Posts Tagged: FCRA

How Well Do You Understand How to Use Criminal Records for Employment Screening?

Criminal Records for Employment Screening

As an HR manager or employer, chances are good you use criminal background checks to inform your hiring decisions. A new study from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners found that 96% of employers use some form of background check on their employees and 94% of those use criminal background checks. While your hope… Read more »

Dos and Dont’s of FCRA Disclosures in Employee Screening

If you’re familiar with FCRA guidelines, then you know there are certain disclosures required at nearly every step of the hiring process. In this blog, we focus very narrowly on your obligations related to those disclosures, helping you avoid some of the common pitfalls. Disclose Your Intent to Conduct a Background Screen Employers must inform… Read more »

Employment Screening FAQ Series: Do We Have to Follow FCRA Guidelines?

Today we continue our spotlight on some of the most frequently-asked questions we hear from employers concerning their use of employment background checks. This time, we focus on the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Let’s start with a definition. The FCRA of 1970 was enacted to promote the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer… Read more »

[Slideshow] 9 Burning Issues for HR in 2019

9 Burning Issues for HR in 2019

It seems that hiring and retention are becoming more complex and critical every day. In turn, the job of HR is becoming more complex and critical. Consider the more than 180 federal laws enforced by the Department of Labor. Or the fact that it costs employers 33% of a worker’s annual salary to hire a… Read more »

9 Hot Topics in HR for 2019 [Infographic]

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It’s that time of year again. Yes, of course, the holidays. But in the business world, it’s that time where we reflect on the months past and set goals and priorities for those that lie ahead. Like all areas of business, the realm of human resources is evolving fast. Changes in technology and society as… 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 »

10 FCRA Adverse Action Dos and Don’ts

When you’re considering denying employment as a result of a background check, your adverse action process takes over. The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires that employers follow a process that begins before a final decision is made. Its intent is to protect candidates and employees from unfair employment-related decisions. To help you, here… Read more »

Top 7 Employment Screening Articles from 2017

Best practices, continuous screening, and OTR driver background checks are just a few of the topics that dominated the Proforma Screening Solutions Employment Screening Blog in 2017. Here we provide a summary of our 7 most-read articles from 2017. 1. 4 Ways to Protect Your Company from Common Background Screening Pitfalls Background screening is widely… Read more »