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 »
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On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued revised enforcement guidelines on the use of criminal records in hiring decisions. In its guidance, the EEOC sets out to ensure that applicants’ exclusions due to past criminal conduct are both job-related and a business necessity. The Commission recommended and set out guidelines for… Read more »
The nature of work and the face of today’s workforce is changing. These changes are forcing companies to adapt in many ways, including in hiring. Here are four key trends in the modern economy and workplace you should be aware of in terms of their impact on your employment screening process: 1. Globalization and the… Read more »
Hiring good talent has taken on an entirely new dimension with the advent of social media and peer review websites. These sites represent known go-tos for prospective employees to get a pulse on what your company is like before they consider joining your team. The experience your applicants, candidates, and employees have will end up… Read more »
When you’re hiring, you want to maintain as much of a competitive edge as when you’re marketing for new customers. Since your employees are your internal customers, they deserve to have a great experience working with you from the very beginning – including the application, screening, and selection process. Today’s candidates are largely in control… Read more »
Your employees represent your company. To your customers and the public at large, there is little distinction between your company and the people who wear your uniform, drive your trucks, and carry your company-branded business cards. When employees cause harm or conduct themselves in a manner that reflects poorly on your company, your reputation (and… Read more »
Below we present the most widely read content from our blog this year. Leading the way are some articles on the latest background check protocols and drug screening issues. This makes sense as screening at hiring and screening to identify the highest (or lowest) performing staff are two keys to managing your human capital risk…. Read more »
Does your risk management plan look at the risks involved in the hiring process? Your workforce is your human capital. Its value is based on how well it contributes to your productivity and profit, but also on the risks it imposes that may have significant costs when something goes wrong. Background screening that takes the… Read more »
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.
Discover the 10 most popular articles from the Employment Screening Blog in 2015.