Governor Brown has recently signed a “ban the box” employment bill into law. AB 1008 further restricts California employers’ abilities to use criminal records when making an employment decision. This not only affects your employment process and job application, but this amendment also affects your denial process (if based on the applicant’s criminal history).
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.
If your company gets background information on prospective employees, it’s likely you’re covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Before you get a background screening report, the law requires that you make certain disclosures and get a prospective employee’s authorization. Is it time for a FCRA compliance check?
As a hiring manager, you know well that employment screening is one of the most effective ways to help you determine if an applicant is the right fit for your company. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, 87% of companies rely on background checks for hiring decisions. Although the benefits of pre-employment screening include an increase in employee quality and a decrease in liabilities, the advantages of pre-employment screening are short lived. As Ryan Green points out in his article, “employees with inclinations towards activities that violate company policy rely on the fact that their job will stop looking into their background once they are hired.” The solution? Annual background checks.
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.