Tag: FBI

Is There a Perfect Employment Screening Tool?

In recruiting new talent, employers want to know who the candidates are. Information is typically gathered through application forms, interviews, and background checks. Conducting a background check after a conditional offer is becoming more commonplace. According to a recent study from the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), 74% of employers conduct background checks following a […]


Thinking of Skipping That Background Check?

Your company has conducted multiple interviews, and every interviewer gives the job candidate a thumbs-up. The position has been vacant for weeks, and the work is piling up.

Can Physical Fitness Training Be Discriminatory?

While many (if not most) employers don’t need to worry about a physical fitness training program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) does. And recently, it had to defend differing standards in training between men and women. This raises an interesting and more inclusive question: can training be discriminatory?

Forming a Successful Active Threat Plan

We’ve all seen the news. Random acts of violence, including those in the workplace, are on everyone’s radar. Today we’ll hear from security expert Jay Hart about what your company can do to begin thinking about avoiding and, more importantly, dealing with an active threat at the workplace. By Jay Hart Hart, director of Force […]


One of my colleagues did an evil thing last month: He encouraged me to give NBC’s The Blacklist a try. Ever since, I’ve been hooked on James Spader’s character, Raymond “Red” Reddington. Without spoiling anything for the uninitiated, Red is a fixture on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List, a supremely enterprising international underworld mercenary, […]

Do Your Employees Know How to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft?

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million or 10 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, identity theft costs consumers $5 billion annually. Clearly, identity theft is a serious problem nationwide. Although it does not affect the workplace directly, it could affect some […]

Violent Crimes Down Six Percent Nationwide in 2010

The number of violent crimes declined 6% nationwide in 2010 from a year earlier, according to an annual report released week by the FBI. Murder and manslaughter offenses fell 4.2% in 2010, reported rapes declined 5%, and aggravated assaults fell 4.1% from 2009. The number of robberies fell by 10%, and the number of property […]