Tag: background checks

Don’t Waste Your Time With Instant Criminal Record Databases (Unless You’re Looking To Get Sued)

Many people are seduced by the idea of instant criminal record databases. This is because they seem to offer the ultimate background checks dream i.e. quick results, with no inconvenience, and at minimal or no costs at all. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy such benefits? Nobody, right? Unfortunately, these apparent benefits are mere illusions. Instant criminal databases are potential ticking time-bombs. Read More….

How To Prepare Your Job Applicants For Their Background Checks

A typical job applicant is totally unprepared for background checks. At some level, they know that checks will be carried out during the recruitment process. However, they don’t make any preparations for them. This is because most of applicants don’t realize that they need to prepare for background checks. Applicants often think that they only need to prep their resumes, cover letters, and applications;…

Employers Beware: Not All Companies Vet Their Background Checks (You Can End Up Getting Sued)

This topic comes up more and more as FCRA lawsuits have been increasingly growing over just the last year.  We wanted to inform our readers about the reasons for using a background check company that does not use a dispute as the vetting process.  This will be an ongoing article to where we will add instances where people used a background check company that…

5 Things Applicant’s Attempt To Hide In A Run Up To Background Checks

There are six words which most job applicants absolutely dread. These words are “subject to passing a background check.” For many applicants, this seemingly innocent phrase feels like a declaration that they won’t get hired. This is true especially for applicants who have a few kinks in their background. Most applicants think that the slightest blemish in their background will cause them not to…

US Department of Labor Issues New Joint Employer Guidelines Staffing

In a move which could have serious implications for staffing agencies, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has just released new joint employer guidelines. The new guidelines were issued on January 20th, 2016 by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD). According to the 15-page document which released by the WHD, the new guidelines are aimed at clarifying the obligations of “joint employers” under…

EEOC Guidelines In 2016

Over the last few years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been cracking the whip on employers over the use of criminal background checks during hiring. The agency’s enforcement efforts were kicked off in 2012 when it published its controversial Enforcement Guidance on Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment