You still have one week left to register for our upcoming webinar with IBM Kenexa on best practices for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program.
As a consumer who has also worked in the background check industry for 14 years, I cringe on behalf of job applicants when I read stories about employment background checks that find the "wrong man." It seems to happen often that a background check finds inaccurate negative information because the background check was not thoroughly completed to get the most accurate information available. To give more insight into these types of situations, I wanted to provide additional information on best practices in the background check process that typically prevent this type of misidentification from happening.
When it comes to background checks, regulations are an undeniable and unavoidable reality. In order to steer clear of costly and unwanted complications, employers need to be properly educated on the ever-changing employment laws. In 2015, new regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pertaining to background screening made national headlines on an almost-daily basis. So, what can we expect in 2016? We’ll see a continuation of the hiring regulations that changed the face of employee screening last year.
Curious about what happened in the world of compliance last year? 2015 was a busy year with major changes impacting hiring processes across the country – from E-Verify, to Ban the Box, to Drug Testing.
Accurate Background and IBM Kenexa have teamed up on an upcoming best practices webinar for creating positive candidate experiences while also supporting your FCRA compliance program.
New York City's Ban the Box legislation the "Fair Chance Act," which went into effect this past October, prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant's arrest or conviction record until after a conditional offer of employment is extended. One of the requirements of this act, the Article 23-A Evaluation Form, must be provided to the applicant by the employer. The form has since been updated and you can find the latest version here.
A bad hire can be an expensive mistake for a business to make, but this can be avoided with a background screening program. Hireology recently published an infographic with Accurate Background providing best practices for background screening. The infographic provides both background search and compliance tips to help businesses implement a thorough, compliant screening program. Check out the infographic here.
Over the past few years, a number of high-profile lawsuits have targeted companies for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act (‘FCRA”) and that number is continuing to increase. Accurate Background's latest FCRA Best Practices white paper and corresponding infographic cut through the complexities and provide employers with four easy to understand guidelines for complying with FCRA.
We recently hosted a free webinar I-9 webinar with Compliance expert, Montserrat Miller. Missed it? Don't worry, we are providing a recording of the webinar for free!
Our upcoming free webinar with Montserrat Miller of Arnall Golden Gregory has been approved for one hour of HRCI credit. Ms. Miller is an attorney and respected thought leader in background screening compliance and I-9 and E-Verify matters.