EmployeeScreenIQ Weekly Wrap Up: October 4, 2013
October 4, 2013
With the government shutdown this week, you could say that October has already been pretty eventful. To start this week’s Wrap Up, take a look at one of our recent blog posts, 5 Criminal Searches Every HR Professional Should Know, detailing the types of criminal background checks and best practices. We released another video in our Quick Takes video series, No Stone Left Unturned in Criminal Background Checks. Read the post here or go straight to the Quick Takes page to find out how a comprehensive criminal background check is completed. Lastly, we shared a post with best practices for a county criminal record search in Are We There Yet? How Long Should Quality Criminal Background Checks Take? For more posts, visit our blog here.
How much do you really know about criminal background checks? Whether you know a little or a lot, the best place to start the conversation is by defining the different types of criminal records searches available. And while there are some criminal record searches that are more revealing than others, they all play an important role developing a comprehensive background check. So the question is, where do you start? Read More
What components are required for a comprehensive criminal background check? It’s no longer enough to simply say that you’ve done a background check. Employers need to consider elements such as accuracy, criminal hit rate, an address history search, alias names, county criminal searches and how far back the record is found. Is your background screening provider conducting a comprehensive background check? Read More
“Are we there yet?” That was my favorite question to fire off to my parents minutes after getting in the old Electra station wagon (remember the movie Vacation?) for a road trip. That question became a recurring theme in my early twenties with the advent of the dial up modem. And now in my adult life, that question has been replaced with, “How long should it take to complete a criminal background check for employment?” Read More