This Week in Background Checks: Week of 10/13/08
October 17, 2008
Have you missed TWIB Notes? Okay, pretend you did. Sorry we haven’t done this in a while. October usually brings a heavy travel schedule and this year has been no different. So let’s catch up with some highlights from employeescreen University over the past couple weeks.
- The FTC “Red Flag” Guidelines take effect November 1, 2008. Among those affected are any employers who conduct background checks. So if you are actually reading this post, this probably means you. We just recorded at Webinar with labor and employment attorney Pam Devata of Seyfarth Shaw which describes what these guidelines are and how you can get in compliance. The Free Webinar can be downloaded at http://university.employeescreen.com/white_papers
- The Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed California Assembly Bill #2918 which would have severely restricted employers’ use of credit reports when conducting background checks in California. This was a surprising turn of events and a big win for the states’ employers.
- HR Technology Conference (Discussed in Podcast version of TWIB Notes)
- ASHHRA Conference (Discussed in Podcast version of TWIB Notes)
- NAPBS Mid Year Meeting (Discussed in Podcast version of TWIB Notes)
- BNHRA Speaking Engagement– On October 23rd, I will be speaking on Top Technology Trends in Background Checks
- ERE Fall Expo– We will be exhibiting October 29th and 30th
- We recently conducted a study which revealed the nearly 10% of job applicants falsify their academic credentials
- As a follow up to the study we published our internal resource to identify known diploma mills. This resource can be downloaded at our white paper site
- employeescreenIQ has recently announced a strategic alliance with applicant tracking solutions provider, myStaffingPro as a pre-integrated solution
Okay, that’s all we’ve got for this installment. Check out the podcast version of these TWIB Notes below.