Let’s face it, not everyone is who they say they are. It’s necessary to perform background checks for employment. Yes, we know everyone is not a criminal. But there are people who are dishonest about personal information.
Earlier this year we posted the top employment screening trends to watch for in 2015. One trend was the ‘Ban-the-Box’ movement. This law prohibits employers from putting a “box” on employment applications asking candidates if they have ever been convicted of a crime. ‘Ban-the-box’ protects ex-offenders, and doesn’t exclude them from moving through the hiring process because of a criminal record. Currently, most ‘ban-the-box’ laws apply to public employers or government contractors in a few cities and counties. Due to some recent events, the prospect of a Federal ‘ban-the-Box’ order has gained some traction.
On a daily basis, U.S. employers request millions of reports to assist with crucial business decisions involving background screening. These reports are currently regulated at both the federal and state level. NAPBS (National Association of Professional Background Screeners) exists to uphold high ethical standards and practices, compliances with the FCRA, equal employment opportunity, and consumer protection laws relating to the background screening industry. Have you asked yourself if your background screening company is NAPBS accredited?
Although the word background check is common in the HR vocabulary, are you doing the right things to keep your company out of trouble? When making an important decision to hire a candidate, an application is not enough. Some candidates give inaccurate information or even false information.
Third-party vendors can be found in various companies, including construction, technology, and retail servicing. There are several definitions for a third-party vendor. A third-party provider can be either a supplier of services or goods. There are many occasions when a company needs to hire a third-party vendor, and finding a great one requires research.
Carrying out criminal background checks has become inevitable for most employers. Today, finding information regarding to criminal records has become quite simple compared to a couple of years ago. There are in fact, many people aside from employers who may seek to run background checks on others but they just do not understand how they can carry on the entire process, or how simple it actually is.