The holiday season is in full swing in America. It's a time for family and joy, but no matter the festive atmosphere, employers and even volunteer organizations have to keep on guard for unsuitable job applicants by using background checks. That notion is only further entrenched after an animal shelter in Illinois found out in 2017 that their "fill in Santa" was a registered sex offender.
We all know what a stock broker is, but what about a data broker?
Advances in technology have allowed us to collect and store data at an unprecedented rate. It's not just numbers that are being housed in ever-expanding databases, personal information is too. The influence big data plays in the current digital age has also prompted some to try harnessing these capabilities for commercial gain. Data brokers are becoming more common and more powerful, but as their profile increases, so does the pressure coming down from the federal government.
The war for talent is as hot as it has ever been, and in this low unemployment state, every single step in the recruiting and hiring process counts. Ensuring a smooth hiring process, starts with attracting talented candidates and organizing HR logistics. Employment verification, background checks and other necessary aspects are just as important to growing the workforce and HR professionals should have everything lined up and ready to go for a successful recruiting process.
DHS Homeland Security Investigations plan more audits this year
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According to ICE's own press release, more than 5,200 businesses around the country have been served a notice of inspection (NOI) this calendar year. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) the team responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance continue, stating they intend to increase the NOIs even more, to "create a culture of compliance among employers."
What does that mean for you as an employer? Well, you should be prepared for an ICE Audit. If you're wondering what exactly that entails, read on!
A rash of class action lawsuits is forcing employers to defend their background check disclosure and authorization forms. The current focus is on disclosure forms that include extraneous information. Here’s what you need to know to lessen your risk of a potential multi-million dollar class action lawsuit.