Screening Volunteers to Protect Non-Profit Organizations

Volunteerism in the United States surpasses all other countries and is one of the many things that makes our nation great. About 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an …

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Ban the Box: What Hiring Managers Need to Know

The so-called “ban the box” movement is popping up all across the country. Ban the box is the snappy name referring to legislation that, among other restrictions, requires the removal …

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Clarifying the Employer Burden Under EEOC Enforcement Guidance

The heated debate over the legitimacy and fairness of the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance (No: N-915-.002) issued back in April of 2012, continues to broil. From an employer’s perspective, the phrase …

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New Legal Trends Impacting Candidate Screening

The legal landscape related to employment background screening is changing at a much faster pace these days. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) …

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Will Medical Marijuana Impair Your Background Screening?

Fifteen of 50 states now have medical marijuana laws on the books. A wave of employer protections follows closely behind many of these new laws, including here in Arizona where …

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FCRA Non-Compliance Cost Employer $5.9 Million

According to a recent cincinnati.com article, First Group America (FGA) has settled a class-action lawsuit totaling $5.9 million for failure to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). …

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Use of Credit Reports Becoming Restricted

There seems to be a lot of chatter about how reviewing someone’s credit report as part of the background screening process has somehow become taboo. During these slow economic times, …

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Should Social Media Be Used As A Recruiting And Screening Tool?

It’s an enticing notion to be able to peek into an applicant’s personal life and secretly find out who they “really” are. But would-be snoopers be wary – using social …

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Diploma Mills: A Growing Liability for Employers

Ah, the beginning of summer. A time when baseball season is in full swing, swimming pools open and, of course, graduation time – when 20-somethings to working adults who have …

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3 Hiring Risks Employers Are Overlooking

Unless you have been living under a gigantic rock for the past year or two, it’s safe to say that you are profoundly aware of our shaky and unpredictable economy, …

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