You just interviewed the perfect job candidate and now the only step left is to check their references. Your job candidate presents you with a list of references which includes a letter of recommendation. Great! With letter in hand, there is no need to call this particular employer. The letter is written on business stationary […]
Do I Need to Run Background Checks on My Seasonal Workers?
The holiday season is here, which means a busy time of the year for many businesses. Between the retail craze of Black Friday and the celebratory rush of the end of the year, every industry from retail to freight delivery to travel gets hit by an army of customers and an overtime workload. The […]
Signs Of Workplace Fraud – Staying One Step Ahead
Smaller businesses are often more vulnerable to fraud issues than larger companies based on a lack of overall resources or ineffective or non-existent anti-fraud measures. You can change the dynamics by gaining a better understanding of what constitutes workplace fraud and by putting systems in place to combat fraud. Fraud in the context of a […]
8 Reasons Why Your Business Should Run a Background Check on Every Employee
It used to be that an application, a resume, and a simple job interview were enough for most employers to know whether or not they wanted to hire somebody. These days though, with a growing number of horror stories involving dangerous criminals working in retail stores or rapists working in schools, more and more hiring […]
Employer Tips: Dealing With Substance Abuse Issues At Work
It’s no surprise to employers that substance abuse in the workplace is problematic for businesses and can lead to increased workplace injuries, loss of productivity, employer liability, and a steady rise in health insurance claims. But what can you do if you suspect that your employee has a substance abuse problem, but there is no […]
Your Outdated Employee Handbook is a Big Liability
The employee policy legal landscape continues to change rapidly and employers must be able to stay abreast of these changes. But many don’t. Take a look at your company’s employee handbook, (policies and procedures). Are your employee policies current, or do your employee policies date back to the days of the mimeograph machine? It’s all […]
Lying on Resumes: Sniffing Out Fact from Fiction When Reviewing a Job Applicant’s Resume
A surprising number of job applicants tend to exaggerate, distort, or lie outright on job resumes. According to the Society of Human Resource Management, more than half of all job applicants pad their resumes to at least some extent regardless of whether they are applying for an entry-level job or a senior position. People who […]
Employer Background Checks Aren’t Illegal, But You Can Still Be Sued
Two recent lawsuits against BMW and Dollar General illustrate the kind of trouble that companies can inadvertently get into when conducting employee background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on June 11 accused both companies of using information…
Should You Be Conducting Post Hire Background Checks?
Many employers are adopting the practice of conducting background checks on potential new employees as part of the hiring process. But what about performing background checks on your current employees?
An article published on Trudiligence.com presents a solid argument for post-employment background screenings including keeping abreast of legal or regulatory compliance and protection against “negligent retention”.
Hot Topics From Around the Web: Advantages Outweigh the Risks When It Comes To Employer Criminal Background Checks
More employers are embracing the use of criminal background checks as a way to protect the company from potential hires that may put the business at risk.