HR, Hiring and Employment Background Screening News

We’ve assembled and curated content from various sources to help keep you – the busy HR professional – up-to-date on the latest in HR, hiring and employment background screening news.

HR Director Lied on Resume – Resigns After 3 Weeks

A former county human resources director in Pennsylvania resigned from his job after just three weeks when it was found that he had lied on his resume. The former employee had …

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Indiana Criminal Record Background Check Law Effective July 1

A bill that requires home health care agencies in Indiana to obtain a national (expanded) criminal record background check on employees will become effective July 1. The current law only required …

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5 Steps to Streamline the Hiring Process

According to research from CEB, the average time to fill a job increased by 62 percent for large global organizations between 2010 and 2015 – with the average time-to-hire for …

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May 2016 Shows Lowest Monthly Job Total Since September 2010

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only 38,000 jobs were added in May 2016. This is more than 100,000 shy of what economists had expected. The unemployment rate fell …

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Three Crisis Center Volunteers are Registered Sex Offenders

UPDATE: As of June 5, a new policy was set in place requiring all current and future volunteers to undergo a background check. The three sex offenders were also fired. A crisis center …

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Are You Losing Top Talent Due to Your Online Job Application Process?

Are your online job applications too long and daunting? According to a CareerBuilder study, 60 percent of job applicants abandon online job applications because of their length or intricacy. You could …

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3 Best Practices for Managing Independent Contractors

Are you updating your policies and procedures when you hire independent contractors? According to an Intuit study, there will be about 7.6 million people working as independent contractors by 2020. This SHRM article shares three best …

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Class-Action Lawsuit: Dave & Buster’s Background Checks Allegedly Violate the FCRA

A Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class-action lawsuit has been filed against Dave & Buster’s after an applicant, Joseph Alvarez, was denied a position with the restaurant chain based on the background …

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Arizona Unemployment Continues to Decline to 5.8 Percent

Arizona’s unemployment rate continued to decline in December going down from 6.0 percent in November to 5.8 percent. While this is still higher than the national unemployment rate of 5.0 percent, the …

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5 Steps to Take Before You Hire a New Employee

Many employers and HR professionals work long hours and wear many hats, so when it comes to the hiring process and bringing a new employee on board, some may hire …

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