5 Key Areas to Audit in Your Background Screening Program

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It is recommended that employers conduct thorough self-audits of their existing employment background screening programs on a regular basis and in anticipation of any workforce expansion. Here are five of the main areas that an employer should evaluate when conducting an internal audit of its employment background screening program.

EEOC Opinion Distinguishes Between Arrest and Conviction Records

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As the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to scrutinize the hiring process and its impact on job seekers, employers should consider leveraging the findings and opinions of the committee to review their own employment background screening programs to ensure alignment. On September 7, 2011,, the EEOC published an informal opinion letter that analyzed the […]

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Social Media Screening Under Fire by Congress

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While the use of social networking is widely regarded as a valuable tool for recruiting, its use as a source of information for pre-employment background screening remains unresolved. However, the potential risks in using social media for background screening are clear. The incorrect gathering or use of information obtained from social media profiles could expose […]