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Background Screening 2.0: How Continuous Monitoring Can Protect Your Brand

A study conducted by First Advantage last year revealed that 72% of HR professionals conduct pre-employment background screens to protect brand reputation, 62% to protect the business from theft and 64% to protect employees against workplace violence. Career Builder estimated that the average cost of a bad hire is $17,000, but what happens after an […]

Excons Need Not Apply: Are We Creating A New Underclass That Is Not Able To Get A Job?

The U.S. locks up more people than any other nation, and therefore releases more people from prison each year – more than 650,000 per year (120,000 per year in L.A. County alone). And with a job market that increasingly locks out people with criminal convictions experts say it is no wonder that nearly 70% of […]

Hawaii’s High Court Has Ruled That A Company Wrongfully Fired An Employee Based on Prior Criminal Record

Hawaii ‘s Supreme court said that an employee’s conviction must bear a rational relationship to the employee’s job before it can take action. Wright, a Home Depot employee with about one year tenure applied for a promotion to department supervisor. During the review period for the promotion, Wright was tested for drugs twice. Both test […]

Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Address Rescreening of Employees

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a final rule requiring that those who have access to nuclear safeguards information—defined as sensitive, unclassified, security-related data—be fingerprinted and undergo an FBI criminal records check. Under the rule, those who have completed a background check within the past five years or who have an active security clearance […]

Embezzling Cases Are On The Rise

People in all corporate ranks — even longtime, trusted employees — are now being charged with embezzlement, police and prosecutors say — after simply slipping cash from the till or creating an elaborate cover-up that allows them to steal from their employers for years. Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Frail said embezzlement cases compared to […]

Get Ready for Rolling Background Checks at Work

Uber Technologies Inc. is among a growing number of United States employers who have added background checks for existing workers to the existing practice for pre-employment screening. According to Scott Hall, chairman and chief operating officer of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, membership in the organization more than quadrupled last year. The Chicago […]

Defense Contractors Face New Insider Threat Rule

Federal contractors that require U.S. government security clearances for their employees face new insider threat monitoring rules that will require them to keep track of their workers and what they are doing outside of the job. Changes in the National Industrial Security Operating Manual set to take effect Nov. 30 mean contractors will have to create a […]

Are You Running Annual Background Checks

While conducting a background check on new employees after a contingent offer of employment is an effective screening tool, it is equally important to implement a re-screening process into a company’s policies and procedures. Doing so is the only way to protect the company and to learn about criminal misconduct of a current employee. Re-screening […]

Background Screening Shouldn’t Be a One-Time Thing

Performing pre-employment background checks is an important step in protecting employees and assets, but, unfortunately, the process often stops too soon. Never revisiting the screening process can leave businesses wide open to future problems. Safe Hiring Solutions recommends taking the background screening process to the next level by setting up a program of ongoing checks. […]

Rinse and Repeat: Re-Screening as Part of Your Hiring and Retention Procedures

It has been recommended that companies should place importance on post-hire screening that could raise red flags regarding criminal activities after the start of employment. Larger companies should consider deep-dive background checks on an annual basis of their key individuals to eliminate the possibility of serious charges like fraud and embezzlement. Read more

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