Background Screening

Your Employee Screening Compliance Checklist For 2017

  • Review your job application, and disclosure & authorization forms for background checks to ensure they are legally compliant. We can provide you with generic disclosure and authorization forms. 

Hiring Documents Willfully Violated Fair Credit Reporting Act

Background Checks for Current Employees

When conducting background checks on current employees, especially those who are under consideration for promotion, here are some items to consider:

Hiring Commercial Drivers

There are a few categories of workers in this country that requires a background check by law. For the most part, public school employees, healthcare workers, casino employees, and a host of others in certain job categories must have background checks done. That list includes commercial drivers. For the vast majority of workers in the country, however, a background check is done not because it is required by law, but because the employer feels it is a wise policy. That is smart.

Hiring in a Mobile, High-Tech Society

For many, life was a lot simpler decades ago. Granted, the advancements in technology and medicine didn’t seem to come as quickly as they do now. And we probably all wonder how we ever lived without cell phones.  But the slower pace is something people these days probably wouldn’t mind experiencing every now and then.

You Accept Resumes but don’t have a Job Application? Not a Good Idea.

If you accept resumes, we recommend that you also require the completion of a job application. Here’s why:

Required Disclosures and Authorizations for Background Checks

Hand pointing to resumeClass-action lawsuits against employers are becoming more common because plaintiffs (job applicants and current employees) are claiming that violations of the Fair Credit Reports Act have occurred.

Hiring Risks for Companies with Multiple Locations

Businesses that operate multiple locations have a variety of challenges when it comes to human resources, especially if job interviews and background checks are handled at each individual site. It is crucial that you establish a consistent hiring process, regardless of how many locations you have.

Conducting Background Checks on Self-Employed and Young Applicants

Not all job applicants will have a work history as an employee. Some, for instance, may have been self-employed. Others, like many young applicants, may simply not have worked for a company before.

Resumes – Can You Trust Them?

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Recent surveys of employers indicate that more than 50% of applicants misrepresent themselves on resumes. For obvious reasons, job seekers tell you only what they want to admit.