Tip of the month: Carefully Review the Application

Employee lawsuits often catch employers by surprise. Yet, an examination of the employee’s application shows that an employer could often have predicted, well in advance, that they were hiring a lawsuit just waiting to happen. By looking for the following ten (10) danger signals, an employer can avoid hiring a problem in the first place. …

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Anonymous E-mail Reference Checks—Another Way to Get Sued

Employers have been presented with yet another “new” and supposedly revolutionary hiring tool—reference checking done by e-mail. The idea is that each reference is promised that their evaluations will remain confidential and anonymous because the results are aggregated. Job candidates are the ones that select the references that get the e-mails. Instead of making phone …

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The “Social Trace” – What It Is and What It Isn’t

One of the most common questions among HR professionals is: What really is the Social Security Trace? Good question. We’re glad you asked because it is important to know what the “Social Trace” does and what it doesn’t do. It DOES find addresses and aliases. It DOES NOT verify your applicant’s identity with the Government, …

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The “Social Trace” – What It Is and What It Isn’t

One of the most common questions among HR professionals is: What really is the Social Security Trace? Good question. We’re glad you asked because it is important to know what the “Social Trace” does and what it doesn’t do. It DOES find addresses and aliases. It DOES NOT verify your applicant’s identity with the Government, …

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