Employers Spend 1 Million Hours per Year Managing I-9 Forms

Posted · Add Comment

Most human resources professionals are familiar with the complexities of managing the Form I-9. From ensuring proper completion of the form to verifying identity documents to proper document retention, the Form I-9 process remains a burdensome process for employers. Recently, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) estimated that organizations spend approximately one million hours […]

Facebook social media pre-employment screening

Asking for Facebook Passwords could be Asking for Trouble

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]

Does Requiring a High School Diploma Violate ADA?

Posted · Add Comment

In November 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an informal discussion letter that addressed whether employers that require a high school diploma as a condition of employment may be discriminating against individuals who are unable to earn a high school diploma due to a learning disability. The letter indicated that organizations that […]

Employers Bullish on Hiring, Poll Suggests

Posted · Add Comment

In order to better understand future hiring plans of employers, last week HireRight surveyed nearly 800 customers across a broad set of industries and company sizes about their hiring expectations for the next six months. While recent leading indicators and economic reports have suggested some market optimism, clear signs of a job market recovery have […]

3 Gaps in Small Business Background Checking

Posted · Add Comment

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 […]