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July 17, 2017
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EEOC Uses its Record Keeping Requirements to Police Use of Criminal Background Checks

Did you know that the EEOC requires employers to keep all personnel and employment records for at least one year? Just as importantly, to the extent the employer uses a screening technique, like a pre-employment test, information on its impact on candidates by sex, race and ethnicity must be kept. These requirements are set forth in the EEOC's Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures. In a recent case, the EEOC sued a Pennsylvania janitorial and facilities management company for failure to maintain disparate impact information relative to its use of criminal background checks.

When an employee is terminated, his employment records must be kept for one year following the termination date. Just as importantly, to the extent the employer uses a screening technique, like a pre-employment test, information on its impact on candidates by sex, race and ethnicity must be kept. These requirements are set forth in the EEOC's Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures.  

Last Friday, the EEOC sued a Pennsylvania janitorial and facilities management company for failure to maintain disparate impact information relative to its use of criminal background checks

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July 31, 2015
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Fake Degree Certificate Discovered by Verifile

This week we have identified a fake degree certificate. A candidate going to work for one of our banking clients claimed to have a degree. We sent the certificate to the university which confirmed that the certificate itself was fake and that they had no records of the candidate having ever completed a degree at their university.

Interestingly the same candidate also claimed to have a salary almost double what they actually had in a previous employment. This candidate has been working for a very well-known high street bank (which is not a clients of ours!) for the last 2 years.

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July 23, 2015
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The Biggest Lie Employers Tell Employees, According to LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman

"Reid Hoffman argues in his new book, The Alliance, that a "dishonest conversation" is the norm between employer and employee. He urges more honest dialogue. That an employee is never going to stay forever, and that's ok. He says references are more important than interviews, and he'd prefer to recruit friends rather than strangers, even if they have less experience."

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