This how-to guide will help employers comply with background reference check rules in their hiring process.
It is critical to take a structured approach to checking references in order to yield useful information, increase good hires and enhance the legal defensibility of the process. This guide will help you plan and deal with the challenges in the process such as privacy, prohibited topics, misconceptions and more.
Inside the guide
- Types of reference screening practices
- Why one practice should be selected over the others
- Why using a third party could put you at greater risk for liability, if personal data is compromised
- Which candidates are appropriate targets for background checks
- What you must tell your candidates before and after the search
- Types of information you can legally request from applicants and current employees
- Best practices for conducting employment verifications, educational verifications, credit checks, criminal record checks and motor vehicle record checks
- How to use social networking websites when conducting background screenings and how to use caution when doing so
- The types of blanket policy statements concerning workers’ credit-worthiness to avoid
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Print ISSN: 1925-6248 Online ISSN: 1925-6256
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