Three Background Check Best Practices for 2015

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by Robert Yonowitz, Esq. and Bethanie Barnes, Esq, Fisher & Phillips LLP. If 2013 and 2014 serve as any indicator of what is to come, we expect that employers should anticipate the passage of more employment background laws in the 2015 legislative season. Within the last two years, there has been a notable increase in […]

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Best Practices and Practical Solutions to the Global Background Check Conundrum

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In a 2012 KPMG survey, 75% of American executives said they were expanding globally and 70% explicitly stated that they planned to expand their international employee base. For such multinationals, the dynamic and global workforce offers a unique opportunity to hire high-caliber talent. However, for the recruiters who must source global candidates, the myriad of […]

Managing the Complexity of Screening a Global Workforce

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By John Tomaszewski, Senior Counsel at Seyfarth Shaw As workforces become more and more distributed across geographical boundaries, the efforts to effectively manage employees (and prospective employees) becomes more and more complex. This is particularly true when dealing with the issues of background checks and credential verification. The employment laws of various states have limitations […]

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5 Benefits of Background Screening by Staffing Agencies

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With many organizations still uncertain about the economic outlook, employers may be reluctant to meet immediate headcount needs by filling necessary positions with permanent employees. As a result, many organizations are turning to contingent or temporary workers to meet this demand for staffing. According to a study by Intuit, by the year 2020, contingent workers […]

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What Background Screening Policy Changes Are Organizations Planning for 2014?

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A majority of employers (88%) who responded to HireRight’s 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report indicated that they only review their background screening policies and procedures occasionally, leaving only a small percentage of respondents who conduct reviews more frequently than once per year. Since negligent hiring and retention claims are recognized in almost every state […]