3 Best Practices to Help Prevent Workplace Violence

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A single workplace violence incident can have a devastating impact on the victim(s) as well as his or her employer. The side effects can linger long after the incident, and can have a wide-ranging impact on the employer and its bottom line. Therefore, it is critical that employers take steps to help prevent the occurrence of […]

11 Best Practices to Help Meet the Updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This update impacts employers that conduct criminal background checks. While criminal background checks are still permitted and remain a valuable tool in hiring the […]

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7 Actionable Background Screening Best Practices

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Whether you are developing a new background screening program or need to review an existing one, employers can take immediate steps to help ensure an effective screening program with these seven best practices. 1. Get Buy-In To gain support for background screening internally, educate key decision makers and stakeholders about the benefits of screening such […]

9 Auditing Musts to Help Background Screening Programs Comply with the Updated EEOC Guidance

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While criminal background checks remain an important part of the employment screening process, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on how employers should use criminal records in employment decisions. As a result, employers should review their current background screening programs to ensure alignment with the new guidelines. Employers that fail to […]

4 Small Business Background Checking Best Practices

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Background screening used to be a manual and time-consuming process conducted primarily by larger organizations. However, with the advent of affordable, user-friendly and compliance-driven on-demand screening solutions, more and more small businesses are able to effectively leverage background screening to mitigate hiring risks and improve quality of hire. To better understand how and why small […]

3 Gaps in Small Business Background Checking

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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 […]