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EEOC guidelines on background checks causing a stir

We know we’ve written about this before, but there seems to be some lingering confusion regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent guidelines changes to the way background checks are used in pre-employment screening protocols. So we thought we’d try to clear it up. In April, the EEOC issued new...

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Is salary history part of your screening process

Do you as an employer ask for salary history as part of your hiring process? If so, do you use that information to make your decision on whether or not to hire someone? It seems like such a small detail, but could bring problems for an employer depending on how...

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NASAs Background Checks Deemed Okay

Contract workers for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently put up a very vocal fight against the background checks performed by their government employer.  The contract workers for NASA stated that they felt that the background screening methods they were expected to to undergo in order to work...

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Its Time for an Updated Employee Handbook

You’ve been putting it off for years because a) it’s too expensive; b) it’s too time-consuming; c) it’s not important in the long run; and/or d) any other excuse you can create.  But you know you need to refresh your employee handbook… so it’s time.   Fortunately, you don’t have...

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