According to a 2015 Career Builder forecast, 33% of U.S. employers plan to hire seasonal staff this year and more than half of retailers plan to hire seasonal employees. All of those numbers are up over 2014.
So why do background checks on seasonal employees?
57% of employers expect to transition some seasonal staff into full-time employees, up from 42% last year.
It's the most frightening time of the year. Yards are decorated with ghouls and goblins who'll soon be at your door asking for treats. Or maybe it's the most frightening time of your career search - when job interview questions can scare the wits out of you! Let us dig deeper into some of the creepiest questions that candidates might be asked during their next interview.Read More
With news stories about Uber failing to catch criminal records during background checks and Ban The Box legislation to give those with criminal backgrounds a better chance at employment, there is yet another important twist in the story. Some candidates are denied employment due to criminal records on their background checks... and the record is not theirs.Read More
Just last week the Department of Justice settled with a background check company over allegations that it cut corners on background checks. The background checks in question were NSA security leak contractor Edward Snowden and the Navy Yard shooter from the 2013 incident where 12 people died. Running a background check on new employees, especially government employees of certain power, is required. However not all background checks are created equal, as apparent by the above claims. Often a quality inspection of the background check process may be what is needed to verify that the screening is comprehensive and accurate. Below are some of the reasons why background checks fail.Read More
Hiring practices generally include background checks for criminal records.
While many HR managers are questioning how far back to look when it comes to criminal record checks, hiring managers of drug and alcohol rehab centers often expect to find a criminal record on applicants and employees. In fact, depending on the crime, a criminal history may even be helpful to the job. The screening questions then shift from "Is there a record?" to "Does it matter?"Read More
Quick Background Checks
We get it. There are many of us with a "fear of commitment". Even if you've been courting an awesome job candidate or are ready to rent to the perfect tenant, sometimes you only want a quick background check instead of committing to a third party background screening company. This is especially true if you know that your awesome job candidate or tenant could be off the market soon. You want to move swiftly. You also want credible data that you can depend on when making a decision on the right people. Is a quick background check a good idea? Let's dig deeper.Read More
Background Checks for Professional Athletes
As a spectator to professional sports, you expect that the person at the concession stand isn't going to steal your credit card number. You rest easy that the stadium security will keep you and your family safe.The reason you expect those things is because the stadium staff has been through a hiring process that included background checks and training. What about the team on the field? Are they held to the same standards?Read More
Background checks are typically used during an employer's hiring process or for property managers screening potential tenants. Generally a criminal screen is included to make sure the applicant or tenant will not be a safety risk to your business, fellow employees or tenants. In some cases, the mere fact that you have a stringent background screening policy will deter criminals.Read More
The end of the year is sneaking up on us quickly and before we know it, it'll be 2015. Before we bid farewell to the previous 12 months, we thought we'd do a recap of the most popular background screening posts from this year. In David Letterman style, we'll start at number 10.Read More
Topics: Employee Background Screening, Human Resources, Adverse Action Notice, hiring employees, Job Related Background Screening, Tenant Screening, Employment Background Screening, criminal background check
What happens when someone applies for a job and the background check flags a previous arrest or criminal conviction? Should you automatically decline the application or is there more for you to consider? These can be tough questions, particularly when the applicant is otherwise a great fit for the position or the rental unit. Your answer might depend on what the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also known as EEOC, stipulates as fair hiring practices.Read More