How Can the Improper Use of Background Checks Could Get You Sued?

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

The company was accused of wrongly using background checks when making hiring decisions. another staffing firm – was slapped with a similar class action lawsuit for improper criminal background checks. As such, you just cannot conduct background checks haphazardly.

How to Ensure Accuracy in Employee Background Screening

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

The accuracy of criminal records used in employment screening has become a major issue for both employers and employment background screening providers (legally known as consumer reporting agencies (CRAs)) in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) related litigation. or offshore.

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Staffing Companies Beware: Improper Use Of Background Checks Could Get You Sued

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

The company was accused of wrongly using background checks when making hiring decisions. another staffing firm – was slapped with a similar class action lawsuit for improper criminal background checks. According to the lawsuit, Aerotek conducted a criminal background check on an employee, Craig Mitchell. When the background check returned a criminal record, the company fired him. Original Post: 3-15-16. Updated Post: 4-29-16.

History of Background Checks

Peopletrail

What do you know about the history of background checks? Here is a brief history of employment background checks that should give an idea of why it is such an important exercise from the employer’s perspective. History of background checks is often overlooked.

How PACER Would Help Employers with Faster & More Accurate Background Checks

Cisive

Ensuring workplace safety is the primary reason 96% of employers conduct background checks, according to a survey conducted by HR.com , but more than half of employers also conduct screenings to improve the quality of their hires. How PACER Impacts Employer Background Checks.

Illinois Equal Pay Act To Require Employer Pay Data Reporting

Trusaic

First, SB 1480 amends Illinois’ Equal Pay Act of 2003 to require certain employers to obtain an “Equal Pay Registration Certificate”. Importantly, SB 1480 provides Illinois regulators with the broad power to audit a business to ensure compliance with the Equal Pay Act of 2003.

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FEDERAL INDUSTRY NEWS

Aurico

FLRA Issues Guidance on Information Requests The Federal Labor Relations Authority’s General Counsel recently issued a guidance document stating that Federal agencies must provide their specific rationale for denying requests for information from Federal employees’ unions when that rationale is employee privacy-related. Between 1997 and 2001, it issued informal opinion letters in response to selected questions that it received.

Unpacking The Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate Documents

Trusaic

Last week the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) uploaded additional information pertaining to the Equal Pay Registration Certificate application process. The Equal Pay Act of 2003.

Are You Exposing Your Candidates to Identity Theft

Insperity

Your job candidates provide their confidential information, like their Social Security numbers and other personal data, to you with the expectation that it will be safe. They naturally assume that you’ll take measures to protect that information from identity theft. Unfortunately, not all screening companies guard candidates’ information as well as you might think. Therefore, your candidates’ information is much more vulnerable to theft and misuse.

What is blind recruitment – and does it work?

cipHR

It involves removing the candidate’s name and other identifying factors – such as age, address or location, years of experience, and school or university names – from their application. Candidates’ names, for example, may give signals about their socio-economic background, ethnicity and immigration status that might influence a hiring manager’s decision about whether or not to progress their application.

eSkill and Chequed.com Partner on Complete Candidate Assessment Technology to Help Companies Make Better Hiring Decisions

Outmatch

North Chelmsford, MA and Saratoga Springs, NY – eSkill, the market leader in online skills testing, and Chequed.com, the leading provider of cloud-based Predictive Talent Selection™ technology, today announced a partnership that will provide employers with additional information – and greater predictability – to assist them in evaluating job candidates and making better hiring decisions. Visit Chequed.com for more information, Start a Free Trial or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Top HR Influencers you must follow now!

SurveySparrow

This is where hr influencers come in as they give relevant information and tips on finding the right job, acing the interview, and doing superb work to grow quickly. Finding and researching for this took a lot of time, but if it hugely helps you, we’d consider it a job well done.

Reinventing Diversity At Corning

SuccessFactors

This philosophy starts at the top with our CEO, Wendell Weeks, who says , “innovation depends on a diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. I graduated from the industrial labor relations program at Cornell University, where some of the best research in this area was conducted. I do this because we know from research that developmentally challenging assignments correlate with exponential growth later in individuals’ career journeys.

