HR ProFile Blog

August 17, 2016

What’s Hot In BG Checks This Summer?

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....
June 9, 2015

Be FCRA Compliant: Time To Take Action!

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.
May 15, 2015

Drug Free Work Places Really The Minority?

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?
April 30, 2015

HP Talk: Compliance Officer John Robinson

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.
April 22, 2015

Check-Mate or In-Mate?

The days are busy and the years are crazy. We often spend our time at work multi-tasking and rushing to meet the next deadline. However, with this never-ending goal of checking items off our to-do list, is there something we’re missing?
March 24, 2015

Ban the Box: Is Your Company Compliant?

U.S. Cities, Counties, and States have increased their support to adopt fair hiring policies to reduce unfair barriers of employment to people with criminal records through ‘Ban the Box’ and ‘Fair Chance Laws.’ The EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, endorsed removing the conviction question from the job application as a best practice in its 2012 guidance for employment decisions considering arrests and convictions.
February 12, 2015

Current BG Check Provider Lawsuit Disaster

If I had a nickel for every time I called a Human Resources Director and heard, “We’re happy with our current background check provider,” I would never have to make another phone call again. When I call to inquire about a company’s Background Check provider, this is the most common response. To be fair, I understand where the HR representatives are coming from. Managing your company’s Background Check services is near the very bottom of the list - but, it has to done.
January 22, 2015

Pre-Screening Cheaper than Lawsuits?

With several lawsuit allegations and settlements in 2014 surrounding Background Check compliance issues and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations, companies should be starting the New Year with the resolution of reviewing their Background Check process before they become legal suits...
December 9, 2014

Pass the ‘Naughty or Nice’ BG Check?

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed, there are still plenty of shopping days left. Well, actually only 15, but who’s counting???
August 25, 2014

CO, WA: Legalized Marijuana, Not So Legal

In light of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, companies are navigating uncharted waters to determine their drug testing protocol for employment screenings. The popular misconception is that since smoking marijuana is legal now, anyone can do it. It is now accepted, but the cold reality is employers are increasing their testing for illegal drugs and exercising their rights as employers to require their employees be drug free.