Background Checks, LIARs and Guns on the Job


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 bringContinue reading “Background Checks, LIARs and Guns on the Job”

Background Check Prospective Employees: A Good Idea?


Are background checks of prospective employees a good idea? Today’s HRNewsDaily Guest Voice is from Pete VanSon, CEO of Ovation Technologies. In 1993, a Kirby vacuum salesman in Texas was charged with raping a customer. Although the salesman worked for an independent distributor, Kirby was taken to court, accused of putting the customer at risk.Continue reading “Background Check Prospective Employees: A Good Idea?”

EEOC Rule Change For Background Checks


Can a youthful mistake—like a run-in with the law that occurred decades ago—keep a person from getting a job? It may not be the case, based on new guidelines for employers determined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC recently updated the official position on criminal background checks. The new policy was approved this week,Continue reading “EEOC Rule Change For Background Checks”

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