Fair Chance Hiring laws have been passed in almost every single state from the east coast to the west coast. Employers really need to grasp the entire scope of these laws:
Employers were faced with increased FCRA class action suits brought by the EEOC for violations ranging from improper disclosure forms, to discriminatory hiring practices due to blanket policies.
The opioid epidemic has definitely spilled into the workforce, with employers paying more than $25 billion dollars in 2007. Not only does it put a financial strain on the employer but also contributes to absenteeism and disability claims.
Businesses of all sizes are now seeing the value of an automated applicant experience. By capturing applicant information (i.e. full name, dob, address, etc.) one time and being able to send that data via integrated vendors (payroll, insurance, background checks, etc.) the onboarding cycle is drastically reduced which will allow for on-demand hiring.
A professional applicant is a person who applies for a position with a company but has no intention of sticking around to be a productive employee. Their primary goal is finding a weakness in your business and exploiting it for financial gain.
Couple examples will help clarify their insidious behavior:
One out of every six crimes occurs in the workplace and homicide is the second leading cause of workplace death in the U.S.
National Credit Verification Service reports that 25% of the MBA degrees it verifies on resumes are false.
72% of shrinkage is due to employee theft.
34% of all job applications contain lies.
30% of small business failure is caused by employee theft.