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5 Common Mistakes in Background Screening Applicants

The hiring process can be challenging for employers trying to get to know a potential employee and anticipate problems before a hiring decision gets made.


The latest advice on complying with new laws meant to protect privacy and fairness

resource thumbnailThe hiring process can be challenging for employers trying to get to know a potential employee and anticipate problems before a hiring decision gets made. Recent efforts to ensure that prospective employees are assessed fairly and have their privacy protected have complicated the process, making it crucial that human resources departments stay up to date on the latest advice to avoid running afoul of new rules.

There are five mistakes that employers can easily make when carrying out background screening and relying on outdated standards or what may seem like common sense. Two compliance experts from Certiphi Screening Inc. — General Counsel Alex Erlam and Director of Compliance Sadeq Khan — outline these trouble areas and offer the latest advice on how to do it correctly.