Jordan Babineaux: “Responsibility”

Thrive Global

As business owners, managers, or leaders of your organization, you are responsible to your company, its employees, and stakeholders?—?(including For more information, go to: [link]. Our readers would love to learn more about your personal background. Responsibility ?—?As

Terron Sims II: “Maintain a positive attitude”

Thrive Global

I sat up front with my mom and kept her company, but when my brother needed his diaper changed or needed to eat, I rolled over the front seat into the back and took care of my brother. Can you tell us a bit about your military background? While deployed in Iraq (May 2003?—?July

Employers: Help Your Employees Avoid HSA Challenges

Corporate Synergies

Background. The federal government created HSAs in 2003 to provide individuals covered by high-deductible plans the opportunity to save tax-free money for healthcare expenses. Switching to a new HSA bank can leave employees facing blackout periods during the transition or problems paying bills using their HSA funds. Additionally, most employees don’t understand that they can increase or decrease their own HSA payroll contribution during the plan year.

How Much ‘Side Work’ Can Employees Do and Still Be Paid Tipped Minimum Wage?

HR Daily Advisor

Background. The Florida Constitution provides: “For tipped Employees meeting eligibility requirements for the tip credit under the FLSA, employers may credit towards satisfaction of the Minimum Wage tips up to the amount of the allowable FLSA tip credit in 2003.” ” In 2003, the FLSA’s tip credit was $3.02. the Florida minimum wage ($8.10) minus the 2003 tip credit ($3.02).

How to Write Job Descriptions

BerniePortal

Before we dive into what makes a great - and terrible - job description, we did just a little research into the history of job postings. Who on your team should be responsible for writing job posts, or hiring more broadly? Do you have 5 years or 15 years of experience?

Dr. John Jupp OBE: “Good leadership is paramount”

Thrive Global

Can you tell us a bit about your military background? Finally, organising all RAF operations through both the Firemen’s Strike of 2002 and the Second Gulf War in 2003 was a fast moving and exceptionally busy job trying to make a myriad of thigs fit together.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: How to Create More Inclusive Careers

Paddle HR

Nor can it be summed up in a two-day offsite workshop, or a 60-minute on-demand webinar training. At Google and Microsoft, the number of US technical employees who identified as black or Latinx rose by less than a percentage point since 2014. To be fair, 2003 was nearly two decades ago.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) in the Workplace: How to Create More Inclusive Careers

Paddle HR

Nor can it be summed up in a two-day offsite workshop, or a 60-minute on-demand webinar training. At Google and Microsoft, the number of US technical employees who identified as black or Latinx rose by less than a percentage point since 2014. To be fair, 2003 was nearly two decades ago.

RLM Founder Farissa Knox: The Importance Of Women Using Their Voice & Becoming More Persistent

Thrive Global

in Communications from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA in 2003. Tell us a bit about your background and what made you choose your career? I also learned things from them or got comfortable enough with them, to ask questions.

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Interestingly, much of the research on ROWE has been coming from the field of sociology. Two sociologists from University of Minnesota’s Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, Dr. Phyllis Moen and Dr. Erin Kelly ( Kelly is now at the MIT Sloan School of Management ), were the original researchers invited in 2006 to observe and study ROWE as it was being implemented at Best Buy (Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, 2015). Background of ROWE. CQ Researcher, 23(26), 621-644.

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Interestingly, much of the research on ROWE has been coming from the field of sociology. Two sociologists from University of Minnesota’s Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, Dr. Phyllis Moen and Dr. Erin Kelly ( Kelly is now at the MIT Sloan School of Management ), were the original researchers invited in 2006 to observe and study ROWE as it was being implemented at Best Buy (Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, 2015). Background of ROWE. CQ Researcher, 23(26), 621-644.

The Complete Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: How to Create More Inclusive Careers

Paddle HR

Nor can they be summed up in a 60-minute on-demand webinar training or solved for in a two-day off-site workshop. At Google and Microsoft, the number of US technical employees who identified as black or Latinx rose by less than a percentage point since 2014. The issue isn’t restricted to more traditional, corporate work environments, or to industries where men tend to wield more power. To be fair, 2003 was nearly two decades ago.

Dr. Hang Dinh of ExtentWorld: “Don’t focus on age”

Thrive Global

It’s very common to find women founders of companies focusing on beauty, fashion, care, or other sectors that are well represented by women. It’s not uncommon to have only one or two female students in a computer science class I teach. But I still believed in my research.

Embrace Talent Diversity in Your Sourcing Strategy

Entelo

By doubling your diversity, you could increase earnings by 8 percent or more. Imagine how many decisions are made every day, not because of logic or evidence, but based on our own preferences? Modern computing and social networks give us more information than ever before about a person’s background – including gender, ethnicity, veteran status, etc. It's no secret that many companies struggle to nurture and promote diversity.

