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What’s This About Negligent Hiring? So, it’s finally vacation time. You and your family can’t wait to get to that awesome destination and have some fun in the sun. You board the plane and take your seats, buckle up and wait to be told you’re ready for takeoff. But wait. Do you really ever think “who is flying this plane? This is a reputable airline but how do I know they have the qualifications and skills to fly this gigantic aircraft! We assume the company they work for knows; after all they “are” in the pilot seat., but did they background check the individual? Do they know his time flying planes? Is there a log that documents that? Does the airline randomly have their staff do drug and alcohol screens? Now the plane is moving and its taking off fast…...!!! [...]
The Importance and Value of Pre-Employment Background Checks Small-business owners might wonder if including a pre-employment background check during the hiring process is worth the additional time and expense. But when seriously considering a candidate for an open position, it can be very important to consider conducting a background. It can offer employers the potentially valuable benefits of: Hiring well-qualified candidates Reduced employee turnover and the related expenses Limiting exposure to claims of negligent hiring. When is the right time to conduct a background check? In general, the process should take place after initial applicant screening procedures are complete and an employer has made a conditional job offer. Once the process is underway, employers should not permit the new employee to begin working until the background check is complete. Hiring the Best Simply having a pre-employment screening program in place could [...]
Background Checks Consumer Reporting Agencies or CRA’s are often utilized by companies big and small to run their employment background screens. Background checks require potential employers to pay a small fee to find if there are any criminal records or other offences related to job applicants. They may include any findings related to arrests, court records, convictions, and any other public information. States may have different laws related to how far back a background check may go. Databases may only go back so far, so the results may not find every possible offense. A reputable screening agency will inform you of what is necessary to be in FCRA/EEOC compliance but it is up to the individual employer to make sure these procedures are followed out correctly. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) requires this signed [...]
What is the Real Cost of Employee Turnover? While cost is an important factor to consider when deciding which background checks to conduct, the price may be much higher without them. Background checks create a safer workplace, assist in hiring the most qualified candidates, reduce employee theft and mitigate the risks associated with negligent hiring. In an article by Josh Bersin he outlined factors a business should consider in calculating the "real" cost of losing an employee. These factors include: The cost of hiring a new employee including the advertising, interviewing, screening, and hiring. Cost of on-boarding a new person including training and management time. Lost productivity... it may take a new employee 1-2 years to reach the productivity of an existing person. Lost engagement... other employees who see high turnover tend to disengage and lose productivity. Customer service and errors, for example [...]