Tag: Employment Screening

Heres a checklist for when to request a credit check

All these new Equal Employment Opportunity Council guidelines on background checks have caused many employers to reevaluate the way they conduct their employment screening, as well as the justifications for each type of report they request on every potential new hire. While that is a positive outcome, and the desired...

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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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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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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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Dont make assumptions when hiring seasonal workers

More assumptions are made about summer and seasonal workers than perhaps any other segment of the workforce. Think about it: If you hire seasonal workers in the summertime, how many of them are young adults? Do you assume what kind of past they have based on the way they dress...

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