The recent death of New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia, shot while on duty, serves as a grim reminder that certain jobs come with inherent risks.
Category: Reference & Background Checks
Reference checking and background checking are critical (but not easy) parts of the recruiting process. Legal pitfalls abound, especially with discrimination, privacy, and third party participation.
Soft skills and emotional intelligence are required to succeed in many of today’s most in-demand positions, yet the focus when recruiting for these jobs is often elsewhere.
Yesterday we learned that drug use in the workplace or by workers is at a 12-year high, and we began to explore what recruiters can do with that information.
A recent analysis by Quest Diagnostics shows that workplace drug use is higher than it has been in 12 years. What does that mean for recruiting? Let’s find out.
A recent incident in Orange County, Fla., where a former employee entered the workplace and fatally shot five people before turning the gun on himself, has HR professionals again discussing how acts like these can be prevented. One issue that frequently comes up is the possible link between hiring and workplace violence. But does such […]
Have you ever thought about why companies take so long to decide which candidate to hire for a position? Well, background checks are a key part of that process, and studies show they are worth it.
It can be hard to tell a real degree from a diploma mill degree, says expert Jason Morris. All recruiters should beware. Morris, who is president of EmployeeScreenIQ in Cleveland, Ohio, started his discussion of background checking with a review of his degrees. His résumé lists three, a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State, a […]