Entries by Jerry Nielson

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 […]

How to Navigate Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance with Regard to Background Checks

In January 2016, the Society for Human Resource Management predicted an increase in “class-action lawsuits claiming noncompliance with the FCRA.” Their prediction proved correct. This past year, companies such as Dish, Bank of America, and J.P. Morgan Chase all faced Fair Credit Reporting Act related lawsuits. The Fair Credit Reporting Act governs how and when organizations can […]

Los Angeles Enacts Ban-The-Box

On December 19, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law Assembly Bill 218, known as the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, which creates a new ordinance that will limit employers’ consideration of the criminal history of job applicants. The bill was sponsored by City Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. and adopted […]

3 Reasons to Choose a NAPBS Accredited Consumer Reporting Agency

American businesses have many consumer reporting agencies to choose from today. With so many choices available it’s important your business know who you’re working with. The National Association of Professional Background Screeners’ accreditation is a must have here.   There are three main points that showthe importance of NAPBS accreditation.These include: You know you’re working with […]

Background Checks: Four Really Critical Facts Employers Need to Remember

Background checks are an effective screening measure for employers who want to protect their liability, assets, and reputation. In an era where employee theft amounts to billions of dollars lost each year, employers can’t afford ignorance. While the background check are an effective resource for alerting employers to potential problems in an employer’s history, this same […]

Discover How To Select A Background Check Provider

Increasingly, businesses are completing background checks for hiring prospects. How to select a background check provider can become confusing and frustrating. Unfortunately, some learn the hard way, bigger is not always better. We want to help you determine what is best for you while providing exceptional customer support and accurate data. Most will start their search for […]

Why You Should Never Skip Employment Verifications

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was originally passed in 1970 to amend and enlarge the sway of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. The purpose of the act is to regulate the behavior of the consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and background checks. If businesses use credit reports or background checks improperly or the CRAs provide information […]

Identifying Diploma Mills On A Resume

Not all education is equally valuable. Some seek higher education that equips them with the skills and knowledge they need for the real world. Others try to cut corners and obtain credentials that they do not rightfully deserve. Spotting diploma mills on a resume is a valuable skill to possess. What Is Wrong With A Diploma Mill? […]