The summer heat is bringing hot topics to the forefront of the Employee Screening Industry. Topics regarding EEOC, Compliance Changes, and hiring trends are all news worthy, but a few issues are garnering more press this summer due to legal changes and heated litigation battles. Topping our list of issues to keep an eye on this summer are Ban The Box, FCRA, and - let’s not let the smoke and mirrors of legalized marijuana get lost in the weeds....
Is your company making some of the same hiring mistakes as Disney, Whole Foods, Dollar General, and Kmart? – just to name a few… These companies recently paid millions in class action lawsuits due to violating FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) hiring practices. According to McAfee & Taft, many issues may stem from third party vendors not initiating checks in accordance with FCRA compliance.
In a fast pace society, companies today know that time is money. The more time it takes to pre-screen, conduct background checks, hire, train, terminate, etc. – the more money. Money is not only monetary in terms of dollars out the door, but also the loss of precious productivity profit. So, should some checks be skipped? Is it really necessary to conduct drug testing?
In preparation for HR ProFile’s upcoming FREE Webinar, FCRA: Are YOUR Employment Screening and Background Checks FAIR for your applicants?; to be held on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 2PM EST. HR ProFile (HRP) sat down with the Webinar presenter, John Robinson. Mr. Robinson shared information about his background, personal interest, and his thoughts on the Human Resource industry.