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3 “Need to Knows” on Negligent Hiring

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Most of us have seen the news headlines—numerous cases of workplace violence which could have been prevented with a simple background check that would have revealed an applicant’s dangerous past. In addition to the harm caused to the victim, these incidents often result in multimillion-dollar judgments against the employer for negligent hiring, severely damage the […]

Benchmarking for Screening Success in 2010

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Management teams depend on information to support strategic and tactical decisions that affect their organizations. Increasingly, this information includes the plans and practices of peers. As your organization prepares for 2010, take a tip or two from other employers to see what they have planned for their employment screening program looking forward. A Focus on […]

Have Your Employees Been Naughty or Nice?

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In these highly litigious times, employers are trying to protect their reputation, brand, and organization from risk. While it is difficult enough to recruit and hire qualified candidates, organizations also may face potential liability for retaining employees who are (or reasonably should be) known by the employer to be unfit. If the employee is found […]

Acquisitions: What You Need to Remember

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Whether looking for an increase in revenue, improved profitability, expanded market share or an expansion of new products or services, the acquisition of companies is common practice in today's fast-paced business environment. No matter how strategic or opportunistic the acquisition is intended to be, there are always concerns and potential hidden liabilities—especially concerning personnel. Cultural […]

Why Check Federal Criminal Records?

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Since the events of September 11, many companies have accepted the fact that conducting criminal background checks on job applicants is a priority. Criminal background checks help employers avoid workplace violence, protect against negligent hiring liability and reduce employee dishonesty losses. Below are some statistics that show why screening for criminal records is a worthwhile […]

Adjudication: You be the Judge

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Hiring a qualified, honest candidate is a goal of every company. But what if one of your short-listed applicants tells you she does not have a clean record? Let's look at the facts… Certain regulations stipulate disqualification if the applicant is an ex-offender/criminal — meaning they may be restricted from employment in industries such as […]