4 Best Practices for Thorough Criminal and Public Record Checks

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Background checks would be simpler if one all-encompassing database housed every piece of relevant information an employer needs to make an informed hiring decision. But, unfortunately, that resource does not exist. Nor is there a standardized checklist an organization can follow to ensure its searches return all the information necessary to fully evaluate a given […]

4 Phases of a Best Practices Background Screening Implementation

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When you adopt a new employee screening program into your organization, its success begins with the proper implementation. By moving through each stage—planning, implementation, training and post-launch support—and achieving respective milestones, the background screening program will have strong roots.   Implementation Phases Phase I: Project Planning and Consultation The planning phase in the implementation of […]

3 Health Care Employee Screening Gaps Revealed in New Study

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Employment background screening is invaluable to health care organizations in several ways. In the HireRight 2013 Spotlight, a majority of respondents (56%) believed that background screening improves the quality of hire. Choosing an individual who is highly qualified and eligible to work in the health care industry will generally improve both the services delivered and […]

What Employers Really Need to Know About the New HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act Omnibus Rule, published in the Federal Register Jan. 25, makes many changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and Enforcement Rule, with substantial impact on employers. While these changes do not alter the fundamental structure of […]

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Does Your Background Check Provider Comply With 3 Key Provisions of the FCRA?

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a United States federal law that protects the accuracy and privacy of the information found in consumer reports, such as credit reports and criminal histories. As an employer, you may obtain consumer reports for employment purposes through a third-party background check provider. The background check provider (known as […]

DHS Issues Updated Guidance on Electronic Form I-9 Compliance

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By Carol Williams The Electronic Signature and Storage of Form I-9, Employment Verification Final Rule was enacted on August 23, 2010 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Rule allowed for electronic completion and storage of the Form I-9 and required a clear audit trail of actions taken for each electronic Form I-9.  Two years […]