Pre-employment screening safeguards against potential threats to you, your staff, and your company, and it is a great first step to determining whether or not a job applicant is the right fit. Verifying that the employment screening service you’re using is effective is necessary to protecting your workplace assets. To ensure your provider is screening job applicants to your standards, double check to see if your employment screening provider is doing these 3 vital things.
From California to Indiana, new employment legislation has passed and is pending. Within the past few months San Francisco has enacted a ban on asking a job applicant what their salary history is, while it is likely that the state of Oregon will soon be reducing the penalties for the possession of drugs like heroin, cocaine and meth. Ultimately, you’re going to want to keep your eyes peeled on these new employment laws.
Last year Colorado made national headlines for adopting a statewide policy allowing sales of marijuana to the general public without a medical necessity. In June 2015, Colorado made headlines again setting precedence for employers who don’t condone employees having THC, the primary chemical found marijuana, in their system.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of an employer who had terminated an employee based on medical marijuana use during non-business hours. The case took into account both the state’s legal standing on the drug as well as the plaintiff’s medical requirements and still sided in favor of the employer.
Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC), the nation’s most reputable provider of background screening to the multifamily housing industry, is pleased to announce the recent launch of a new web-based employment screening platform and upgraded packages. This new platform offers bundled services at a cost savings and al a carte options to ensure clients hire the best candidate for any position within the organization.
Through a clean, simple web-based interface, organizations can order background reports 24/7 and view all online orders, both in-process and archived. With the ability to easily manage user permission levels, the screening platform gives you control, security and privacy within the organization.