A bad hire is extremely costly especially for executives and other high-level professionals, one executive said. It really pays for companies to check references.Read More
Despite increasing regulations, more companies are performing background checks, and advances in technology have made them more accessible to small and midsize employers
Use of background information can disproportionately affect people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds, along with gender. This could expose an employer to liability.Read More
This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.Read More
What do recruits want most today? Is money still the key factor or is professional development more important? It's sometimes hard to tell what we should tout.
—Inquiring Mind, manager, consumer products, Sri Lanka
Medical-related inquiries by employers are complicated and rife with risk. To ensure full compliance with the law, do not include questions about family histories in these examinations.Read More
Perhaps one solution to this crisis is for Congress to engage in some simple oversight over the agencies that enforce our various laws, including the EEOC. $751,942.48 in taxpayer money is a costly investment to chase a fool's errand.
Is there a secret to recruiting people with leadership skills?
—Need a Formula, finance/insurance/real estate, Naperville, Illinois
Where can I find information on the average number of applicants who do not pass background checks? About 3 percent of our applicants fail, and I want to see how we compare to other large employers.
—Screen Test, recruitment manager, hospitality, Atlanta