Tag: background check

Clearing up myths about background checks

With the use of background checks increasingly in the news, employees and job seekers across all industries are becoming more wary of what details about their personal and professional histories are being researched, reviewed and used against them during the hiring process. The vast majority of employers use fair, unbiased...

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Pa. Dept. of Aging changes to electronic fingerprinting

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging will soon begin using an electronic fingerprinting process to screen people applying to work in a long-term care facility or home health care agency, according to a press release by the department. As of June 4, manually submitted background check requests no longer are to...

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Keep policy well defined to comply with EEOC guidelines

The new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on background checks for prospective employees was created to ensure nobody is being unfairly targeted or discriminated against due to their criminal past. Basically what the guidelines want to avoid is an employer using someone’s criminal conviction from many years ago as an...

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Airport security badges issued before background checks complete

Recent news reports that several new airport security employees were given their security badges before their background checks were complete raises concerns about whether other employers take short cuts on employment screening protocols that could compromise the safety of the public and/or fellow employees. The Transportation Security Administration confirmed that...

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