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Quotes from Famous People that Relate to HR

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 17, 2020 10:55:55 AM

The Human Resources profession is challenging during a normal year, and 2020 can be classified as anything but normal. 2020 may have beat and battered you until you feel like you have no energy left. It’s important to take time to nourish your soul and remind yourself that what you do it crucial to your company. While the people who made these statements weren’t directing them to HR at the time, they are certainly relevant. Here are quotes from famous people that, if you think about it, relate directly to HR.

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Topics: HR competencies, company culture, Human Resources, workplace safety

Accountability in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted by Kim Mattheson, J.D. M.B.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Sep 4, 2020 10:00:00 AM

We welcome guest blogger Kim Mattheson, JD. M.B.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP to the Data Facts platform.

"Diversity is good. Pass it down."

DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) efforts often focus on workplace training programs that are individualized self-assessments and self-redirection. And while, it's true that no one can change your behavior for you - it's equally true that we are not the best self-monitors.

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Topics: Employer hot topics, workplace accountability, diversity equity and inclusion

North Carolina Decides to "Ban the Box"

Posted by Susan McCullah

Sep 2, 2020 1:43:20 PM

In the past few years, there has been a growing trend of eliminating the box on the job application that asks if the applicant has prior criminal convictions. This is know as the "Ban the Box" movement. North Carolina is the latest in a long line of states and other municipalities to pass "Ban the Box" guidance. 

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Topics: North Carolina, Criminal records, Good hiring practices, Ban the Box, unlawful discriminatory hiring practice, regulatory changes

The Nitty Gritty of Background Screening Adverse Action Procedures

Posted by Johnna Leeds

Aug 31, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Background screening is an essential part of hiring. It helps you land the best people for both the job and your workplace. 9 out of 10 companies today use some type of background check for their hiring process.

It’s important that HR professionals and others involved in hiring understand there are compliance requirements for using background screening information to help make hiring decisions. One of the most crucial, and the most misunderstood, is the adverse action requirement.

If you decide not to hire a person because of the background check, your responsibility doesn’t end there.

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Topics: background screening company, FCRA, Good hiring practices, EEOC, adverse action procedures, background checks

Background Checks: COVID-19 Testing & Monitoring Returning Employees

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 25, 2020 9:12:07 AM

States are opening back up and organizations are starting to bring work-from-home employees, as well as furloughed ones, back to their original work spaces. However, employers can’t simply open the doors and proceed as though everything is back to normal. COVID-19 is still a serious concern and spreading it is as easy as it’s ever been.

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Topics: Background screening, COVID-19, workplace safety, COVID-19 screening

Reinventing Your Workforce; HR's Post-Shutdown Options

Posted by Julie Henderson

Aug 13, 2020 1:14:00 PM

It’s all over the news.

States are opening back up after the COVID-19 shutdown shuttered millions of businesses over the past months. Employers and employees alike feel everything from hope to trepidation at the thought of getting back to work.

What does that mean for your organization, and your workforce?

While you are free to open (depending on your location and your type of business), there are many questions to answer about bringing your employees back.

Going back to work doesn’t mean business as usual.

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Topics: background screen, background check, Best Practices

Tell Me No Lies…In the Interview

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 4, 2020 9:42:56 AM

“I don’t believe you.”

While we probably don’t need to come right out and say that to job candidates’ faces, it’s important to understand that everything they are telling you may not be the whole truth.

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Topics: Background screening, faking degrees, background screening company, background screen, background check, resume lies, 7 steps, Best Practices, social security trace, background checks, background screening practices, Verifications

Employers Must Know These Things About COVID-19 and the ADA

Posted by EEOC

Jul 27, 2020 1:30:36 PM

Data Facts strives to share timely information that our employer clients can use to assist them in keeping their organizations viable and successful. This is information that first appeared on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website. 

Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Exams

How much information may an employer request from an employee who calls in sick, in order to protect the rest of its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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Topics: EEOC, employer compliance, hiring process, Coronavirus, COVID-19, regulatory changes

Robots and AI…Oh My! Why HR's Future Is Steeped in Automation

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jul 23, 2020 9:44:24 AM

Robots answering common client questions. A computer program that tracks applicants from first touch through onboarding. Taking employee temperatures as they walk through the door.

All of these sound like they would be part of a 1990’s sci-fi movie, right? The truth is, they’re happening right here in 2020! Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bluetooth technology, and mobile applications are becoming increasingly essential and mainstream every month. Not knowing how they can assist HR can cause your department to falter in progress.

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Topics: Millennials, best onboarding practices, Employer hot topics, AI automation in HR

COVID-19 Regulatory Updates

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 26, 2020 2:37:29 PM

Here is an up-to-date list of important changes and extensions being allowed that our healthcare clients may find valuable. Remember, these are subject to change at any time. 

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Topics: COVID-19, Human Resources, regulatory changes

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.