Background screening for pre-employment, tenants, business
Your priority is to reduce the risk of violence to your employees and customers, while protecting your business assets. The first line of defense is to do everything possible to prevent violent and dishonest people from getting a foot in your door. A thorough HR background screening can help you find the most qualified employees, but that isn’t the whole story.
Does your application process automatically eliminate a candidate without a college degree? Obviously, there are many jobs that require a degree, but there are a lot of roles that don’t. Turning down talented, experienced workers for lack of a degree can be a lazy way of weeding through your applicants. When unemployment was high, employers could afford to
Yes, you really do need an employee handbook. If you don’t have clear guidelines for your employees, there will be misunderstandings and disputes. Without an employee handbook it is also hard to prove that employees know the company policies if there is a termination for violating policy. In addition to dealing with bad hires or employees,
As an HR person or small business owner, what employment screening worries are on your mind?
1. Laws and regulations change and are hard to keep up with
2. Audits, workplace investigations and fines
3. Unemployment is low and competition for employees challenging, tempted to hire riskier
4. Using “instant” online background screening that may not cover due diligence
Two of the drug testing methods that are available to employers are urine and hair follicle. The answer to which test is right for you depends on what you need to accomplish. If you need to find out what your applicant or employee has in their system right now or the very recent past, urine drug testing is a good solution.
Of course, the majority of us work for the money and we want to be paid what we are worth. So… what can you do if your company’s budget is stretched thin and you can’t dangle the monetary carrot to keep your talent motivated? Would you be surprised that
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes some employment practices illegal. This includes the sexual harassment of an employee directly by the employer or by agents of the employer with the employer’s knowledge.
From merely annoying to downright dangerous, bullies can affect your company’s bottom line. They reduce productivity causing your profitability to suffer. The bully persona creates havoc by lowering your workforce’s morale, reducing loyalty, and affecting your ability to keep absenteeism in check
Whether or not you are typically interested in politics, right now it is hard to ignore the heated topics that are relentlessly thrust in front of us every day. With all the time we spend at work with colleagues, it is natural to want to discuss topics that are on our minds. Everyone has their own opinion which should be respected. However, I don’t remember a time when I have seen so many people passionately and combatively at odds with each other.
A colleague of mine that was having a bad day told me something that has stayed with me for over 20 years. She said, “With the right health, motivation and training almost anyone can run a marathon, but not every day!” Of course, she said this in utter despair at the time because her job was running her into the ground. However, it made me realize how often we just keep racing through our day without