2015 Top 5 Trends for Background Checks
Posted on: January 22, 2015
Welcome 2015! Last year was a progressive year for compliant employment background checks. With all the technological advancements and different compliance and regulatory issues that stirred up 2014, we will attempt to break down the Top 5 trends for Compliant Background Checks, and how it will affect employment screening service clients in general for this year:
The ‘Ban the Box’ Movement
Posted on: January 16, 2015
An historically common practice of employers is to include an inquiry regarding criminal history, or past felony conviction, on the job application as a fill-in-the-blank “yes” or “no” question. Due to the constant evolution and amendment of pre-employment laws and compliant background checking practices, though, some believe that this procedure may be due greater scrutiny.
Currently, there is a trend known as the “Ban the Box” movement that is pushing employers away from this practice, and instead offers a much more personal and case-by-case basis of analysis of an applicant’s arrest and conviction history.
New Disclosure and Authorization Documents for 2015
Posted on: January 15, 2015
Have you reviewed your Authorization and Disclosure document for compliance recently? Working with top legal counsel we have developed revised and updated documents for our clients. Call or email and we will get you up to speed.