at key concepts… Read more »
There’s no doubt that the most important thing about background screening is to get the accurate, relevant information you need to make good employment decisions. But even if we take this central goal as a given, the method you use to get the information can have a big impact on your direct cost, staff productivity,… Read more »
Both employers and employees have questions about how background checks work, and how the law regulates them. It’s not always easy to get clear answers because there are so many agencies and stakeholders involved. A good place to start in understanding background checks is to know how the Federal Trade Commission’s and Consumer Financial Protection… Read more »
Two recent settlements announced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) drive home the point and serve as an important reminder that employment background screening is subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). You, as an employer, should understand how the FCRA relates to your employment screening program and ensure that your consumer reporting… Read more »
In today’s social media world, seemingly nothing is sacred. Spend a few minutes on Facebook and you’ll see what we mean. People say and share the most remarkable things! For companies operating in this transparent world, brand and reputation damage sit high on the list of top risks. And the risks are more difficult than… Read more »