Hiring Investigations Important in Health Care Settings

Born in New Jersey, Charles Cullen was the youngest of eight children. By all accounts, he had a difficult life, losing his father when he was a mere seven months old and attempting suicide nearly two dozen times. Eventually he became a nurse…

Don’t Let Pre-Employment Hiring Practices Lead to Negligent Hiring

Even if you don’t operate a business in Southern California, there is a great lesson to be learned from the recent outbreak of inappropriate sexual conduct from teachers and other school personnel. Poor pre-employment hiring practices can…

When You Say “Background Check”, What Exactly Do You Mean?

One of the biggest problems with the term “background check” is the definition. There are so many potential components depending on the type of information an employer seeks as well as what is useable under the law. First, it’s important…

Social Networking Sites in Background Screening

Have you ever wondered about the importance of social networking web sites when it comes to conducting background screenings on new employees? According to the report “Trends in Employment Background Screening: 2011 Results,” of the nearly…

Due Diligence or Gut Reaction

You’ve spent years in management or owning your own business and interviewed hundreds of potential new employees. Your gut reaction has led you to hire many great people over the years with a few exceptions. One or two had to be let go for…

MyTruSeal, A Valuable Resource For Those Seeking Internships

Where some see an internship as a mere entry-level position, others see an opportunity for professional growth that can act as a springboard to help you achieve your dreams. There are many ways to secure an internship. You can go the traditional…

Tips for a Successful Internship

Our involvement with Intern America and Hot 107.1 for a 13-week on-air internship competition recently got us thinking about how our nation’s future labor force might ease its way into the real world. Thousands of college seniors are preparing…

EEOC Guidance On The Use Of Criminal Records In Employment Is Published

As I’m sure everyone is aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission just published a new guidance document on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment. I hope everyone was able to attend the webinar held by our law firm…

Reference Checking Can Help You Avoid Being Scammed

Believe it or not, people will try to scam their way into a job. They will make up things to put on their application that may or may not be true. Only businesses performing due diligence can be sure that they have not hired someone who has…

Background Check Help Minimize Employment Liability

An increase in consumer spending is helping the national unemployment rate continue its downward trend. The U.S. Bureau of Labor said job growth was widespread in the private sector in January, with large employment gains in professional…

New Regulations Require Use Of E-Verify

Supporters of tougher immigration laws are applauding the implementation of new laws that place stricter hiring rules on employers. In states like Alabama, the latest legislation will significantly affect employment in the construction industry.…

Is The Paper Resume Dying?

With companies going entirely paperless to reduce expenses and improve efficiency, much thought is being given to how things might look in a few years. Hiring is one of the many areas that has become tech-based since the early 2000s. Most…