Social Media Screening - It's here to stay

Social Media Screening - it's here to stay

Recently, we started a conversation about social media and whether it should be a tool used for screening applicants. The comments were excellent and well thought out, and we appreciate hearing from you.

Our research shows that social media screening is here to stay. Companies are being held ac...

What do You Think about Social Media Screening for Your Candidates?

What do You Think about Social Media Screening for Your Candidates?

It’s become increasingly common for bad behavior to be caught on camera, with instant and wide-reaching reactions in the court of public opinion. And whether a person is on the job or not, employers are often pulled into the fray. It’s not uncommon to see busin...

Zoom Meeting Protocol and Professionalism

Zoom Meeting Protocol and Professionalism

With social distancing and remote work continuing to be the new norm, Zoom and other online meeting apps are becoming standard ways to do business. That includes job interviews. While it can be a little more challenging to make a good impression, for both interviewer and interviewee, from a compute...

Navigating Compliance Webinar Recording

Recorded April 23, 2020 While Courts across the country are closed, hiring continues, leaving open many questions about compliance for HR Professionals. Risk Assessment Group, in partnership with Snell & Wilmer law offices created this informative session on compliance in today's environment.


Do Volunteers Need Background Checks

Do volunteers Require Background Checks?


Background Checks for Volunteers

Background screening is increasing in use- not just in the private sector, but also in the public and nonprofit world. There is simply too much at stake for a company not to take precautions with po...

Steps to a Background Check


What Are the Parts to a Background Check?


Why Perform Background Checks?

Background checks on prospective employees serve many purposes. First and foremost, they verify the skills and experience necessary to perform the tasks detailed within the job description. But they also ser...

Department of Transportation Checks

What Employers Should Know About DOT testing

DOT Testing is a program through the U.S. Department of Transportation that checks for drug and alcohol use in those employed in safety-sensitive jobs as they pertain to transportation. Trucking, aviation, railways and even shipping fall within t...

Applicants: How ‘clean’ is your social media? It matters now more than ever.

How ‘clean’ is your social media? It matters now more than ever.


It’s no secret that our world is becoming increasingly digital, but between the current surge of employees working remotely, the growing amount of time most of us have to kill and the desire to stay connected with ...

Social Media and Screening Recruits

Social Media and Screening Recruits


Social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even LinkedIn have become popular hunting grounds for employers doing research on potential job candidates, and with the increased amount of time many people are spending online there’s more c...

Why Accreditation Matters

Why Accreditation Matters


In one of our early 2020 posts, we discussed the many items to evaluate when  choosing a background scr...

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