5 Employment Screening Tips and Best Practices for Employers

In 2018, many employers have come to the conclusion that utilizing background screening to evaluate job candidates and current employees is essential. Organizations have realized background screening done right, can deliver highly relevant information on an individual that can greatly assist an employer in making an important hiring decision.

However, employers also must remember that maintaining a background screening program that is not comprehensive with the information it pulls, or cuts legal corners, is a recipe for trouble. Many governmental agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or legislators at every government level, are continually monitoring the background screening legal landscape for non-compliant behavior or passing new laws that affect the entire industry and the organizations they serve.

That’s why following established background screening best practices is vital for organizations. Best practices can be a road map to help organizations comply with laws and receive a fair and balanced view of an applicant’s background.

Here are our 5 employment screening tips for any employer to consider and follow:

  1. Have a screening policy and put it in writing
  2. Comply with legal guidelines
  3. Apply consistent screening methods for each job position
  4. Establish criteria to evaluate background check results
  5. Conduct regular background screening program audits

To see these 5 tips in more detail, read our brief whitepaper on the subject:

5 Employment Screening Tips (Best Practices for Employers)

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