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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Background Screening for HR and Recruiting Leaders

Cisive

HR and recruiting leaders are wholly invested in compliance when it comes to background screening and employment law. As a best-in-class vendor partner for background screening, Cisive fields a lot of questions from companies about the background check process. Here, we’ll share the five most commonly asked questions about background screening. Which laws regulate the employment and background screening process? Global Screening. Drug Screening.

Is blind recruiting actually, well, gender-blind?

Oleeo

Used well, blind recruitment can help with fair screening ensuring non-discriminative shortlisting. Candidate Experience Hiring Recruiting gender bias Candidate Bias Big Data sourcing hr tech #hrtech #oleeo Diversity Artificial Intelligence

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Data-driven recruiting 101: How to improve your hiring process

Workable

Traditional recruiting used to rely on luck and intuition more than data, which was time-consuming to amass and analyze. Recruiters and hiring teams could only assume that their hiring methods were effective. What is data-driven recruiting? Collect data efficiently.

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The Hot Potatoes Of Social Screening

TalentCulture

And, because of the industry I’m in and the perspective I usually take, I imagined if I were an employer looking at public candidate profiles across social and professional networks as part of my pre-employment screening process, finding these horrible hot potatoes along the way.

Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online

TalentCulture

Should employers use social media to screen candidates? A significant portion of employers do use social media but not for screening job candidates. According to recent data from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 77 percent of all employers surveyed “are increasingly using social networking sites for recruiting, primarily as a way to attract passive job candidates.” Do create a written policy for using social media in the background screening process.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

In early October, Reuters reported that Amazon – which emphasizes automation as a major part of its brand – had scrapped its experimental automated recruiting tool. The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. Blog Recruiting

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How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting

TalentCulture

A major feature of AI for recruiting is its ability to stop unconscious bias. 

A million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). What unconscious bias looks like in recruiting.

5 Millennial Background Screening Challenges

SAP Innovation

They’re hot commodities, but hiring them creates background screening challenges. In particular, when screening Millennials, employers need to take into account not only what’s effective, but also what’s legal. Using social media to screen candidates can be risky, however.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

In early October, Reuters reported that Amazon – which emphasizes automation as a major part of its brand – had scrapped its experimental automated recruiting tool. The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes.

AI can deliver recruiting rewards, but at what legal risk?

HRExecutive

Do AI-based tools in recruiting and hiring really outperform human decision-making? And if they do, could they potentially expose HR and employers to the same types of discrimination issues that can impact hiring driven by people, not algorithms?

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How ATS simplifies the recruitment process

Hacker Earth

The fate of a business rests in the hands of a recruiter. Recruiters are responsible for bringing in the best talent possible to an organization. An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software that helps businesses automate the recruiting process to make it more efficient.

The Prevalence and the Practice of Social Media Screening—The Dos and Don’ts

HR Daily Advisor

Today, Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ of Cleveland, Ohio, reveals his tips for social media screening. Does your organization conduct online media searches as a means of screening candidates in the hiring process? Discrimination.

Dos and Don’ts of Employment Background Screening

NCHRA

Companies are always looking for ways to improve their recruiting process, whether it’s by reducing the time it takes to hire someone for a particular role or creating an efficient background screening for potential employees. . . So, really, recruiting is always an ongoing process.

Ensuring Fair Hiring Practices

HRO Today

Unemployment is at one of the lowest levels in recent history and the war for talent is on,” says Greg Dubecky, president of Corporate Screening. Employers that pre-screen candidates based on race and criminal history without considering competencies, potential, and a holistic view of the candidate will ultimately lose the war on talent—potentially causing long-term damage to their organization.”. There are key regulations already in place to reduce this type of discrimination.

Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?

Workable

Companies try to get rid of any form of discrimination from their hiring process. Some of them are actively looking to attract diverse candidates, e.g. by applying blind resume screening methods or by hosting female-only career days. What unconscious bias means in recruitment.

4 Tips for Effective Candidate Vetting in Recruiting

Synergy

At a time when recruiting is difficult, it can be tempting for hiring managers to cut corners in an effort to keep their company fully staffed. Proper candidate vetting in recruiting must be an essential part of the process for businesses that want the best, most reliable talent.

How to build a social media recruitment strategy: An FAQ guide

Workable

Recruiters use social media sourcing to build talent pipelines for future roles and engage passive candidates who haven’t applied for current openings. What are the most popular social media networks for recruiters? What are some compelling social media recruiting statistics?

