Here’s Why You Should Do Background Checks

Evil HR Lady

Do you do a background check on your executive candidates? For whatever reason, we think it’s important to double-check that the kid with fast food experience didn’t lie about his experience. But, even if reference checks aren’t important, background checks are.

What Does HR Find out in a Background Check?

Evil HR Lady

I was reading a bit about your knowledge related to employment background checks. If I sued an employer, would this come up in a background check? This information made public& is a background check in its own Right, & creates a certain barrier by this burden.

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Looking for a Job? Prepare for the Background Check

Career Alley

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on. Job Roundup – Job Reality Check.

Make Your Business Productive by Avoiding Mistakes in Background Checks

Career Alley

You may have noticed that eighty percent of the corporate companies now carry out the criminal background checks on all new appointees and most of the companies are increasing their attempts to incorporate education verification, employment history, credit history check, and other employment background testing activities. Ways to avoid common mistakes in employment checks. Neglecting ideal background check strategy.

The Power of Social Media: Violence, Platforms, Background Checks

Evil HR Lady

The Power of Social Media: Violence, Platforms, Background Checks. With increased reliance on virtual tools coupled with increasingly toxic online platforms, figuring out how to navigate through social media background checks has become a top priority. Join this webinar to learn about the latest shocking online trends and how employers are formalizing their policies with deliberate and compliant social media background checks. Sponsored Advertisement.

When are Background Checks Issued in the Hiring and Selection Process?

Workology

This means conducting background checks with employment contingent after a candidate. HR adverse action background check background checks fair credit employment act FCRA hiringIn today’s employment market, companies are competing for talent and must move quickly to make hiring decisions. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

Did I Pass My Background Check?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Did I Pass My Background Check? Many large and small employers utilize background checks to verify a candidate’s claims and to confirm that they do not have any outstanding warrants to legal troubles. Background checks have become more-and-more prevalent in recent times.

What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check?

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s not uncommon for them to conduct a background check on a potential candidate to make sure that everything is in order. Background checks can. What Can Employers Ask in a Background Check? Employer Job Search background check job hopping job search work historyNowadays, employers are more cautious than ever when they hire new staff.

Incriminating Background Check for Marketing Director

Careers Done Write

I have been interviewing and have been preliminarily offered a role, but have been asked to provide authorization for a full background check including credit report and criminal history. Dear Deb, Q. I have a few blemishes on my credit and was arrested for DUI in 1994. How do you think I should handle this situation?

“Background Check done incorrectly – anything I can do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question : I was offered a job by phone, and accepted it, pending a background check. The next day I received a phone call from the company’s HR Director in which he told me the offer was rescinded due to several items that appeared on my background check, including convictions for crimes in states I had never been to. Could I sue the background registry company? .

The “Background-Check” Provision in Offer Letters – A Risk You Should Try to Reduce

Sklover Working Wisdom

Just before the place for her to sign, her Offer Letter contained an extremely common clause, often referred to as a “Background Check Contingency.”. This offer is contingent upon satisfactory (a) drug test screening, (b) fingerprinting, (c) background check, and (d) confirmation of your ability to work in the United States.”. She went to work to complete her pending projects before her departure, and gave little attention to the “Background Check Contingency.”.

Employment Background Check Red Flags

Boomers Next Step

People get for lots of reasons. It may be because of possible employment, renting an apartment or home, or even online dating. No matter what the reason, you are trying to make sure that you can trust the person and they are who they say they are. However, if you own a business and are [.]. Careers Job News

Conducting Your Own Background Check

Boomers Next Step

If you are looking for a new job, odds are good that prospective employers who are seriously considering you will conduct a background check. With today’s technology, there’s no telling what they may learn about you — unless you beat them to it by conducting your own check on yourself. Today’s employers, especially large. Careers Employment Job interview

how do background checks work?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a question about background screenings. How does a background screening work? Do hiring managers check each university/degree listed one at a time? Companies either verify each item on the resume one at a time (contacting each employer and each school that they want to verify) or hire a background check company to do that for them.

Can I Get a Job Without a Background Check?

Career Realism

Where can I look for a career that will not have any serious backround checks and how much information do I have to give?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission. Job background check image from Bigstock. Job Search background check jobEveryone makes mistakes that could come back to bite them. However, some mistakes can make it hard to get a job.

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking ForNo one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies.

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking For

Evil HR Lady

Employment Background Checks: What They’re Really Looking ForNo one cares what Web sites you've visited, but a prospective employer does care about your judgment, public image and felonies.

