Use of a Social Security Number by an Employer

Based upon some questions I have been getting and some things I have been reading there is some confusion around the use of a social security¬†number by an employer. Due to identity theft issues people are hesitant to provide their social security number and in turn employers need to be careful when and how that …

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Use of Background Checks Requires Common Sense

I have written an number of times on the importance of and the use of background checks. You can find those previous posts by clicking on these titles: Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Background Checks: Why the FCRA Basics Are Important, and Credit Checks: Yes or No?¬†At Omega HR Solutions, Inc. we …

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Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

A few weeks ago on HR Observations I wrote a post called Background Checks: Why the FCRA Basics Are Important in which I wrote about a company that was fined $2.6 million due to the improper use of background checks. In that post I published the following: You must have the applicants permission and signature …

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Background Checks: Why the FCRA Basics Are Important

In my opinion ALL hiring organizations should conduct thorough background checks. The expense is not all that great and the problems it may save you more than offset the cost. However, if you are going to do it there are rules you have to follow. In my consulting and teaching I find that many smaller …

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