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Compliant Background Screening and your Employment Program

If it’s worth saying, it’s worth repeating . . .
and then backing that up with a link to a great article we found!

Performing compliant, accurate background screening helps minimize risk to your company and your employees by confirming candidates are who they say they are, while at the same time maximizing your ability to hire and retain strong, capable employees for the long run.

But keep in mind that above all, when you perform background screening through a company that is in the business of gathering and reporting background records and verification information (like A-Check Global), you as the employer must ALSO do your part to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Why such focus on the compliance of background screening?

We can’t make it any clearer than to say failure to comply with FCRA requirements will surely expose you to the risk of expensive and ongoing litigation. It’s important to regularly review your program for:

  • Adherence to FCRA requirements for Disclosure and Authorization forms
  • Compliance with permissible purpose and to what extent information can be used
  • Non-discriminatory consideration for all candidates
  • And confirmation that the Consumer Reporting Agency you use (like A-Check Global) also maintains compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Got a minute? Here’s a great read:

We found an excellent article detailing compliance requirements and the utilization of background checks by employers.

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If you have questions about your current screening program, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact A-Check Global here to get started.

Resist The Power Of The Dark Side: Compliance Best Practices For A Highly Scrutinized Background Check Process

Resist The Power Of The Dark Side: Compliance Best Practices For A Highly Scrutinized Background Check Process

Webinar Details:

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Summary

Enter 2016 armed with the knowledge you need to keep your employment screening process compliant with federal, state and local laws. You are cordially invited to join A-Check Global for a one hour webinar providing a regulatory overview of the highly scrutinized consumer reporting process.

This webinar qualifies for (1) one hour of HR Certificate Institute (HRCI) Credits for those who attend.  Continue reading “Resist The Power Of The Dark Side: Compliance Best Practices For A Highly Scrutinized Background Check Process”

Drug Screening and Marijuana Legalization

Drug Screening and Marijuana Legalization

Should I continue to test my applicants for marijuana?

Across the nation marijuana laws are changing rapidly. Since California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, public perception of the drug for recreational and compassionate use has also been shifting quickly.
Since California’s legalization vote, voters and legislatures in twenty-two additional states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for compassionate use. Four of these states have also decriminalized marijuana for recreational use.
Questions concerning the efficacy of marijuana for medical purposes, or the economic impact of legalizing the drug for recreational purposes could be raised in regards to legalization, but in the world of human resources and talent acquisition only one question really matters: Should I continue to test my applicants for marijuana?

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Save Time & Money: Improving Efficiency in Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Save Time & Money: Improving Efficiency in Pre-Employment Drug Testing

Webinar Info
Date: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Time: 10am PST (1pm Eastern) 

A-Check Global and Premier Biotech present a 1 hour webinar plus Q&A. We covered best practices in Point of Care Testing, saving time and money in the process, innovative ways to conduct your pre-employment drug tests and impactful case studies.

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Join A-Check for a Complimentary Educational HR Luncheon: Best Practices for a Compliant Background Screening Process For Nevada Employers

Join A-Check & AppleOne Employment Services for a Special Complimentary Luncheon Presentation: “There’s No Place Like Work: Best Practices for a Compliant Background Screening Process For Nevada Employers”
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