Archive for March, 2012

How To Find Credible Employment Background Check Companies

Monday, March 12th, 2012

There are significant differences between background check companies and their products. With hundreds of firms vying for attention, how does one identify which are reputable companies? (more…)

Criminal Background Checks: A Best Practices Guide For Employers

Monday, March 12th, 2012

The NELP (National Employment Law Project) recently published “Criminal Background Checks: A Best Practices Guide For Employers.” The guideĀ provides information about employers’ moral and legal obligations as they consider how to use criminal records when making hiring decisions. (more…)

Flawed Employment Background Check Procedures Highlighted by Recent Legal Actions

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Recent headlines reveal that many employers areĀ not following sound employment background check procedures. Faulty policies and procedures fall into three general categories: 1) Failure to Conduct Background Checks that “Fit” the Job, 2) Sloppy Criminal Record Checks, and 3) Failure to Comply with the Law, especially the FCRA. (more…)