If you are considering using arrest or conviction records to aid in your hiring decisions, do not do so without a reason connecting the offense to the job, and without the input of employment counsel versed on these issues.Read More
While this case was decided under Michigan law, it has implications beyond that state. As the opinion points out, there exist no cases from any jurisdiction recognizing a failure to hire claim under state common law or public policy.Read More
The survey also found that an applicant's negative credit information is not a barrier to hiring, with 80 percent of the respondents saying they hired an individual with a poor credit report.Read More
We are evaluating the benefits of background checks. Do they really work as advertised?
—Call Me Skeptical, Director, Nonprofit, Scottsdale, Arizona
No court has specifically addressed the legality of a social media background check. 'Privacy is very much a floating concept,' one expert says.
This enforcement guidance is required reading for any business that takes arrest or conviction records into consideration in any employment decision.Read More
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. Read More
Job board giant CareerBuilder listed some of the most unusual interview experiences based on an online survey of more than 3,000 employers.Read More