How Background Screening Policies Eliminate Claims of Discrimination

In preparation of our webinar titled, “Save Big Dollars in Legal Fees & Settlement Costs by Implementing a Criminal Background Screening Policy,” we came across a very well written and informative article titled, “You Wanna Background Check Me? Well, Be Careful Where You Look.” The authors of the article, Cindy Hanson and Kali Wilson Beyah, comment on…

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Tips HR Professionals Want You To Know

An industry-related article titled,“10 Things the HR Department Won’t Tell You,” by Kimberly Fusaro, consists of the ten most effective tips to increase your chances of being hired as well as retaining your current employment. The first tip references a controversial topic for Human Resources professionals: the growing use of Internet-based background screening via review…

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Philadelphia Prohibits Employers From Asking About Criminal History

Philadelphia will soon adopt legislation that will prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on an employment application. The measure, which is attempting to “ban the box” has been brought forward by civil rights groups to allow ex-offenders a second chance for gainful employment. Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of the NAACP, states that “Americans believe…

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We Received a Criminal Record, Now What?

The hot button topic right now for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is whether to allow criminal background checks to factor into an employment decision. The EEOC feels that minorities are being discriminated against due to a previous criminal record, whether they were convicted of the crime or not. The EEOC has gone as…

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Yet Another Reason Why Employee Backgrounds Must be Done

A McDonald’s employee allegedly attacked two customers with a metal rod in Greenwich Village, New York last Thursday. Rayon McIntosh, 31, became furious when two female customers jumped the counter (reason not disclosed in the article…I guess this isn’t important?) at the McDonalds, and then proceeded to pick up a metal rod and began beating…

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Hair Follicle Testing Gains Popularity

Transportation companies are now starting to use hair follicle testing as part of their employment drug screening program, as opposed to just the conventional urine test. Industry leaders C.R. England, Gordon Trucking and Roehl Transport are adopting the hair follicle test in hopes of reducing the occurrence of drug-abusing drivers. JB Hunt and Schneider National…

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