Entries by Jerry Nielson

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What Does A Employer Credit Check Look For?

Applying to a new position? Worried about an employer credit check? Many candidates today think about their credit score when searching for new opportunities. As an HR or recruiting professional, however, it can make or break an applicant’s candidacy. With both the success of the company and the individual being equal considerations, how an individual […]

Two Reasons to Integrate Work Background Check Platforms in Your HR System

Conducting a work background check through third party is an important part of a contract, being impartial, and non-discriminatory. Working with a background check company verifies the candidate is who they say they are and whether there is outstanding issues they have not disclosed. This includes credit, taxes, court judgments, and any criminal records. Employers, […]

New California Ban the Box provisions enacted

A statewide California ban-the-box law (AB 1008) went into effect on January 1, 2018. That law requires employers with five or more employees (subject to few exceptions) to: wait until after a conditional offer of employment is made to inquire about an applicant’s criminal history, which means asking the applicant directly whether the applicant have been convicted […]

IDE Class Action Lawsuit Shows Smaller Background Screening Providers May Do Better

A recent news story about a nurse who filed a class action lawsuit against Indianapolis-based IDE Management over a faulty background screening shows that hiring a smaller background check provider may be better for your business. The story may have had a different ending had there been greater accuracy and more responsive customer service. Michele […]

How to Ensure the Proper Use of Credit Reports in Employment Screening

Employment credit reports offer valuable insights into an applicant’s reliability and responsibility. Most credit reports include information related to public record filings, such as bankruptcies and judgments, as well as account standings with creditors.  These credit reports allow employers to quickly verify facts and uncover additional clues that may prompt further research. Verify Your State […]

8 Things to Know About Pre-Hire Drug Screening

Many businesses choose to use drug screening as part their hiring practices. In general, an employer can require an applicant to pass a drug test before hiring him. Screening can help prevent business owners from hiring individuals with substance abuse issues. This promotes safety and wellness in the workplace. Most employers believe the cost of […]

Drug Screening and its use in employment screening: Marijuana

The changing legal landscape regarding marijuana may impact the legality of pre-employment drug screening of candidates. Societal norms may also pressure employers to exclude marijuana from drug testing protocols. No matter what course of action is selected, it should be a conscious choice driven by an understanding of the issues.By 2017, the total of states that have […]