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Failed Background Check Part 2 – Discrimination and Actionable Steps

Part 1 of our “Failed Background Check” series can be found Here. Background information you receive from any source that may cause you to dismiss an applicant cannot be used to discriminate. This could likely result in the violation of federal law. Here are a few things to think about to avoid discrimination against a candidate […]

  

Failed Background Check Part 1 - What Happens When a Candidate Fails a Background Screening

When a background check returns with a problematic history about an applicant, it’s best to take a step back and fully assess the situation professionally, free of emotion and hasty decisions. As most business and HR professionals know, hiring is a complex process.

  

Why Perform a Federal Criminal Database Search?

Why Perform a Federal Criminal Database Search? 30 years ago, Maggie* took her passion for baking to the next level and opened a bakery. Business quickly boomed and Maggie hired her long-time friend Candace to keep track of her books. It was a huge relief to have the dependable help. Decades later, her bakery still […]

  

Background Screening Components: Education Check

One of the critical components of a proper background check for a job applicant is educational experience. There are obvious reasons for doing so – i.e. whether the prior instruction and training meet the skills needed for the job. However, there are other things to consider. Is the applicant being truthful, are the schools listed […]

 

Is Background Screening ready for AI?

There’s plenty of online discussion these days regarding the merits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in background screening services and apps. Using predictive analysis, AI allows computers and other machines to learn through their surroundings to take on human tasks in a more productive manner. It also is hyped as being able to […]

 

Create the Background Screening RFP you Really Need

When creating the background screening RFP for your company, what’s your process? Do you steal a copy from a competitor? Or maybe you download something from the internet? What exactly goes into an effective, constructive application? What are the most important things to include for your industry and your business in particular? Let’s take a […]

  

Social Media Screening – it's here to stay

Like the memes that keep us relevant, research shows that social media screenings are here to stay.  Companies are being held accountable for their employees' actions as well as their social media history, and are looking for a way to protect themselves within the boundaries of the law.  It's also an unfortunate reality that many […]

 

What Employers Should Know About DOT Testing

What Employers Should Know About DOT testing DOT testing is a program through the U.S. Department of Transportation that checks for drug and alcohol use in those employed in safety-sensitive jobs as they pertain to transportation. Trucking, aviation, railways and even shipping fall within the areas that may require DOT testing either during or in […]

 

5 Things Your Company Can Do to Attract the Right Employees to Your Team

Between employees reevaluating what they want from their current positions and the number of those eligible for retirement, it seems everyone is taking a hard look at their options.  Add that to a market with more job openings being reported than employees to fill those positions, and it’s led to a shortage in staffing for […]

  

Second Chances: Should employers consider hiring people with criminal records?

Should you consider hiring applicants with past criminal records? It’s a complex question that can’t be answered without some reflection on your corporate culture and business needs. “Ban the Box” and “Fair Chance” Movements The opportunities and challenges with previously incarcerated applicants are many. They involve a lot of consideration and can be a little […]

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