Ban the Box Starts January 1, 2017 in Los Angeles

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The popular initiative to “Ban the Box” was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in November and will take effect January 1, 2017.

The new ordinance applies to Los Angeles businesses that employ 10 or more employees as well as contractors doing business with the city.

The law may affect as many as hundreds of thousands of employees, according to Councilman Curren Price.

Employers in Los Angeles subject to the Ban the Box Ordinance are subject to restrictions and requirements. Read on to learn more.

10 Steps to Improve the Candidate Experience and Become the World’s Leading Brand*

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After a long and arduous interview process, you’ve found a great candidate. And now you’ve scheduled your star candidate’s background check.

Now don’t tell anyone, but it’s at this critical moment in the hiring progression that you can dramatically improve your business’s already-stellar reputation and accelerate your on-boarding process by helping the candidate prepare for their background check.

And it’ll take just a few moments of your time.

Behind the Scenes of Background and Reference Checks

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We’re often asked what goes on “behind the scenes” of a background check. What do you ask references? What do you verify when you contact the candidate’s schools? What do you verify when you check employment history?

The basics are usually pretty well understood, but some details may not be obvious and even seem mysterious.

While background checks including reference checks may vary from employer to employer, and from one background check company to another, this article examines the most commonly-requested elements.

Hidden in Plain Sight – Protecting Your Organization from Leadership Risk

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Executives who maintain leadership positions must have the passion and creativity to be inspirational and the experience to make exceptional decisions. They must also have a reputation beyond reproach. Even the slightest error or omission in their work history, if uncovered after their hire, may be seized upon by citizen journalists who can use social […]

Harry Potter and the Background Check

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If Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of the magical Hogwarts Academy, had but realized the value of a thorough background check for the professors he hired, he wouldn’t have had to encounter so many difficult situations throughout the series.

Dumbledore’s interesting selection of professors certainly indicates that he must not have been aware of the value of conducting comprehensive background checks.

Check and Double-Check: Re-Screening Employees

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Much may have changed since you brought a new employee onboard and ran a background check. Has he or she run into problems that could jeopardize your business? Re-screening employees may prove to be a very valuable practice for your organization, either on a regularly-scheduled basis, when an employee is promoted, or conducted randomly. Hopefully you won’t be unpleasantly surprised when an employee is rescreened, which will validate your peace of mind and faith in that employee.

But problems may have arisen since his or her initial background check. Re-screening is a prudent and reliable best-practice procedure to ensure your employees are still the best people for the job. HireRight offers industry-leading re-screening to meet your organization’s needs. Take a look at this brief article and contact HireRight today to initiate your re-screening program.