The problem with routine background checks… As long as nothing bad happens, you are “rewarded” for doing inadequate background checks. But there are several major problems with shallow or poorly designed background checks.
Posts Tagged: negligent retention
If you’re like most employers today, you already use background checks to help make employment-related decisions. But just in case you think you’re immune to hiring bad employees, we offer some compelling reasons to set up a background screening program. And, by the way, even if you do have a program in place, these reasons… Read more »
The case of a California minor who sued his public high school guidance counselor and the school district for damages arising out of sexual abuse and harassment by the counselor sends a clear warning to public and private employers alike: If you knew or should have known of an employee’s propensities for potentially damaging behavior… Read more »
The Chicago Tribune recently reported new legislation approved by the Illinois Senate geared toward increasing safety among workers in group home settings. Known as Paul’s Law, the legislation is named for 42 year-old Paul McCann – a resident of a downstate group home who was brutally murdered by an employee at the facility. It passed… Read more »
We don’t know anyone who would spend $40,000 buying a luxury car just because the salesman claimed it was a good deal. Yet employers hire people basically taking their word for their background and skills despite the fact that the cost of employee turnover can run $20,000, $30,000, $40,000 or more depending on the role… Read more »
We frequently read of negligent suits brought on by claimants who contend they were injured in some way by an accused subject whose owed duty of care was not upheld. In other words, individuals, groups, or organizations failing to uphold a legal duty of care while performing an act that could foreseeably cause damage to… Read more »