AI and Background Screening


 

Is Background Screening ready for AI?

There’s plenty of online discussion these days regarding the merits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its use in background screening services and apps. Using predictive analysis, AI allows computers and other machines to learn through their surroundings to take on human tasks in a more produ...


FMCSA Clearinghouse


 

Mandatory Reporting for CDL drivers begins January 6, 2020

It's already time to prep for the new year! If you employ CDL drivers and haven't registered for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, it's time to check it off your to-do list. On January 6, 2020 the Clearinghouse becomes fully o...


Mandatory Arbitration Clauses



The Mandatory Arbitration Clause made headlines last year when thousands of employees walked off the job at several Google worksites across the globe. The employees were protesting the handling of workplace issues and more specifically sexual harassment claims. Under the Google employment contract, those were handled through mandatory arbitration with no ability by ...


Background Screening for Small Business Owners



If you run a small business, you understand the critical nature of proper hiring. Good employees can go a long way in making your company successful. Adversely, the bad hire can potentially have a negative effect on you, your staff, sales and more.

Use your resources wisely

When you do background checks for an open position, it can be tempting to go...


Understanding Industry Resources


-Bill Holmes - Risk Assessment Group Sales Manager

Risk Assessment Group Sales Manager Bill Holmes explains resources available in this video from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2019 Arizona Conference.

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How Long Does a Background Check Take?



When you make the decision to use background checks on new hires or job applicants (which is a great choice!), one of the questions you may ask is, “How long will this take?” The hiring process can be long depending on one’s standards, but it shouldn’t be painful or mysterious. A comprehensive check done by a professional and reliable search firm should only take about ...


Trending: Continuous Background Screening Becomes a Reality in the Workplace


-Brad Brigham, President, Risk Assessment Group

Human Resources professionals are no stranger to quickly advancing trends in technology, especially as they relate to quick and reliable data. What we were seeing as simple discussion topics just a few months ago have quickly transformed into a new p...


Failed Background Check Part 2 – Discrimination and Actionable Steps


Part 1 of our “Failed Background Check” series can be found Here.

Background information you receive from any source that may cause you to dismiss an applicant cann...


Failed Background Check Part 1 – What Happens When a Candidate Fails a Screening


When a background check returns with a problematic history about an applicant, it’s best to take a step back and fully assess the situation professionally, free of emotion and hasty decisions. As most business and HR professionals know, hiring is a complex process. It can be highly fulfilling to find the right fit, and disappointing to find red flags popping up on yo...


Background Screening Trends: Adverse Action


Human resource professionals must constantly be on the lookout for red flags throughout the hiring process. We’ve touched on many of those in past blogs in some detail. Here are a few more things to think about and share with your company:

The Adverse Action Rule:

When speaking to applicants regarding a failed background check, always mention the federally ...


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