9/23/2021

Social Media Screening Can Help Avoid Embarrassing PR Nightmares

It never fails to amaze us that people don't realize that their inappropriate social media posts will come back to haunt them someday. It also never fails to amaze us that many brands don't have a formal social media screening policy in place. Or worse—they do the social media screening themselves and then TALK ABOUT THE RESULTS online.

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1/10/2019

7 Myths About Criminal Record Checks, Busted

Since 70 million people in the U.S. have a criminal record, it makes sense that employers conduct criminal background checks so they can make informed decisions about applicants. The problem is that many myths abound regarding criminal background ...

12/19/2018

Continuous Background Screening - End of Year Planning

As the year winds down, something on the minds of many HR professionals is whether they have the hiring and retention practices in place they’ll need for 2019. This evaluation begins with a critical look at their current background screening ...

12/5/2018

Evaluate the Cost of Your Background Check for 2019

As you begin planning for next year, now's a good time to carefully consider your current background screening program - not simply in terms of cost, but also in terms of the value it's providing your business.

4/25/2018

FCRA Compliance Litigation Continues to Rise

With FCRA compliance litigation rising yet again in 2017, major companies such as Uber, J.P. Morgan, and Avis saw multi-million dollar settlements for FCRA noncompliance issues. According to the latest statistics from WebRecon LLC, this was the 17th ...

3/28/2018

3 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Note: This article is an excerpt from our new ebook, “The Employee Engagement Dilemma: Why Happy Employees Aren’t Always Engaged – And What You Can do About it.” To download and read the full ebook, click here.

3/21/2018

Washington Fair Chance Act and Your Business

When State Governor Jay Inslee signed the Washington Fair Chance Act on March 13, 2018, the state joined the rest of the West Coast in enacting state-wide Ban the Box legislation. When it goes into effect on June 6, 2018, most employers in the state ...

3/15/2018

Fast Background Checks - Expectations Around Turnaround Time

“How long will the background check take?”

3/7/2018

3 Steps to Managing Adverse Action Compliantly

If you are making any negative decision based on information contained in a background check report, you must follow FCRA Adverse Action procedures (F.C.R.A. §604 (b), 15 U.S.C. §1681b). 

3/1/2018

Why Background Checks are Important: Care.com Ordered to Pay $500,000

The online caregiving giant Care.com was recently ordered to pay almost a half million dollars due to holes in its background screening process. The lawsuit comes after several incidents where caregivers found on Care.com (all of whom passed ...

1/11/2018

Understanding the 7-Year Lookback Rule in Background Checks

A criminal background check is a key part of the pre-employment screening process, as it can provide a deeper understanding of a person's character and trustworthiness - along with whether they have the potential to compromise the safety of your ...

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