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Why employee re-screening should be a priority for all employers

The 2018 HireRight EMEA Employment Screening Benchmark Survey revealed that only 39% of employees are re-screened after being promoted or changing roles and, what’s worse, only 15% of employers currently re-screen employees with no role change. While pre-employment background checks are common practice for most companies, ongoing screening has yet to be accepted as standard policy. Employers…

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Five signs your organization needs a pre-employment screening company

While there are plenty of websites that advertise “free” background checks and employment screening, those sites typically provide very little information, if any, that would be useful to an employer. Simply, applicant information like this is not the kind of information you can find with just a quick click of the mouse. That’s why, once…

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Legislation seeks to make E-Verify mandatory

Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act would permanently authorize and require employers to use the E-Verify program. “E-Verify is a proven tool for employers, including myself,  that helps reduce incentives for illegal immigration and safeguards job opportunities for Americans and other legal workers. Expanding the system to every workplace will improve accountability for all businesses and…

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Los Angeles bans the box

recently passed a ‘Fair Chance Initiative’ that will ‘ban the box’ from job applications. It will also delay a pre-employment background check until a conditional offer of employment has been made. The new law applies to all contractors doing business with the City, as well as any private business with more than ten employees. It takes…

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Ban the box legislation to take effect in Portland, OR

Removing Barriers to Employment Ordinance, is now officially in effect. Parallel to this, the Portland City Attorney’s Office has published Administrative Rules and documents related to the new legislation. These rules, which are to be “liberally construed,” provide insight into how the City and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) will…

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How to avoid a bad hire

69% of businesses are affected by bad hires and the ROI of a bad hire can be as awful as -298%. Small businesses, in particular, are  vulnerable to embezzlement and other kinds of employee theft because they lack the checks and balances of big corporations. It’s critical that business owners minimize their risk when hiring…

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Students targeted in employment scams

According to the Better Business Bureau website, criminals are targeting students with fake job offers through emails sent to their college accounts. The employment scam criminals deceive their victims using four basic tactics: Asking for bank account information for direct deposit of a paycheck Requiring a Social Security Number and other personal information to “process…

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$15M settlement in Census Bureau background check lawsuit

The plaintiffs sued in 2010, alleging that those procedures violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers may violate Title VII if their policies have a disproportionate adverse impact based on race, national origin or other protected categories, and if employers cannot demonstrate the…

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