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
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.