9 Auditing Musts to Help Background Screening Programs Comply with the Updated EEOC Guidance

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While criminal background checks remain an important part of the employment screening process, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on how employers should use criminal records in employment decisions. As a result, employers should review their current background screening programs to ensure alignment with the new guidelines. Employers that fail to […]

5 Best Practices for Global Workforce Background Screening

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As the workforce of many organizations becomes more globalized, new challenges are created in maintaining an effective and compliant employment background screening program. Organizations that expand their operations overseas, or utilize workers who have lived, studied, or worked in a foreign country, must ensure that they adapt their background screening policies to address this global […]

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Asking for Facebook Passwords could be Asking for Trouble

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Employers that recently began requiring login credentials for a job candidate’s social media profile has created a firestorm around privacy concerns and the use of social media for pre-employment screening. While these cases bring the use of social media for background screening under the spotlight, studies indicate that a vast majority of organizations do not […]

3 Gaps in Small Business Background Checking

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While the adoption of employment background checks by small business is increasing, many employers may still be exposed to risk with an inadequate background checking program. According to the HireRight Small Business Spotlight, 95 percent of survey respondents are currently requiring a background check or planning to start performing background checks. Many small businesses recognize […]

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4 Emerging Background Screening Trends and How to Address Them

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In today’s employment environment, it is essential that human resources professionals monitor and address current trends that are impacting employment background screening. If organizations fail to address new background screening trends, they could find themselves exposed to risk or compliance concerns. Among the most prominent trends that are currently impacting background screening are shifting E-Verify […]