Building on the success of last month’s ‘Background Checks in the News’ post, here are our picks for the top news stories for the past month that included an aspect related to background checks. This month we are re-capping 4 news stories: California Statewide Ban-the-Box Law Receiving an Updated Background Report May Require a Second…

Approximately one-third of the American population has an arrest record or a criminal record. If they could, most of these people would delete their records. This is where the process of expungement comes in. What are Expunged Records? Basically, expunged records are ones that no longer legally exist. In theory, having a record expunged means…

The Study Last month, Glassdoor released a study about the average length of the interview process in 25 countries. The study analyzed data from hundreds of thousands of online reviews posted anonymously to the Glassdoor website. Industry wide studies, like this one, are important to benchmark against to help improve your processes and your candidate…

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Disposal Rule loosely outlines what needs to happen to any consumer report that your company gains access to, and the sensitive information derived from those reports. What is a Consumer Report? Consumer reports are governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and consist of any information that you get…

These days, running a background check on a candidate during the recruiting process is common practice. Most employers know they need to get consent in a stand alone form and provide the results of the check to the candidate in some cases (for more information on this see the EEOC’s website: https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/background_checks_employers.cfm) But what about…

A dictionary definition of ‘streamlining’ is to: “make (an organization or system) more efficient and effective by employing faster or simpler working methods.” Since our expertise only falls within the screening and candidate assessment step of the recruitment process, we did a bit of extra research for advice on the rest of the process. Turns…

Many managers and business owners mistakenly assume that “high performance” is a synonym for “workaholic.” It might surprise those people to learn that just putting in longer hours does not guarantee that an employee is a top performer. In fact, if the research is to be believed, it may be the employees who work fewer…

It’s perfectly understandable that employers want to get as much information about potential new hires before making an offer. You want to limit your short list, cut back on the need for a pre-employment check for each one, and minimize the number of employee reference checks you need to conduct. After all, there are all…

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