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Criminal Background Checks: A Matter of Risk, Reputation, and Requirements for Employers

The process of commissioning a pre-employment criminal background search has tripped up many an employer, and for good reason. Criminal background checks can include many data points—arrest records, conviction orders, sentencing, appeals, inmate records and activities logged in sex offender or state abuse registries to name a few—stored in a wide array of locations ranging […]


‘Ur’ Hired: Why You Should Be Texting Job Candidates

The job interview process is getting longer. Although there are many reasons for this increase—including more thorough “screening methods” such as group panel interviews, background checks, and skills tests—one of the biggest delays for recruiters comes at the very onset of the interview process, where screening a high volume of candidates is bogged down by waiting for qualified applicants to call back.


Requiring Drug Tests as a Condition of Employment: Pros

Does your organization have a formal drug testing policy? Many employers do, primarily out of concern for safety of all workers. The concern is that employers want to ensure they don’t knowingly hire someone who may end up coming to work under the influence of a substance that will create an unsafe situation.


Research: More Objective Selection Methods Needed in Job Applicant Screening

Only one-fifth of HR professionals are fully confident in their employers’ overall ability to effectively assess the skills of entry-level applicants despite the fact that the majority of these job applicants possess some of the most important skills employers’ value, including dependability and reliability, integrity, respect, and teamwork.


Speeding up the Hiring Process

The job market changes every day, especially when you consider how low unemployment levels are. If you are like most companies, you probably need talent, and you need them yesterday. Today we’ll look at how you can speed up the overall process.


The Future of Preemployment Testing

Preemployment testing has been around in some form for decades, helping recruiters and HR staff prescreen candidates prior to the interview process. However, after a long period of relative stagnation, preemployment testing is now evolving. There are a number of reasons why, from new research to new technology, and both employers and candidates benefit from […]

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48% of Employers Do Not Rescreen Employees, Despite Prevalence of Organizational Risk

Regularly-scheduled follow-up background checks can help protect employees, customers, and company assets, a new survey finds. HireRight, a provider of global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has released findings from its 10th Annual HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Survey. HireRight’s report explores key issues, trends, and underlying […]


Employers Beware: EEOC Making New Strategic Plan

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking comment through February 1 on a four-year strategic plan, and it’s important for employers to know what that plan means to them. The draft of the 2012-2016 plan calls for the agency to: fight employment discrimination through law enforcement; prevent discrimination through education and outreach; and improve […]