The Complete Reference Checking Handbook: The Proven (and Legal) Way to Prevent Hiring Mistakes

The Complete Reference Checking Handbook: The Proven (and Legal) Way to Prevent Hiring Mistakes

The Complete Reference Checking Handbook: The Proven (and Legal) Way to Prevent Hiring Mistakes

The Complete Reference Checking Handbook: The Proven (and Legal) Way to Prevent Hiring Mistakes

Synopsis

"The original edition of The Complete Reference Checking Handbook provided managers, small company owners, and human resources professionals with all the tools and information necessary to reduce screening time, identify underqualified or potentially problematic employees, and get honest and accurate information from references, all while staying within legal boundaries and avoiding charges of discrimination. Now fully updated and expanded, this second edition remains the best resource for getting information about job candidates. The book includes all the relevant material from the original, as well as new chapters on:

• Searching public records, including criminal, workers comp, driving, and other records

• Spotting criminals and other serious troublemakers

• The importance of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

• Areas to avoid in background checking, and much, much more"

Excerpt

Because of the terrorist events in 2001, more employers are now conducting background checks, fingerprinting new hires, and stepping up security measures that go well beyond what they have been doing in the past, if in fact, they were doing any type of checking at all. Trucking companies are lobbying Congress to give them full access to nationwide criminal databases to check the background of drivers. Airport officials are calling for the fingerprinting of all employees. and a push is on to make it easier for private energy companies to carry out criminal background checks on all their workers.

More companies, not only those in security-sensitive industries, are checking out employees because they want their clients and other employees to feel safe. However, companies may find themselves facing new hurdles in their rush to check workers. For example, the Fair Credit Reporting Act has specific guidelines that employers must now follow when checking out a potential employee’s background when using a third party to provide them with information. in addition, checking out a person’s criminal history can be a complicated and time-consuming process because the laws regarding information released vary in all fifty states.

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