Whether you’ve noticed the pumpkin spice flavor takeover or the premature Christmas decoration displays, it’s easy to see that the holiday season is fast approaching. Being only a few months away from the mad Christmas rush, businesses are starting to feel the pressure to prep for the holidays. As you make the moves to hire additional holiday staff, or expand later next spring, take the time to review your pre-employment screening practices and determine which service will best help you screen the influx of entry-level staff.
If you haven’t already heard— CIC™ will be exhibiting at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) 2017 Education and Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22 & 23rd!
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has released new regulations that would greatly affect California employers. Parts of the FEHC’s new regulations differ from current Federal regulations (like the consideration of marijuana convictions). The following guidance has been released from Anthony J. Oncidi and Jeremy M. Mittman at Proskauer Rose LLP:
From enforcing “Ban the Box” regulations on Los Angeles employers to potentially prohibiting Texan counties and cities from enacting “Ban the Box” legislation, passed and proposed legislation has, for the most part, favored the movement. While the federal Fair Chance Act has been halted since it was proposed in 2015, many states, cities, and counties have enacted their own “Ban the Box” legislation this year.
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.
On September 25-28, 2016, CIC™ will be participating in the Multifamily Exchange Fall Show and hopes to see you there! The event promises to “change the way purchasing executives source new products and build relationships with vendors” and will take place in Palm Beach, Florida.
Our Vice President, Dan Firestone, CAS, will be attending and is “very excited to be participating in this fall’s Multifamily Exchange. We look forward to showing the property management attendees the products and services CIC has to offer which streamline the rental applicant process.”