How To Prepare Yourself For A Background Check

Career Realism

Though the economy has certainly been improving and there are more jobs out there, you can be quite certain that employers are going to keep up with background checks. Each year, the use of background checks is becoming more and more popular as employers are seeing what benefits they bring. In fact, if anything, background checks will start becoming more prominent and more focused as time goes on.

Pepsi and the Art of Criminal Background Checks.

HR Capitalist

million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime. Email this to people who want to use anything and everything on the background. Here's where the moderate republican comes out in me. emphasis on moderate. From the Washington Post : "Pepsi Beverages Co. has agreed to pay $3.1

5 REASONS WHY SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE NEW BACKGROUND CHECK

Call to Career

According to a representative for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 70% of recruiters are required to research candidates online. And a New York Times article states that 70% of recruiters have rejected candidates after having done an online search. So what can you expect as a job seeker? It’s a given. Recruiters will at some point research you before either contacting you for an interview or before hiring you. What will they be looking for?

4 Things You Should Know About Background Checks

Career Rocketeer

Have you already made it past the job interview and now realize that it’s time for the background check? Instead, take a look at four things to know about background checks: 1. Employers Need Permission to Conduct One Employers need your permission to have third-party agencies conduct background searches, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

my new employee ran a background check on me and asked me about what he found

Ask a Manager

Great, I have a long supervisory background, looking forward to helping in a wider capacity. Last week, during a normal conversation about a project, Scott brought up that he had done a background search on me and then asked me about an arrest on my record — an insurance snafu that led to a driver’s license snafu and when I was pulled over for a normal traffic stop in a rather conservative county, I spent a night in lock-up.

Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Undercover Recruiter

This infographic (from First Contact HR ) shows why it is always important to background check when recruiting. Background checks will outline whether candidates have the right qualifications, character and fitness for the position. Over 75% of substance abusers are employed – very dangerous if you do not background check. Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]. Infographic background check dangerous Recruiting

Can I Get A Job Without A Background Check?

Career Realism

Where can I look for a career that will not have any serious background checks and how much information do I have to give?” An employer cannot do a background check until they have your Social Security number and your permission. ” (Dawn Rasmussen) Photo Credit: Shutterstock The post Can I Get A Job Without A Background Check? Everyone makes mistakes that could come back to bite them. However, some mistakes can make it hard to get a job.

Be Careful Of Facebook When You begin Job Seeking

RedStarResume

Facebook And Your Job Application… It is estimated that over 80% of employers conduct background checks on potential candidates that they are looking to hire, and some of these background checks now include social media checks on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. Companies conduct background checks in order to try to paint an accurate picture of who you really are and to avoid negligent hiring.

new employer wants me to give notice before I’ve passed the background check

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I received a great job offer, contingent upon passing a background/credit check/drug test. I was told that the background check takes up to 10 business days (they use lexis-nexis). I have been upfront with my background (nothing major) and credit past to both my hiring manager and HR. I stated to them in an email that I could not give notice until the background check clears and I get written confirmation of this.

The Right to Be Forgotten

Workology

For companies who choose to use social media, google and the Internet as part of their background check processes, this Internet privacy protection precedent provides an entirely new can of worms to follow, and spells money and trouble for websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Yahoo. Ever wished that your late night drunken tweet didn’t get tweeted or that video of you doing unmentionables vanished into thin air? Yep, it’s the curse of the Internet.

Second Chance for Job Seekers with Good Hire

Competitive Resumes

For the last ten years Good Hire has been helping job seekers with knowing what employers see on their background checks. Unlike most company’s background checks, this humanizes the process. Services are free to job seekers, give them a sense of empowerment by making background screens to job seekers. Unique features are available to job seekers to annotate their background check. Good Hire’s “True Me” feature adds humanity to the background.

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Should Recent College Grads Care about Finding out what’s on Their Record?

Careers Done Write

You hardly even think about it when the interviewer tells you that they will be running a background check on you. You have nothing to worry about from a background screening. The above scenario is something familiar to virtually every college grad who has entered the job market recently, and almost all of the young men and women who experience this scenario have the same misguided thought process when it comes to the pre-employment background check.

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Second Chance for Job Seekers with GoodHire

Competitive Resumes

For the last ten years, GoodHire has been helping job seekers with knowing what employers see on their background checks. Unlike most company’s background checks, this humanizes the process. Services are free to job seekers, give them a sense of empowerment by making background screens to job seekers. Unique features are available to job seekers to annotate their background check. GoodHire’s “True Me” feature adds humanity to the background.

