Progress on ATA’s Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy for 2016 [Podcast]

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As the end of the current Administration and the 114th Congress nears, Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Advocacy for the American Trucking Associations reviews the progress made this year on key trucking legislative and regulatory issues.

Discussion topics include: status of current issues, regulatory and legislative priorities, update on hours-of-service ruling and looking ahead to 2017.

Considering “Do-It-Yourself” Online Background Checks?

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As businesses become comfortable using the Internet to handle a variety of support functions, a surprising number and diverse sorts of “Do-It-Yourself” services have become available, including “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) online background checks.

While seemingly simple and affordable, such services present potential risks that could pose a threat to a businesses’ brand.

Here’s a brief list of considerations that could serve as a litmus test as to whether a DIY background check service or a more-conventional Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) is the best choice for you.

Mapping the Candidate Journey

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Quick, riddle me this: How many steps does it take to get a job?

As a recruiter, maybe you’ll have a pretty good idea.

So what did you guess? Is it five steps? Seven? 10?

We recently mapped a generic interview journey (assuming an initial phone screen followed by two rounds of formal interviews).

The result may shock you as much as it shocked the recruiters who consulted us throughout the journey.

How to Find the Right Background Screening Vendor: 10 Questions to Ask

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So you’ve determined that you should be conducting background checks, but getting started can be a daunting process.

An Internet search for screening vendors can turn up dozens upon dozens of possible providers – how do you pick just one?

Your most important goal is to engage a vendor that meets your organization’s specific needs.

Here are some things to consider and questions to ask of potential vendors.

6 Questions to Ask When Building a Background Check Policy

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Many employers struggle with determining if they’re at a stage where they really need to have a formal policy around employment background checks.

The reality is that most employers, regardless of size or industry, should likely have some sort of policy in place.

That’s because, no matter what type of employer you are, background checks should be conducted lawfully, and consistently – and screening policies go a long way in helping ensure that this happens.

So what are some questions you’ll want to answer as you create and implement a screening policy?