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???