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Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

The recent rash of people faking their educational credentials on their resumes has employers doing full background checks , not just on educational credentials, but credit checks, Department of Motor Vehicles checks, drug screenings and anything else that can turn up infractions or crimes. Your best option if you have DUI’s on your record, or if you have served jail time, is to admit to it up front on a background check.

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employer wouldn’t interview me unless I authorized an invasive background check before we even talked

Ask a Manager

I left the field blank but then turned the page to find several authorizations to perform a credit check, criminal background, motor vehicle and reference checks. My understanding is that, while California is not a “ban the box” state, and the city where the company is located is not either, best practices are to present an offer, or, at a minimum, seriously consider a candidate prior to conducting background screenings.

Protect Your Reputation (or, don’t do dumb things)

Professional Resume Services

The recent rash of people faking their educational credentials on their resumes has employers doing full background checks , not just on educational credentials, but credit checks, Department of Motor Vehicles checks, drug screenings and anything else that can turn up infractions or crimes. Your best option if you have DUI’s on your record, or if you have served jail time, is to admit to it up front on a background check.

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3 Tips to Determine if Your (Future) Employees are Trustworthy

Jobacle

Career Advice employee background check employee trust trustworthy employeesPeople who are interviewing potential employees always have one single overwhelming concern: that the person across the table is out and out lying to them. There's little worse than sinking thousands of dollars in taxes, fees, training costs, and materials into an employee only to have them turn out to be a dud.

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Are Credit Checks an Effective Pre-Employment Screening Technique?

Workology

Credit checks by employers are up 6% over last year to 21% according to a 2011 report by EmployeeScreenIQ. If you’re lucky enough to score a second interview and finally the offer, you get to be subject to all kinds of checks. Background checks. Reference checks. And the looming…Credit Check. Most job seekers would tend to disagree with the use of a credit check as a way to determine if you’re fit for a job.

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Dear Potential Employer, Please Access My Social Network

Workology

Companies have been using social networking sites as a form of online background check. I coined the term Social Media Discrimination , and this my friends is another chapter in the many ridiculous ways companies are using social networks as a form of background check to disqualify candidates. Check out the AP article that inspired this post. . Social Media Best Practices for Hiring & Screening on Facebook.

Have You Looked At Your Credit Report?

Professional Resume Services

Actually, your credit is something you should be in the habit of checking several times a year. According to Workplace Fairness , it boils down to the fact that if an employer asks and gets your written permission , they can do a credit check any time after that, even if you have been employed for a while. Employment Background Checks are a fact of life in the US, so the Federal Trade Commission monitors them.

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A New Advertiser That I Know You Will Want To Check Out!

Resume Help Blog

Advertise With Us New Services Background Checks Liberty Alliance Tenant checksToday I am very pleased to introduce you to a new advertiser on the Resume Help Blog. We are very careful who we allow to advertise on our site and only accept advertisers who offer a product or service that you as the customer and.

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

Check out Part 1: As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. Social Intelligence: No Risk Employee Background Checks. Social Intelligence offers a social media and online background check program allowing for employers more comprehensive and consistent alternatives to googling or self-service social networking vetting methods. Employment Law Attorney Offers Solution for Risk and Social Media as Background Check.

Why Blockchain Technology Will Improve the Hiring Process

Undercover Recruiter

Recruiting Background checks Blockchain candidate experience Cryptocurrency CV Tips Digital IDBlockchain is a developing technology for cryptocurrencies. Without any central authority, it helps maintain an auditable ledger of transaction history on anything purchased. Basically, there’s no middle man anymore, it’s a transparent market for the transaction of goods and services without the time it takes to log transactions and the cost and labor that comes with.

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How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Many companies are unknowingly using social media as a form of a background check resulting in Social Media Discrimination. HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policySocial media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated.

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Managers are now using google and social networks as a form of employee background check. HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policyIn Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,” I discussed the myths around social media. In Part 2 , I outlined paid and unpaid social media monitoring tools organizations can use.

Part 3 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

HR Social Media employment law social media facebook firing hr background check HR policy human resource policy social media discrimination social media policies social media policyIn Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,&# I discussed the myths around social media. In Part 2 , I outlined paid and unpaid social media monitoring tools organizations can use, and in Part 3, I share some scenarios that companies and HR teams may have already encountered.