It’s tough being an employer in the 21st century. You run a business, you have to hire employees, create an effective training program for your employees to help them learn and develop, 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.
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.
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.
There are so many rules and regulations surrounding employment in the 21st century that it is sometimes difficult for many employers fully to understand them all. This is because the level of knowledge needed for jobs has never been this high so while employers are scrutinizing every part of what an applicant has submitted – whether that’s looking at their query letter format or previous experience – it’s only fair that the employers are held to this same level of scrutiny to ensure everyone is being treated fairly.
If you are not an HR manager engaged in hiring on a day-to-day basis, but simply run a small business with a need to hire a new employee only now and again, then it is very likely that you will not be fully conversant with every aspect of the law. It is very easy to make a mistake. For this reason, some small businesses may choose to outsource the hiring of employees or use the services of a local employee leasing company to find qualified and suitable employees for whatever position is needed.
As if employers didn’t have enough headaches to worry about, employee screening can be seen as yet another burden. Employers come to us seeking an outstanding employee screening service, and they work with us to create a better system of employee background checks before, during, and even after the hiring decision.