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Background Screening Policy Considerations in the United Kingdom

Our latest guide addresses common concerns and provides you with a checklist of items to consider when creating your employee background check policy. (more)

Preventing Fraudulent Hires: Poor Decisions Can Be Costly

With the National Retail Federation predicting that retailers could hire up to 590,000 seasonable workers this year, hiring managers are feeling pressured to fill jobs fast, utilizing the bare minimum hiring requirements. But such a quick hire could result in employing an unengaged employee who could have a negative impact on the business. Some best ...

Why Employment Screening Still Requires the Human Touch

Humans have been relying on artificial intelligence (AI) since the 1950s, now utilizing it for voice assistants like Siri and Alexa; the translation of language, objects, pictures and sounds to create algorithms; in predictive systems; and in marketing. AI can even be used to conduct background checks and other forms of employment screening, identifying, evaluating ...

Thoroughly Verifying Provider Licenses and Certifications Improves the Quality of Health Care

It is the responsibility of health care organizations, providers and state and federal entitlement programs to verify that the type of care a physician is providing matches the license that the physician holds, that the license is in good standing, and that all data on licenses held is looked at for a complete view of ...

The Pitfalls of Social Media Checks and How to Avoid Them

According to CareerBuilder research, seven in 10 employers are using social networking websites to research applicants during the hiring process, and nearly half continue to monitor this way throughout employment. But conducting social media screening in-house presents employers with potential liabilities and opens the door to possible discrimination and data protection claims. It is important ...

When and How to Drug Test Employees

Regardless of the type of business being run, conducting a workplace drug test can serve as an effective and valuable resource for employers. It is important, however, to keep a few factors in mind: Always test before making a hire, if an employee’s behavior or an incident dictates it, and following an accident on the ...

Saliva Instead of Urine for Drug Testing?

With more employers drug testing their employees as an unintended consequence of the legalization of recreational marijuana, some are wondering whether saliva testing offers additional advantages. This form of testing allows those who have a hard time providing a urine sample an alternative solution and is relatively cheaper than urine collection. Saliva also can be ...

Reference Checking: To Automate or Not

According to Checkster Research, employers should be completing four reference checks on any candidate before hiring him or her. But a reference check is only as good as its structure, which should include: asking the right questions; listening carefully to the answers, especially what isn’t said; following up on what seems like obfuscation or glossing ...

Employers Are Still Avoiding Former Inmates

Thirty-five states and more than 150 cities, including the District of Columbia, have created “ban the box” policies, restricting employers from asking a job applicant about his criminal history. But under the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act (FCRSA), which was passed in D.C. in 2014, employers can ask about criminal convictions – not charges ...

Background Checks Raise Concerns Among Faculty

Syracuse University Provost Michele Wheatly announced that new faculty members will be required to undergo criminal background checks starting January 1, 2020. Few details were revealed about what the background checks will involve, such as cost and timeframe, which has become a cause for concern among faculty members. The checks will, however, involve a review ...