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.
We were recently awarded #1 background check company in the nation based on our customer service, and it made us look at the trends over the past 20 years and celebrate the fact that finally, customer service is the number one reason employers love or hate their background check provider. Initially, much attention was given to the technology side of things.
According to a press release From The EEOC, The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Your hiring process is like a fine tuned, well-oiled engine. The gears begin churning as you identify that you have a vacancy, making sure to cross your T’s and dot your i’s on developing the position description. You plan out how you’re going to recruit and then put the plan into action. Submission after submission begin to roll in as you gather and review applicant's information and create a list of your interview prospects. Through this, you generate a series of questions hoping to gain the best and most qualified job applicant to join your workforce.
It’s no BIG secret that today’s job market is tough. As an employer you know how it is when a position opens within your company, there is a flood of resumes that come in and the real work begins. Countless hours going through them looking for something that catches your eye and screams out "ME, I'm the perfect candidate for this position!" But what about those hilarious resumes that make you scratch your head and think "am I seriously reading this right now?"