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InfoMart’s Criminal History Trends Report, 2009 – 2018

A Decade of Screening Statistics on 14 Industries Over the past ten years, InfoMart’s team of global background screening experts have tracked the employment screening practices of thousands of employers and millions of applicants. This report represents a decade of proprietary background check data collected on 14+ industries. Uncover insights that include: how background screening is getting ...

The State of HR Technology India 2019-20

The HR technology market in India is changing at a faster rate than ever. To better understand how organizations are adapting to the digital transformation, a study, People Matters’ State of HR Technology India 2019-20, has been released. The study engaged with more than 250 respondents from 208 companies, revealing that “the levels of automation ...

New Zealand: High at Work: Will Rights of Employers Change if Cannabis if Legalised?

Although the government has confirmed that a referendum will be held at the general election next year on whether cannabis should be legalised, employers are under no obligation to accept an employee’s impairment while on the job. Employers will no longer be able to argue that cannabis is an illegal substance to justify low or ...

7 Compliance Considerations When Implementing a Continuous Monitoring Program

There is no denying the value in implementing continuous monitoring programs that not only make CRAs more competitive and successful, but create safer workplaces and communities. Before this step can be taken, however, there are a few key factors that should be considered. Working closely with legal counsel will ensure that amended hiring and employment ...

2019 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Report

HireRight’s annual global Employment Screening Benchmark Survey asks HR, Risk and Talent Acquisition professionals about their challenges, activities, and background screening practices. This Report covers the responses from those within the EMEA region, and can be used to help organisations benchmark their HR behaviours and background screening programmes against other companies in the region. The 2019 EMEA ...

Why Your Business Should Implement Workforce Monitoring

Businesses have no shortage of policies in place to protect their customers and their bottom line. Especially as companies grow, they safeguard what’s important. And yet, when it comes to background screening, many employers are missing the full picture. Research from HR.com has revealed that nearly all U.S. companies, 96 percent, enlist the expertise of a ...

Filling the Gap Between Background Checks

There is a flaw in background screening. The process only captures a moment in time. Whether you screen someone as part of the pre-employment process or check on their background a decade after you’ve hired them, even the most effective background screening can only report on what’s on record at that moment. The day after you ...

How well do you know your background check basics?

Background checks are complicated, highly regulated, and come with big consequences. Even minor mistakes cause big problems. Missed talent opportunities. Unhappy candidates. Increased legal risk. Nothing slows down — or even stops — the recruiting process like a bad background check. Download the Beginner's Guide to Background Checks to learn: What searches are included in a background check How to ...

Can I Have My Fingerprint and Photograph Records Destroyed?

Regarding the destruction of identifiable information, such as fingerprints and photos, specific guidelines apply for various convictions and charges. For instance, evidence taken as part of a Commonwealth offence must be destroyed in the event that 12 months or more has passed since the evidence was gathered, and proceedings were discontinued or never instituted against ...

Stop Spying on Social Media

Although CareerBuilder’s 2018 social-media-recruitment survey revealed that 70 percent of respondents said they use social-networking sites to research job, LaKisha M. Kinsey-Sallis, an attorney at Fisher Phillips, said having information like race, age, religion, disability or other protected classification “opens the door for the argument that an employer made a decision motivated by unlawful reasons.” ...