Background check

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US / Faulty records released by the FBI have a devastating impact on workers

“At a time when millions of America’s workers continue to struggle to find work in the aftermath of the Great Recession, many face an additional barrier—faulty records released by the FBI for use in employment and licensing decisions” write Madeline Neighly and Maurice Emsellem in Wanted: Accurate FBI Background Checks for Employment by the National … Continue reading

Job Search / Criminal record may cut your chances of getting hired by half

It’s hard enough finding a job these days without having to explain a criminal record. According to a hiring discrimination study conducted by Princeton professor Devah Pager, having a criminal record may cut your chances of getting hired by half. When researchers sent 25 young men with similar levels of job experience and education to … Continue reading

US / BMW / Federal lawsuit charges for criminal background check policy disproportionately excluding blacks

BMW Manufacturing Co.’s criminal background check policy disproportionately excluded blacks from working at the company’s facility in Spartanburg, a federal lawsuit charges. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in the complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Spartanburg, that BMW’s policy has had a disparate impact on black employees and applicants, depriving them of … Continue reading

Background checks mistakes can shut out jobs

A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management indicated that about two-thirds of employers conduct criminal background checks on all job candidates. An array of companies, which don’t have to be licensed, offer the service. Searches, though, vary in accuracy. An April report published by the National Consumer Law Center found that many … Continue reading

Equal Employment Opportunity | New rules on job seekers with criminal records

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission voted Wednesday to revise its long-standing guidance to employers on how to properly evaluate job applicants’ criminal histories in pre-employment screening. The issue became a controversy because an estimated 65 million Americans have some type of criminal record, which can make it very difficult to get a job. Researchers … Continue reading

Keep your friends close, but your prospective employees closer | Facebook, LinkedIn Used for Screening

: Social media circles can reveal a lot about a candidate. With the pervasive, worldwide adoption of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, job seekers know that the all-important first impression is potentially made well before the first interview. But just how many hiring managers browse social media profiles, and what types of … Continue reading

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