Top 3 worldwide recruiting trends in 2017

TalenToday

LinkedIn expert on how to Attract the Best Talent We recently hosted Silicon Valley Recruiters Association (SVRA) at our San Francisco office. The data shows that recruiters report limited headcount and budget yet hiring demands are growing. Recruiters need less “noise”.

Educated Evaluations

HRO Today

A growing body of evidence suggests that hiring managers and recruiters display bias against underrepresented minorities. But despite its longevity and success at uncovering discrimination, this approach has a few major limitations.

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Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?

Workable

Companies try to get rid of any form of discrimination from their hiring process. Some of them are actively looking to attract diverse candidates, e.g. by applying blind resume screening methods or by hosting female-only career days. What unconscious bias means in recruitment.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories

Cisive

percent, SHRM data says that more than 7.8 While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. The Discrimination Consideration When Hiring Employees with a Criminal History. Because of the potential for discrimination, many states and cities have laws known as “Ban-the-Box” legislation.

Pros and Cons to Using Text Messages in Your Recruiting Process

HR Daily Advisor

The hiring and recruiting process can often seem to drag on for employers and potential employees. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons to adding text messaging to your recruiting process. Benefits of Using Text Messages in Your Recruiting Process.

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever

Cisive

A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. If the applicant or employee files a charge of discrimination, you must maintain the records until the case is concluded. The new laws are aimed at ending the cycle of pay discrimination and some go further than simply banning pay history questions.

What are “Ban the Box” Laws?

HR Daily Advisor

The theory goes that not all criminal offenses are created equally, but by asking about previous criminal history, arrest records, or other similar background screening questions too soon in the recruiting process, the employer risks eliminating an otherwise qualified individual without real cause.

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

HRWatchdog

Backlash discrimination against those who are Muslim or Sikh, or persons of Arab, Middle Eastern or South Asian descent, as well as persons perceived to be members of these groups. Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC

How Your AI-Driven Recruiting Software Could Lead to Legal Trouble Instead of Better Candidates

Linkedin Talent Blog

Jaimi says that as recruiters and hiring managers navigate the ever-changing topography of AI-driven tools, they need to understand what the law has to say about it. A jury may not be as sold on the hype as your recruiting team was.

Understand Important Trends in Recruiting and Hiring in 10 Minutes

Paycor

For detailed action plans on how to find more qualified talent, leverage big data in the recruiting process, and how to use social media and marketing in the hiring process check out our executive summary. Using data to inform your hiring decisions. Moneyball Recruiting.

How ATS simplifies the recruitment process

Hacker Earth

The fate of a business rests in the hands of a recruiter. Recruiters are responsible for bringing in the best talent possible to an organization. An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a software that helps businesses automate the recruiting process to make it more efficient.

Assessments in Hiring: To Use or Not to Use?

CultureIQ

Assessments in hiring can be a great asset during the recruiting process, but you really need to be strategic and smart about it. Assessments in hiring are permitted, as long as they are not designed, intended, or used to discriminate. Therefore, the key is making sure that the tests are applied equally to all candidates, that you are screening for job-related elements, and that the process is “consistent with business necessity.”

Careers page 101: Everything HR managers and recruiters need to know to build an effective careers page

Workable

Good careers pages cater to your recruiting needs, showcase your company culture and help you attract candidates who want to work for you. Consider including features like LinkedIn Apply, which lets applicants use their LinkedIn data to apply for jobs.

A Cautionary Tale: Amazon’s Experiment with AI in Hiring

Women of HR

The use of automation to screen resumes and artificial intelligence to guide hiring decisions has begun to be implemented at some companies. Discriminating Against Women. Business and Workplace artificial intell bias fairness recruiting Shelley D.

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How Background Checks Can Land Your Business In Hot Water

Insperity

While background screenings can provide valuable insight on your applicants, it’s vital that these investigations and subsequent hiring decisions are handled with great care to comply with applicable laws and EEOC guidelines. Non-compliance of policies with anti-discrimination laws.

Does Ageism in Tech Really Exist?

Namely

While leading tech companies openly publicize their organizational diversity data in terms of ethnic and gender composition, little data has been shared about the age makeup of the tech workforce. Situational ageism—prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age—undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Develop hiring practices that reduce the potential for intentional or unintentional bias in the screening out of older applicants.

Here’s a New Way to Verify HR Software’s Capabilities

HRExecutive

The HR Policy Association has launched a new initiative it hopes will clear up much of the confusion among HR leaders about just what, exactly, all the new recruiting software and tools that have been introduced recently can and can’t do.

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