EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up: April 26, 2013
April 26, 2013
It’s been a couple weeks since our last Weekly Wrap Up and if you haven’t stopped by in awhile, our blog has been exploding with news this week. With that, it’s essential that you check out this week’s wrap up for a brief summary. Since our first Quick Takes video was released, we posted a blog with additional information on the issue at hand, ban the box. In addition, we released the April issue of By The Way, our monthly compliance resource, with articles by our VP of Compliance & General Counsel, Angela Preston. Our headline story for this issue, Modern Day Blacklisting? Retail Databases Under Scrutiny discusses retailers use of databases to find information on internal workplace theft-and the downfalls of this practice. Check out additional articles here. We also posted a roundtable video, Is the Media’s Portrayal of our Industry Fair?: Accuracy in Background Checks, focusing on the recent assessment of the background screening industry in the news and media. For additional posts, visit our blog page.
Ban the box is just a catchy way of saying that various states, municipalities and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wants to eliminate the option on a job application where employers ask if the candidate has ever been convicted of a crime. An ongoing debate for a while, we decided it would be a great topic to discuss in the first video release in our Quick Takes Series. Read More
Our April issue of BTW focuses on the recent discovery that retailers have been using a database with information on internal employee theft. As Angela explains, not all of the information in the database is accurate and can potentially hurt employees, as this database should not be a replacement for an employment background check. Find out why these databases are ineffective in Angela’s post, Modern Day Blacklisting? Retail Databases Under Scrutiny. Read More
In recent months, one trending topic has been the accuracy of background checks, as portrayed by the media. One of our panelists, Jason Morris, president of ESIQ, poses the question, “Are the recent assessments of our industry by the media fair?” Our panelists had much to say on this issue, so I will highlight a few points. Read More