All Posts By "Barry Nixon" (Total Posts: 66)

What Does it Mean?

Criminal records are full of strange terms, abbreviations and legal jargon often making them difficult to decipher. Here are a few of the more common terms relating to case dispositions and their meanings that often show up in criminal history reports: Nolle Prosequi - The prosecutor declares that he/she will not proceed with prosecuting the case ...

The Littler Report Criminal Background Checks: Evolution of the EEOC’s Updated Guidance and Implications for the Employer Community

I am sure by now you have seen the numerous legal journals, websites and blogs that are full of articles on the newly announced EEOC Updated Guidance on use of criminal records checks for employment decisions. One of the best and most complete explanation is in The LITTLER REPORT written by attorneys from the renown ...

Electronic Security Association Supports Background Check Law

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is asking its members to take an active role in making the industry safer by supporting background check legislation. Traditionally, the government has allowed various industries - including banks, credit unions and private security firms - access to utilize the FBI's database for criminal background checks of potential employees. But ...

Results of the 2012 Employers Background Screening Practices Survey and Summary of Trends Since 2008

The 2012 Employers Background Screening Practices Survey was conducted at the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference held on June 25 - 27th, in Atlanta, GA at the exhibit booth of PreemploymendDirectory.com. Human Resource professionals that visited our booth were asked to participate in the survey and to complete the questionnaire. In addition, a post card mailing ...

Must All Employers Check Applicants Against a Terrorist List Before Hiring?

While the short answer is no, there is a bit more to this question that employers should consider. Under the U.S. Treasury Department, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic sanctions against certain countries and certain individuals, such as drug traffickers and terrorists. To help enforce these sanctions, the OFAC publishes ...

What Bad Hires Really Cost Companies

According to a new CareerBuilder study, 69% of employers report that their companies have been adversely affected by a bad hire this year, with 41% of those businesses estimating the cost to be more than $25,000, and 24% saying a bad hire cost them more than $50,000. "Whether it's a negative attitude, lack of follow ...