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Posts Tagged "Employment Screening"

Check Out Social Media without Understanding the Risks

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com Many human resource professionals rely on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to find and recruit promising potential hires. According to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 77 percent of companies…

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Perform Individualized Assessments – Screening Potential Employees

 by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com If you get results that are unsettling to you should consider performing a personal assessment. Inform the candidate of the results and inquire further about the results. Once you have gained more insight to the…

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Have a No Criminal Record Policy – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com Fair employment laws require that you only make hiring decisions based on role-related and business-necessity criteria. Therefore, you should avoid bright line policies, such as refusing to hire anyone with any type of criminal record….

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Take a Lackadaisical Approach – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com If someone refers a friend or it is a friend of a friend you can sometimes be tempted to let an individual slide by without a complete background check, or to overlook a certain aspect…

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Have a Written Policy – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com All companies should have a written document outlining their screening process. This helps prevent legal issues and allows candidates to clearly understand the company’s requirements. The policy should include how the checks are conducted, what…

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Complete the Proper Background Check to the Job – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com You as an employer have an obligation under EEOC guidelines to ensure the type of background check you use matches the risk and responsibilities of the position and that the factors used to judge the…

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Applicant Consent – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The first and most important step in employment screening is to obtain applicant or employee consent. You must make applicants aware that they will be subject to an employment background check, and the candidate/employee must…

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Run a Check without Permission – Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The first thing you need to know about background checks is that they can’t be done without the candidate’s permission. Employers are required to inform job seekers that they intend to perform a background check…

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12 Things We Recommend You Do and Not Do When Screening Potential Employees

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com The employment screening business is something of a moving target as new rules and regulations are surfacing that makes it more important than ever to understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer when it…

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Top 5 Things Property Managers and Landlords Need To Do

by Joe Killinger CEO, theRRD.com Property managers & landlords must ensure their property is performing well financially and has great tenants & employees. The following are 5 must-dos that you should keep in mind for your asset: Know your market –…

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