BACKGROUND CHECKS & EMPLOYEE SCREENING

Background Checks: What Employers Need To Know

2019-04-12T21:15:54-04:00

When making personnel decisions - including hiring, retention, promotion, and reassignment - employers sometimes want to consider the backgrounds of applicants and employees. For example, some employers might try to find out about the person's work history, education, criminal record, financial history, medical history, or use of social media. Except for certain restrictions related to [...]

Background Checks: What Employers Need To Know2019-04-12T21:15:54-04:00

Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know

2019-04-19T16:48:08-04:00

Some employers look into your background before deciding whether to hire you, or before deciding whether you can keep your job. When they do, you have legal rights. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a federal law that regulates background reports for employment, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws against employment [...]

Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know2019-04-19T16:48:08-04:00

The Attorney General’s Report On Criminal History Background Checks

2019-04-12T22:27:44-04:00

There is widespread interest in obtaining access to criminal history record information from reliable sources for the purpose of screening an individual’s suitability for employment, licensing, or placement in positions of trust. The interest is based on a desire or perceived need to evaluate the risk of hiring or placing someone with a criminal record [...]

The Attorney General’s Report On Criminal History Background Checks2019-04-12T22:27:44-04:00

The Facts About Background Screening

2019-04-12T21:30:58-04:00

As employers, landlords and volunteer groups seek to make informed decisions related to hiring and ensuring safety in our workplaces and communities there continues to be a focus on background screening. Workplace violence, fraud, embezzlement, and theft are a multi-billion dollar drain on our economy— a cost that can easily be mitigated. Background screening is [...]

The Facts About Background Screening2019-04-12T21:30:58-04:00

Conducting Background Investigations and Reference Checks

2019-04-12T21:40:39-04:00

In a 2018 HR.com report sponsored by the National Association of Background Screeners (NABS), 95 percent of surveyed employers indicated that they use one or more types of employment background screening. The report also showed that while most respondents conducted checks during the hiring process, others did so throughout the employment life cycle. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/tools-and-samples/toolkits/pages/conductingbackgroundinvestigations.aspx

Conducting Background Investigations and Reference Checks2019-04-12T21:40:39-04:00