Criminal Background Check

3 HR Mistakes in Background Checks

In our experience, there are 3 mistakes HR teams commonly make in criminal record searches:

1) Google the applicant (and God forbid) finding a criminal record outside of the law (FCRA)

2) Searching only local records and missing other areas of residency or work

3) Not doing a criminal check at all!

Take a look at this brief video from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which highlights 6 really helpful tips for using criminal records in the hiring decision.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZQCr1dSW-M&feature=youtu.be