New York City Prohibits Employers from Asking About Salary History

Just like the “ban the box” movement, a new bill is being passed in several cities and states that ban employers from asking job applicants about previous wages earned. The New York law signed by City Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 4, 2017 will prohibit employers from asking a job applicant about their salary…

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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Revises Hiring Process for Scientists

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is revising their hiring process by making it significantly more difficult for international scientists to gain employment for research opportunities. The FDA has instructed hiring managers not to extend any employment (including for fellowship and/or contractor positions) to any person who has not lived in the United States for at…

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Compliant Criminal Background Checks for Staffing Organizations

Compliant Criminal Background Checks for Employment – Staffing Organizations Staffing organizations have a duty in upholding their clients when it comes to vetting the most competent and qualified candidates. In most cases, staffing firms will conduct a very basic background check for employment on their workforce only if requested by their client. In other cases,…

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7 Recommended Prerequisites for Engaging a Background Screening Organization

Due Diligence When Hiring a Background Screening Organization 1.) Online Presence and Branding First impressions are everything, especially when selecting vendors for hire. There are many different matters to consider when engaging a background screening organization to provide vital information such as employment background checks. The employment background check industry is relatively new and it…

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Reducing Employee Turnover Rates

Reducing Employee Turnover Rates The most effective way to reduce employee turnover rates is through conducting employment background checks on all new hires. Certain industries experience higher employee turnover rates than others. The retail industry, for example, has a 30% employee turnover rate. This chart indicates employee turnover rates by percentages based on industry: Organizations…

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Recap of NAPBS Background Screening Survey

Recap of NAPBS Background Screening Survey The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) published the results of its second national survey (commissioned HR.com to facilitate the survey) asking over 2,137 human resource professionals about employment background checks. The NAPBS background screening survey is titled, “How Human Resource Professionals View the Use and Effectiveness of…

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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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7 Crucial Components About Employment Background Screening Every Human Resources Professional Should Know

7 Crucial Components About Employment Background Screening Human Resources Professional Should Be Familiar With As a human resource professional, it is a given that applicants, employees, and management will come to you with all of their questions, and expect for you to know the answers. While you may not always be able to provide them…

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