Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) released Nov. 16. This is the first performance report compiled under the standards of the EEOC’s new Strategic Plan adopted on February 22, 2012, after comprehensive review and significant public input.  The new plan took effect in March, 2012. The Strategic Plan has three objectives: strategic law enforcement, education and outreach, and efficiently…

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Universum, the Stockholm-based employer branding firm that annually surveys over 400,000 students and professionals worldwide on jobs-related issues, has culled their data to the top five personality traits employers are looking for. 1) Professionalism (86%) A candidate’s professionalism is judged from the first interaction. Kathy Harris, managing director of Manhattan-based executive search firm Harris Allied says these first-impression traits are the most…

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get in touch if you’d like more information on how we can help you implement employment check programs at your business: Criminal Record Checks Provides a history of applicant’s illegal activity and can help prevent and defend negligent hiring lawsuits. Credit History Where state mandates allow, identifies those who are financially overextended or on the…

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NBC Today Show report about pre-employment background checks, which implied background check firms make errors that cause innocent people to lose their jobs and suggested such incidents were regular occurrences. Here is the response in full: “NBC’s Today Show and reporter Jeff Rossen have done a disservice to employers and the general public by focusing on…

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2011 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program, conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, was recently published and revealed the ten most dangerous jobs in the world – assessed by the fatality rate per 100,000 full time workers. Take a look at the list below – you might be surprised: 1. Fishermen (Fatality rate…

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