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EEOC Guidance Criticized During House Panel Meeting

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 11, 2014 3:04:00 PM

Panelists testified before a House subcommitte panel on Tuesday, calling The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) 2012 guidance on an employer’s use of criminal background checks an example of administrative overreach

 Rep. Tim Walberg, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, said the EEOC’s guidance is “flawed” and criticized the agency for denying the public the opportunity to comment on the guidance before it was issued two years ago.  

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screen, 2014 hiring, EEOC, Data Facts

Pt 2: Best Practices for Preparing for 2014 HR Regulations

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 9, 2014 11:30:00 AM

In the last post, we discussed how there is a myriad of new and proposed regulation that will be affecting the HR environment.  HR professionals need to review their current policies and procedures against the new regulations to make certain to be aware of any changes that may affect their industry in general and their company in particular.
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Topics: 2014 hiring, Best Practices

Best Practices For Preparing for 2014 HR Regulations

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jun 4, 2014 3:00:00 PM

2014 has brought a great deal of changes to the Human Resource arena in the form of regulations. From proposed minimum wage changes, to mandatory leave time, to EEOC guidance, to the Affordable Care Act, there are many changes HR professionals are facing this year. These pose big challenges in reviewing these regulations and revising policies in order to maintain compliance. 

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Topics: 2014 hiring, EEOC, HR Professionals

3 Easy Ways to Reduce Background Screening Turnaround Times

Posted by Susan McCullah

May 6, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Employers who utilize background screening during the hiring process know that a fast turnaround time is integral to progressing in filling the position. Delays can cause positions to be open for longer than expected, which can decrease productivity in the workplace. 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Background screening, background check, criminal records search, 2014 hiring

Background Screening News: Louisville Votes to 'Ban The Box'

Posted by Susan McCullah

Apr 9, 2014 9:02:00 AM

Louisville Kentucky is the latest city to move toward prohibiting employers from using applications which ask about a job seekers criminal records and prior convictions. 

The Louisville Metro Council unanimously approved a 'ban the box' ordinance. Under this ordinance, people seeking jobs with the city or with many of the city's vendors would not be required to complete applications asking if they have a criminal conviction, before any type of official background screening process begins.

City lawmakers discussed various issues about the 

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Criminal records, 2014 hiring

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know Pt 2

Posted by datafactssolutions

Apr 1, 2014 9:53:00 AM

Last week, we discussed several issues that employers needed to be aware of before using background checks in their hiring process. This week, we will expand on that information. (This information was taken from a joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.)

Using Background Information

EEOC
Any background information you receive from any source must not be used to discriminate in violation of federal law. This means that you should:

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background screening company, Criminal records, NAPBS, background screen, background check, criminal records search, FCRA, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices, EEOC

Background Checks: What Employers Need to Know, PT 1

Posted by datafactssolutions

Mar 26, 2014 3:09:15 PM

This information was taken from a joint publication of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, background check, criminal records search, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, EEOC

Your Job Search and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Posted by datafactssolutions

Mar 11, 2014 8:51:59 AM

By Sharlyn Lauby

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Topics: Data Facts blog, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Hiring, NAPBS, background screen, credit checks, background check, credit reports, FCRA, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog

Checking Criminal Records 101: How, Where, and When

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 6, 2014 1:28:00 PM

Many employers erroneously believe that a criminal check is a simple endeavor that gains them access to any and all of the applicant’s criminal arrests and convictions. There are points, however, that all hiring managers need to be aware of in order to maintain a background check program that is successful, fair, and relevant.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Criminal records, Hiring, background screen, background check, criminal records search, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog

How to Set Up A Successful Background Screening Policy

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 28, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Today, the majority of companies are now utilizing background screening for hiring purposes. The term ‘background screening’ broadly encompasses criminal, drug, assessment testing, and education and employment verification.
It is integral to the success of the background check process for a company to take the time to make certain their policy for screening applicants is really helping in avoiding bad hires.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, Hiring, NAPBS, background screen, background check, 2014 hiring, wordpress blog, Good hiring practices

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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.