Category Archive: Human Resources

Nov 05

INFOGRAPHIC: The Best & Worst Jobs

Check out this infographic by numbersleuth.org, “Americans at work: Best & Worst Jobs.” At a glance, discover the pros and cons with the top 10 best jobs in the U.S. The infographic also weighs in on American work culture versus some of the the other leading nations.

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Jul 24

What a Background Check Covers (And What it Doesn’t)

The background check. It sounds intimidating, all-encompassing, legally binding and almost invasive in scope. Many people — employers or employees — never deal with them directly, and have only the vaguest ideas of what they really are or what they might reveal. In the childcare industry, though, background checks can be life-changing documents, for both …

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May 29

Top Background Screening Trends in 2012

With the increasing number of employers conducting background checks, public concerns have arisen pertaining to the method, use and fairness of such checks in potentially barring applicants from employment. We’ve compiled a list of the most significant trends that are shaping the background screening industry.

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May 23

Wearing Rose Colored Glasses

As a manager within your organization you are expected to provide leadership and direction for those employees who report to you. Likely that requirement is a key accountability in your job description, and fulfilling that mandate means that you’ll have to make decisions that impact your employees – for good or ill. Bummer. Not everyone …

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May 08

New Guidance issued by EEOC on Criminal Background Checks

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new Enforcement Guidance on use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. As a result, the new EEOC Enforcement Guidance aims to prohibit employers from using “blanket prohibitions” against hiring anyone with any kind of a criminal records, no matter how old the conviction and …

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