“The overarching takeaway from this survey is that employers seem to be screening and hiring candidates in a responsible, acceptable and legally compliant fashion,” said Nick Fishman
Morris will present, “Caution Ahead: Navigating the New HR Minefield of Recruiting and Screening Laws” for HR.com’s virtual conference, Online Staffing and Sourcing. It’s not too late to register for this free event, so take a few moments to sign up today.
New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Minnesota and Michigan are all considering new bills for statewide bans on the practice of asking applicants to check a box on their job application indicating whether they have a criminal conviction.
Engel’s bill would make it illegal for employers to ask job applicants and employees for passwords to access their social networking sites and email accounts.
Once the process moves to the screening phase, have someone other than the employment decision-maker do the screening, advises Jason Morris, president and COO of EmployeeScreenIQ in the Cleveland area. “Create a firewall between this person and the decision-maker,” he said, particularly if the screening will involve social media sites.
From criminal records searches to social media, the hottest issues in the background screening industry take center stage in “Quick Takes,” an entertaining and informative new video series from EmployeeScreenIQ debuting this week.
Please note that all courts in Washington DC will be closed on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in observance of Emancipation Day. Courts will reopen on April 17, 2013.
Please note that all courts in the state of Massachusetts will be closed on Monday, April 15, 2013 in observance of Patriots’ Day. Courts will reopen on April 16, 2013.
Quick Takes is an original video series from EmployeeScreenIQ, blending together bits of experience and expertise from our background screening experts.
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