Today’s world of hiring practices can be tricky and easy to mess up. It used to be a standard to ask right away if the applicant had a criminal record, but try and do that today and you could end up in a lawsuit for discrimination.
Proving again that not all background check felonies are the same. The Las vegas sun reported that former beauty queen Katherine Rees was arrested Tuesday in Las Vegas on five new drug-related counts including felony possession of methamphetamine, according to an arrest report.
WTF is "Ban the Box"? That was the direct Twitter message I received from a small business CEO this past weekend.
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As a business leader, recruiting and retention are always in the top of management goals. According to new research from Bersin by Deloitte, U.S. companies increased their talent acquisition spending 7 percent in 2014 to nearly $4,000 per hire.
At the same time leaders are constantly looking to prevent potential hiring lawsuits (FCRA Lawsuits jump 82% 300 cases filed).
So the concept of hiring a felon may seem counter productive when speaking with your risk management team.
But hear me out.