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ANNUALS: Three Reasons Why You Should Re-Screen CURRENT Employees

Does “Bob in Bookkeeping” Have His Hand in Your Pocketbook? The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Research Department estimates that 69% of companies in the United States conduct some level of background check on new employees. As of 2012, most of these background checks are conducted after a contingent offer of employment. In 2009, “Bob in Bookkeeping” got a job for one …

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Does Your Employment Background Screening Company Need Accurate Job Applicant Data?

Are you a Hiring Manager flipping through resumes preparing to make a new hire for a current job opening?  Properly vetting a job candidate is a daunting task.  Not only do you need to look at the specific details on the job candidates resume (ie. where they’ve previously worked, term of employment, previous job titles and duties, references listed, etc),  but you will also need …

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What You Need to Know About Consent and Disclosure Forms

Consent and Disclosure For employers, the (EEOC) U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s criminal background screening guidance has created not only mass confusion, but serious hiring uncertainties on exactly how to conduct criminal background checks without significant legal risk to your organization. Using proper consent and disclosure forms during your hiring process is one crucial step to staying out of a class-action …

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Reminder: Los Angeles Ban the Box Ordinance Takes Effect January 22, 2017

In December, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law a Ban the Box ordinance called the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring that requires employers to remove questions about criminal history from job applications and restricts them from asking job applicants about criminal convictions until after a conditional offer of employment is made. The L.A. Ban the Box Ordinance is …

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MBI Worldwide’s Kim Cox Receives Advanced FCRA Certification

(Posted 1/6/17) Kim Cox, Senior Support Staff at MBI Worldwide, received her Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Advanced Certification in December 2016. The FCRA Advanced Certification Program is intended for employment background screening professionals looking to demonstrate a commitment to compliance within their organization. The Advanced Certification Program is open to everyone and is perfect for individuals in compliance or legal …

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BEGIN 2017 STRONG WITH ANNUAL RE-SCREENING OF CURRENT EMPLOYEES

Does “Bob in Bookkeeping” Have His Hand in Your Pocketbook? The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Research Department estimates that 69% of companies in the United States conduct some level of background check on new employees. As of 2012, most of these background checks are conducted after a contingent offer of employment. In 2009, “Bob in Bookkeeping” got a job for one …

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Should Mr. Burns Run An Annual Background Check on Homer Simpson?

For nearly 30 years Homer Simpson has been a big part of Sector 7-G at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. We can only assume the plant’s billionaire owner, C. Montgomery Burns did not have a very thorough background process. We’ve seen Homer involved in countless accidents, that have even resulted in the death of a co-worker. (Rest in Peace Frank …

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Three Topics To Evaluate Before Implementing the New Overtime Law Into Your Small Business

Everyone has heard about the new overtime law that was due to go into effect in early December.  Although the new overtime rules have been halted temporarily, once they do go into effect the changes will more than double the salary threshold for eligible employees and will affect about 4.2 million workers in this country. Here are a few topics that small business owners need to evaluate prior …