As an employer you understand that it is wise to undertake pre-employment screening on potential employees, but those same potential employees have rights. As the employer, you have to abide by the rules of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We are an FCRA compliant background check company.
It’s tough being an employer in the 21st century. You run a business, you have to hire employees, yet if you take them at face value and work on your own gut instincts you can get yourself into a lot of trouble with the law if you get things wrong.
If you need to hire employees on a regular basis for your business an employee applicant tracking system can save you a considerable amount of time and, as a consequence, money. Our state-of-the-art applicant tracking system lets you enter your criteria for a new employee and then filters out applicants who do not meet your requirements.
Based in Pleasant Hill, Background Profiles® is technically a local Bay Area company offering employee background checks to all local businesses. However, we are not just a background check company Bay Area: we can provide employee background checks on a national basis. So no matter if your business is in Washington DC or Fairhope, Alabama we can help.
It is a fact that some 22 million Americans over the age of 12 use illegal drugs: that equates to about 9% of the total population. What that means is that if you employee about 200 people and you don’t undertake any form of drug testing, about 20 of your employees are using drugs. It could be a little more, or it might be a bit less, but that is the ball park figure.
As a US employer, it is incumbent upon you to ensure that anyone you choose to employ should be eligible to work in the US according to federal law. You must verify the employment authorization and identity of each person hired after November 6th, 1986. You also have to complete and retain a Form I-9 for every employee.
November 1, 2016 – Pleasant Hill, California. Background Profiles, an employee screening and background check service, is proud to announce an update to its information page on employee criminal background checks. These checks are an important part of any hiring process as if employers are negligent when it comes to making sure they are creating a safe space for their employees and customers, they could be contacted by someone like premises liability attorney Jeff Mehalic and have a case brought against them. The upgrade, part of a comprehensive new website, adds fresh information about this background check service for employers in many industries.
Pleasant Hill, California – October 31, 2016. Background Profiles, an employee screening and background check service at https://backgroundprofiles.com/, is proud to announce new updates to its lively blog. With employers keenly interested in the issues surrounding employee background checks and screening, the blog is a key component of the company’s outreach strategy.
October 25, 2016 – Pleasant Hill, California. Background Profiles, an employee screening and background check service, is proud to announce that the company has updated two key information pages on the timely topics of e-Verify and I-9 compliance. Under current law, many employers are required to pro-actively verify employee eligibility for work in the United States. The newly updated pages help employers educate themselves about how to outsource some of this workload to a sophisticated employee screening service.
It seems obvious that an employee background check should be carried out BEFORE hiring a new employee, but it is surprising just how many employers don’t carry out background checks before doing so. This is possibly because they consider that using the services of a pre-employment background check company is only going to increase the cost of hiring. However, the truth is that the benefits far outweigh the cost of carrying out a check.