Background checks aren’t just for the government, employers and landlords any more. Now homeowners associations are getting into the background check act. The Clarion-Ledger from Clarion, Mississippi reports the following.
A new development in Jackson requires criminal background checks for its potential residents. And a set of tony subdivisions building country French- and European-style homes in […]
Just when you were thinking that big, sophisticated, organizations have so many resources that they don’t have background check problems, you catch sight of an article in the Washington Post with the title: “Clinton Campaign Cites Flawed Background Check.” Here’s the core of the article.
A spokesman for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign yesterday blamed […]
Sam Paris is a professional background checker who contracts out to large companies. There’s an article about him and his views of reference checking today in Mass High Tech. You’ll need a subscription to read the story that’s titled “Lie Detection.” If you don’t have a subscription, here are some of the interesting and […]
Texas business columnist Dave Beck just wrote a piece for the San Antonio Express-News headlined: “Watch for ‘red flags’ when hiring.” Here’s the lead.
The rewards of smart hires are generally well-known. Longer retention, reduced turnover, increased employee satisfaction and morale, and decreased human resources costs are a few of the more obvious benefits. Less […]
Tara Muck wrote a fine article for the Northwest Arkansas Morning News about the changing nature of the job search. The title is “Who Are You?” Here’s a clip.
Background checks are becoming a staple of the hiring process conducted by companies big and small. The importance boils down to risk management — stopping a […]
If you watch this space and read the news, you might think that everyone is ramping up their use of background checks in hiring. You’d be wrong. An example of someone who’s resisting the trend is Steve Mangan, general manager of Indiana Memorial Union Dining Services at Indiana University.
In a story titled, “Hiring practices might […]
Lots of organizations begin an aggressive or comprehensive background check program because of something that happens to them. A violent attack or a charge of sexual misconduct or theft against an employee provides a wake-up call and the organization starts or improves a program of background checks.
The case at the University of Colorado is […]
A story titled “New rules expand background checks” on Kentucky.com picks up information off the Knight Ridder newswire about the increased use of background checks by AmeriCorps. Here’s a quote from the article.
Senior citizens and others participating in the help-your-neighbor AmeriCorps program will now submit to background checks before getting certain assignments, under new federal […]
Two recent news stories highlighted for me just how interesting and strange the world of job hunting and background checks can be in this Digital Age. First there was story on MSNBC that underlined something that I think we all know: employers use online search engines like Google and social networking sites like MySpace to […]
The trend to do background checks for all employees is spreading in government. Recently two counties in different states joined the bandwagon.
Montgomery County, Texas, just north of Houston, and Lee County, Florida are two of the most recent converts to the “check ‘em all” movement. There are two big reasons why more and more government […]
A survey by a Connecticut-based strategic planning consulting firm found that more big companies are using outside services for criminal background checks and pre-employment credit checks than ever before. The firm surveyed companies in Connecticut and New York about their recruiting practices. Here’s what they found.
Of the 73 organizations in Fairfield County and the metropolitan […]