Steer Clear: 3 Common Employment Screening Blunders HR Should Avoid

In our extensive experience, we’ve observed three prevalent mistakes that HR teams often encounter when conducting criminal record searches:

1) Relying solely on a Google search to uncover an applicant’s criminal history, which can potentially lead to the discovery of information outside the boundaries set by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

2) Limiting the search to only local records, thereby overlooking potential criminal activity in other areas where the applicant has resided or worked.

3) Failing to conduct a criminal background check altogether, leaving the organization vulnerable to potential risks.

To gain deeper insights into effectively utilizing criminal records in the hiring process, we recommend watching this insightful video from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The video offers six invaluable tips to assist HR professionals in making informed decisions while adhering to legal and ethical standards.

When your business seeks support in various crucial aspects like employment screening, criminal background checks, adherence to FCRA regulations, drug screening, verification of education and employment history, examination of driving records (MVR), credit assessments, or validation of social security numbers, reach out to the Swailes Background Team for prompt enrollment and comprehensive assistance.

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