Paul Lockhart of NoviSphere: “Never be afraid to fail”

Thrive Global

With my background in space exploration and the incumbent high requirements for uncontaminated clean breathing air in the space station and space suits, it was a good match. That means to deliver actionable information to the user so that well-informed decisions can be made.

The Business Case For Diversity In The Workplace [VIDEO]

SuccessFactors

When people from all different backgrounds come together, they bring different perspectives, information, and worldviews. Our biases are hard for us to control or change, but many companies, like Google and Facebook, are working hard to fix this. When we hire someone, we have many biases that lead us to make poor or unfair hiring decisions. If a candidate walks in with tattoos or piercings, the interviewer might make judgments about them that simply aren’t true.

Learning from Experience: Jay Cross Discusses His "New Muse"

The Bamboo Project Blog

Can you give us some background on your career to date? Had a miserable time as a market researcher. A dozen years ago, I went on my own -- Internet Time Group -- to champion first eLearning and later, informal learning. My first significant paper on informal learning came out in May 2003. Informal learning was getting old. Research suggests that happy people sell more, produce more, and come up with more creative ideas.

From IT Room to the Board Room: 7 IT pros who became executives

Spoke

The stories we hear most often are usually the most dramatic: the tech billionaire college dropouts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg or the rags-to-riches bootstrap CEOs like former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns or Starbucks founder Howard Schultz. Charlie Feld could be considered one of the founding fathers of the modern Chief Information Officer role. The Feld Group was acquired in 2003, but with his current venture, Feld is back sharing his IT knowledge.

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Umbreen Sheikh of Wink Brow Bar: “Authenticity shines; Be yourself no matter who you meet”

Thrive Global

F or my series on strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Umbreen Sheikh. With this keen interest in beauty and a background in biomedical sciences from Kings College in London, Umbreen moved to New York City in 2003 where her journey with Wink first began.

Art Cooksey of Let’s Talk Interactive: “Cash does not always flow freely and easily”

Thrive Global

I originally came from a telecommunications background early on in my career where I had exposure to high-speed internet while most people were still using dial-up. Secure communication was much needed in healthcare to keep information and the patient safe.

Phil Spencer: “Planning succeeds where plans fail!”

Thrive Global

Clear information is easier to understand and follow. It is important to avoid ‘padding’ out instructions with superfluous information that can cloud-out the key points being conveyed. Can you tell us a bit about your military background? Communicate clearly?—?‘ABC’

A Discussion with Melbourne, Australia’s, Thomas Leen: “Building Trust is the Foundation to a Healthy Work Environment”

Thrive Global

Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your professional background? This is where I got my first exposure to Information Security as part of my role to protect the company’s sensitive electronic data such as product designs and blueprints.

Richard Lebovitz of LeanDNA: “Artificial intelligence will improve the repetitiveness of work”

Thrive Global

a leading provider of Lean factory management systems that was acquired by SAP in 2003. Can you tell us a bit about your background? The choice as to whether or not a young person should pursue a college degree was once a “no-brainer”. Why or why not?

Kevin Schmiegel and Paul Cucinotta: “Remain focused on the mission”

Thrive Global

Kevin and Paul served together as the Executive Officer and Operations Officer in a Marine Corps Artillery Battalion from 2001 to 2003, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. overseas or in their own neighborhoods. Can you tell us a bit about your military background?

Disability Discrimination: Terminated Cancer Survivor’s ADA Claim Fails, Part 1

HR Daily Advisor

Background. Medtronic, a medical device maker, hired Willow as a credit representative in 2003. She informed Medtronic of her disability as a cancer survivor with long-term health effects. During their talks, Kristy stated that she perceived Willow as desiring power in the workplace and made a reference to Nazis or Hitler. When Willow returned, she made an informal request for accommodations based on her doctor’s recommendation. By Steve Jones. The U.S.

Small Business War Stories Podcast – All Episodes

Proven

June 27th, 2018 Biscuit Press: Turning a Passion for Art into a Booming Career in Austin, TX | Dan Grissom On this episode of Small Business War Stories, we are joined by Dan Grissom of Biscuit Press , a company he started to become a full-time freelance illustrator and screen printer. Check out Jim's podcast: Alexa STOP! Instead of encouraging athletes to be stronger or healthier, there was a constant emphasis on being smaller.

“Don’t take yourself too seriously” With Charlie Katz & Kevin Crawford

Thrive Global

He has an extensive background in crisis leadership, having been a fire chief on the front lines of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2003 and 2007 wildfires that torched Southern California. Can you tell us what lessons or ‘take aways’ you learned from that?