As the debate over gun control rages, some observers believe letting employees carry guns to work is the answer.
Any employer considering guns at work should have a good background check policy in place first.
In the aftermath of several high-profile workplace shootings, some observers think the answer is arming employees, or allowing workers to bring guns to the job.
Not every employer will accept an armory at the office is the answer. However, before any business even considers allowing guns in the workplace, first they had better have a policy of full and extensive background checks on all employees in place.
Human resources need LIARs
In human resources, the best approach is LIARs—“Look Into All References.”
In today’s job environment, job seekers have to hit the ground running. And human resources are always trying to stay one step ahead, to get to the truth about candidates.
One of the first things a job seeker usually does will be to try to clean up their social networking profiles; they will be frantically deleting embarrassing photos, offensive language and information that could make judgment and character an issue with employers.
They hope and pray that this will be enough to protect their online reputation from mistakes that should rightly be buried. Unfortunately, that may not be enough.
Human resources departments now look a little deeper than just a social media footprint when recruiting and hiring job candidates. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers now have the right to request consumer and credit reports before hiring you, even as a contract employee.
What things will a human resources department see when they perform a credit check on you?
In this infographic from LawQA.com, there is now a better answer. It shows you exactly what is and is not counted in these consumer and credit reports, as well as background checks.
Some things they won’t get in these reports:
Medical or health records
Information, such as taxes and collections, from seven years ago or more (however, that does not include criminal records—they will appear in most background checks!)
Even though, this leaves an enormous chunk of data in the hands of potential employers! Many of this data can be used to make the hiring decision. In a recent report from CBS News, human resources pros often look for five pieces of information from background checks or similar credit and consumer reports:
By reading this infographic carefully, you can learn exactly what information a human resources department can obtain on you. You can also perform a background check on yourself (Ovation Technologies provides a criminal background check for only $20!), checking for mistakes, erroneous information and other things that can be corrected, before it is too late!
How can you be sure what is in your records is accurateand correct?
Protect your reputation today with your own background check. It’s not only good to know what others—such as possible employers—will discover, but it will give you an opportunity to fix any serious errors.
This infographic from Ovation Technologiesoutlines how a criminal background check can reveal various errors, the same problems that occur in a credit report.
But there is a difference; in the case of a criminal report, serious errors could send you to JAIL! Arm yourself with the truth; knowledge of what exactly is in your background.
Ovation Technologies Announces Partnership with SimplyHired and a New Personal Background Check Feature for Job Seekers
Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
Tampa Bay based software company, Ovation Technologies, announced a partnership with SimplyHired that makes it easier for employers to advertise jobs through the Ovation hiring tool.
Ovation helps businesses create professional job posts that attract applicants and then post them to social networks and job boards. It also simplifies the selection process by ranking incoming candidates according to suitability so the best ones stand out.
Ovation actually makes hiring fun!
Job posts powered by SimplyHired.com gives Ovation users the option to reach an even wider range of potential job candidates in order to find the best fit for openings. SimplyHired.com joins Indeed.com and Monster.com and others as job board options for businesses using Ovation.
Personal Background Checks for Job Seekers
Ovation Technologies also announced that a new feature for job seekers. Personal Background Check is a feature that allows job seekers to run their own personal background screens to discover what employers see when running these checks.
Erroneous background results can cost candidates a job, so the new Personal Background Check option from Ovation Technologies gives job seekers an opportunity to find and fix mistakes. These checks can also help pinpoint identity theft issues, so job candidates will have no reason to worry about what employers are seeing when running a background check.
A recent study by SHRM revealed that 70% of employers check backgrounds; shouldn’t you know what they are seeing?