background screening

Salary history to be removed from applications for Kansas City jobs

Last month, Kansis City voted to take salary history off applications for city jobs. According to KCTV, the decision came after about a dozen women’s groups came together to ask the city to stop collecting salary history in the hiring process. They claimed that “not asking for pay history is the fair, right thing to…

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Study: 38% of employers have lost candidates due to poor background screening processes

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 38% of employers have lost a candidate because they had a negative experience with their background check. However, less than half of HR managers who conduct background checks have tested their background check experience themselves. And when employers do test their process, they identify a less than ideal candidate experience,…

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Employment screening: a look back at 2016

as always — the previous year, both for us here at MYB and also the employment screening industry overall. Industry Issues The ban-the-box movement continued to spread, as more cities and states passed legislation preventing employers from discriminating against job applicants with criminal records. 24 states and over 150 cities and counties have now implemented such legislation. The…

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I-9 mistakes set to cost employers 96% more

have been increased. The minimum penalty imposed by the Justice Department for the unlawful employment of immigrant workers will rise from $375 to $539, while the maximum fine will go from $3,200 to $4,313. Violators facing multiple charges will be subject to a new maximum penalty of $21,563. The most significant increase is for mistakes…

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What to expect at the NAPBS 2016 Mid-Year Conference

NAPBS Mid-Year Legislative and Regulatory Conference kicks off in Washington D.C. The event focuses on regulation, legislation, education, and compliance related to the background screening industry, as well as offering networking opportunities for background screening professionals. Following the formal opening ceremony on Sunday, Monday’s schedule is packed with educational sessions. Content includes discussion around recent…

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Employment screening: a look back at 2015

as always — the great year that both Mind Your Business and the background screening industry have had. There have been significant strides in the employment industry over the past year, with legislation improving employment equality introduced, minimum wage increases, and a reduction in wage theft. Industry Issues It was another emphatic year for the…

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Uber quietly begins testing fingerprint background checks

Uber has quietly started testing the fingerprinting process on some of its drivers. Uber background checks have been a controversial issue since day one. Five hundred Los Angeles-based Uber drivers were invited to undergo fingerprint background checks; it has not been determined whether fingerprint screening has been tested in other markets, or whether the fingerprinting…

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