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Survey: 37% Use Social Media to Check Candidates

April 18, 2012
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Thirty-four percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals said they found information on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate.
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Lagging Economy Aside, Interviewees Say the Darndest Things

February 24, 2012
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Job board giant CareerBuilder listed some of the most unusual interview experiences based on an online survey of more than 3,000 employers.
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Pepsi Settles EEOC Charges of Racial Bias in Screenings for $3M

January 12, 2012
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Under Pepsi's former policy, job applicants who had been arrested pending prosecution were not hired for a permanent job even if they had never been convicted of any offense.
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Best Practices for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

December 7, 2011
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From the National Employment Law Project's guide Criminal Background Checks: A Best Practices Guide for Employers:
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Background-Check Tool Keeps Tabs on Sex Harassment Cases

December 1, 2011
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Since mid-2010, the latest technology tool by ebosswatch.com has been nearly as popular among human resources and hiring managers as it has been with job seekers.
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California Laws Bar Credit, E-Verify Checks of Most Employees

October 12, 2011
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On the federal level, observers cited an October hearing by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as a warning that employers should brace themselves for such legislation.
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Legal Experts Stress That Social Media Background Checks Create Risks

May 5, 2011
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Performing an Internet search on a job applicant is akin to interviewing them, according to a lawyer who spoke at a session on social media at the annual Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. conference in Vancouver.
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