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Avoid Hiring Lawsuits with Background Checks: The ABC's

Posted by Susan McCullah

Feb 28, 2018 1:39:57 PM

Conducting a background check on job applicants is key in deciding on  the most qualified person who is the least risk to the workplace. However, companies must take precautions with their background screening process to make sure they are treating job seekers fairly and in a uniform manner.

Here are the ABCs of avoiding hiring lawsuits with background screening.

A: Adhere to adverse action procedures.

HR professionals must understand and execute adverse hiring procedures if they decide in whole or part to deny employment based on information obtained in a background report. Pre-adverse action letters must be sent, and then a few days (usually five or more) and a final adverse action letter is sent. Follow this every single time to avoid litigation. 

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Topics: Background screening, Hiring, Litigation avoidance

Hiring Technology Trends that HR Pros Must Understand 

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Remember when you just placed a want ad in the newspaper when you needed to hire someone?

Seasoned HR professionals have experienced a myriad of changes in hiring over the last decade, and new HR pros probably wouldn’t even recognize how we did it “back in the day.”

The changes keep coming!

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Topics: Background screening, Hiring, background checks, 2017 Hiring, hiring process

Worried About A Compliant Background Screening Process?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jan 31, 2017 9:52:21 AM

Scary scenarios are blasted over the news quite often these days. 

“Company 123 has broken "Ban the Box" rules"

"Company 456 has been sued for millions because of negligent hiring practices"

"Company 789 is liable for big bucks because their hiring practices are discriminatory"

These examples are proof that it's time to take your background check process seriously. While it may seem overwhelming to try to create and execute compliant hiring practices, all it takes is a bit of organization and education. 

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Topics: background screening company, Hiring, background check, Data Facts, background screening practices, employer compliance

Five Ways Background Screening Boosts Your Bottom Line

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jul 19, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Savvy HR professionals understand that, in business, every road eventually leads back to the all-important bottom line. While there are other tasks and initiatives that require attention, each and every employee should ultimately focus on holding and increasing company revenue and profit.

Operating with any other goal will take you off course quickly, wasting company time and money.

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Topics: Background screening, Hiring, HR Professionals, background checks

Holiday Hiring? Five Tips to Land the Best Seasonal Employees

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

When the weather turns colder, thoughts veer toward warm sweaters, boots, and the upcoming holidays. While many think of shopping, eating out, and parties, employers start gearing up for holiday hiring. According to a recent survey by Snagajob, 80% of employers plan on hiring extra help for the 2015 holiday season. 

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Topics: Background screening, Hiring, Holiday tips

Run Employers RUN! 3 Questions Background Screeners Must Answer RIGHT

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 20, 2015 9:41:10 AM

A background check is not automatically thorough and accurate, and the third party screening company you choose plays an integral role. Choosing a professional vendor for your background check reports is a key aspect of executing a safe hiring process that brings you the most qualified new employees.

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Topics: background screening company, Hiring, background check, criminal records search

The ABC's of Avoiding Hiring Lawsuits with Background Screening

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 4, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Background screening potential new hires is key in order to choose the most qualified candidate who is the least risk to the workplace. However, companies must take precautions with their background check process to ensure they are screening in a fair, consistent manner. Otherwise, you can end up being sued for negligent hiring!

Here are the ABCs of avoiding hiring lawsuits with background screening.

A: Adhere to adverse action procedures.

HR professionals must understand and execute adverse hiring procedures if they decide in whole or part to deny employment based on information obtained in a background report. Pre-adverse action letters must be sent, and then a few days (usually five or more) and a final adverse action letter is sent. Follow this every single time to avoid litigation. 

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Topics: Background screening, Hiring, Litigation avoidance

Are Your Hiring Process Safeguards As Safe As You Think?

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 3, 2015 5:24:00 PM

Question: “Do you screen job candidates by performing background checks?” 

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Drug-free workplace, Hiring, background check, Drug testing

Background Screening: Don't Choose a Vendor By Price Alone

Posted by Susan McCullah

Jul 1, 2014 10:27:22 AM

Today, most companies utilize some sort of background screening report in their hiring decisions. Whether it is a criminal records search, a drug test, or a reference check, companies are depending on the information found in a background check report to make good hiring decisions. 

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Topics: Data Facts blog, Background screening, Hiring, Good hiring practices, Data Breach

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

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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.