The pre-employment screening industry is contantly evolving in response to corporate needs. In 2013, we are seeing some trends emerge that will impact how background checks are ordered and how background checks will significantly impact the hiring process.
As of this blog post, there are 319 million people living in the United States.
With so many people living here, it stands to reason that some folks share the same name and date of birth. This is certainly true for people with common names, but even some people with unique names share these traits as well.
Feeling stupid at work: A strong sense of embarrassment and regret, triggered when a colleague or supervisor discovers your foolish decision or moronic act that has (or could have) harmed your company and/or jeopardized its reputation.
Sometimes we make such decisions. If we have a forgiving boss, we will learn a very tough lesson and avoid making that same mistake twice. Of course, it would have been so much better if we had full knowledge up front to prevent the mistake and avoid feeling stupid in the first place.
Precise Hire & HR Virtuoso Host Event Supporting SafeHaven
The event, which was well attended by clients, business allies and friends from the D/FW, also provided a stage for HR Virtuoso to introduce a new web-based short-form application for Read More
New Texas Law Limits Negligent Hiring Liability
Texas has a new law that limits the liability of employers hiring persons with criminal convictions. Under its protections, employers are insulated from liability for negligent hiring or failing to adequately supervise when they hire individuals with criminal convictions, with certain exceptions. Signed by Governor Perry on June 14, H.B. 1188 is effective immediately.
LOS ANGELES (CN) – Los Angeles Superior Court will lay off 177 employees today as the largest trial court in the nation deals with a $84 million budget shortfall.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature this week worked out a deal for a balanced budget. But the cuts to court jobs and services show the aftershocks of the 2008 financial crisis still reverberate through the courts – and that California still has some ways to go.
Contra Costa Docket Changes
Case information routinely comes from computer printouts in Contra Costa County. The clerks conduct the searches (no public index) and print out case data for any possible case(s) found. Until now, the case details were fairly complete.
Urgent Call To Action!
We have just been informed that the California State Budget Conference Committee is set to convene THIS Friday to considerenactment of a mandatory $10 search fee for public court records in California. It’s a serious effort that if passed will have a substantial increase on background screening costs. So if you do business in California, or if you need to access public court records in California, we strongly urge you to write a short letter of opposition to this proposed fee increase.
UK Education Verifications HEDDed in Right Direction
With the rising threat of diploma mills helping perpetrate resume fraud in the United Kingdom, a new education verification service was born in June 2012.