SHRM Report: Use of Background Checks in Hiring


SHRM Survey Findings: BackgroundChecking—The Use of Criminal BackgroundChecks in Hiring Decisions Do organizations conduct criminal background checks on job candidates? If they do, how often and under what circumstances? Courtesy: 2012 backgroundcheck criminal_final from shrm This study by the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 69 percent of companies claim to conduct criminal background checks onContinue reading “SHRM Report: Use of Background Checks in Hiring”

Building a Safer, Dependable Workforce Using Background Checks [Infographic]


Anyone who works in a company with a Human Resources person or department knows, HR covers a lot of ground. Most HR personnel are tasked with a wide range of responsibilities–recruitment and hiring;  compliance and benefits administration; conflict resolution, training and asset protection. One essential job of HR is safety; making sure that employees are safe and companies free from legalContinue reading “Building a Safer, Dependable Workforce Using Background Checks [Infographic]”

Can HR Be Trusted?


Today’s CareerBliss blog from BusinessInsider.com asks readers a simple question. “Whose side is HR on?” The majority of responses, many from people who refused to be identified, were that HR frequently sides with employers and not employees.

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