A recent report by the National Consumer Law Center claims that background checks can be erroneous, advising employers to be careful when hiring an employment screening service to conduct background checks on their prospective employees. According to the report, nearly 75 percent of employers are conducting some sort of pre-employment...
As a 21st century employer, saying "We didn't know!" when it comes to the past of an employee who winds up committing a crime just doesn't cut it. Not only doesn't anyone care, but it doesn't necessarily absolve the employer from legal ramifications, either.
Do you find yourself hiring "virtual" employees, such as virtual assistants or freelance workers? If so, you should be background checking these individuals just as you would background check someone who was coming to your organization day-in, day-out.
Today's economic marketplace is very scary for a lot of employers. After all, there are plenty of financial concerns, even if a company is operating "in the black". So it's always wise to consider how much of a background screening plan you actually NEED in order to keep your workplace (and reputation) safe.
Granted -- there is no way to make any workplace 100% safe; however, by implementing criminal background checks on all potential new hires, companies can hedge their bets in a very valuable way.
A lot of companies have recognized just how much of a cost savings they can see when they hire freelance staff to perform various functions. From virtual CFOs to marketers, freelancers are ready to tackle projects. But that doesn't mean you should forgo common sense when hiring them!
Whether you're the CEO of an international, multi-million dollar corporation or the executive director of a local nonprofit, it's imperative that you background check your employees and volunteers.
If you're an employer who conducts background checks on all new personnel, congratulations! You've taken the first step to ensuring that you're hiring decent individuals. But don't rely on background checks alone. A comprehensive hiring strategy must be a part of any company's plan for success.
If you’ve been wondering exactly why all your interviewees seem to come back with terrible background screening reports, you may want to look internally rather than externally for answers. At many companies, the real focus shouldn’t be that applicants are awful; in fact, it’s really just a symptom of a larger problem. It could...
As the owner of (or manager at) a business, you probably hire consultants and/or contractors on either a regular or occasional basis. So the question becomes: Should you background screen those persons? To help you determine if it’s worth your while to put contractors/consultants through background screening before allowing them...