Category Archives: Pre-employment screening

How to Conduct Pre-employment Screening

Screening employment applicants is a crucial step in maintaining a strong and reputable work force.  Pre-employment screening can include background checks, previous employment verification, credit checks, ID Verification, and driving records.  StarPoint Employment Screening is your one stop shop for … Continue reading

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Reduce Retail Theft by Pre-Employment Screening

For every retail position filled, there is retail theft happening. Sometimes these individuals are desperate, sometimes they just do it for fun. But it happens often. On the bright side, there are ways to not only detect theft, but even … Continue reading

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Screen to Reduce Workplace Violence

A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) workplace violence survey found that more than 50 percent of the respondents were concerned that workplace violence might occur at their organization. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of … Continue reading

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What Employers Must Know About The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Every employer must take the time to review and understand the complicated requirements of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. §§1681-1681u, et seq., when obtaining consumer reports and/or making employment decisions based on those reports. The FCRA … Continue reading

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The Growing Use of Pre-Employment Screeening

Regardless of the size of your business, pre-employment screening is a necessary hiring practice to avoid lawsuits and costly hiring mistakes. Gone are the days of a simple reference check and a few phone calls to screen new employees. Amid … Continue reading

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Employee Theft Forecast for 2011

While employers expect to add jobs by the end of 2010, they’re forecasting losses for 2011—attributable to employee theft.

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SHRM Says: Credit Checks Are Legitimate Screening Tool

The federal government should not eliminate an employer’s use of credit histories to help make decisions about job candidates, a representative for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during a public … Continue reading

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Accessing Employees’ Facebook Pages Raises Privacy Issues

Employers should not troll through employees’ Facebook accounts under false pretenses, according to David Fortney, an attorney with Fortney & Scott in Washington, D.C. Speaking on Dec. 9, 2010, at the National Employment Law Institute’s Employment Law Conference in Washington, … Continue reading

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Welcome to the StarPoint Employment Screening Blog. This blog is dedicated to sharing valuable and helpful info with employers and human resource managers about pre-employment screening, state laws, useful forms and more.

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