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Month: March 2022

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Why Convictions Aren’t Always Reported

Convictions: At first thought, it may seem reasonable to assume that if an individual convict of a crime, their employer has the right to know about it. However, that assumption does not always hold. Such beliefs have forced some consumer reporting agencies to shut their doors and have led several organizations to the courthouse. Let’s …

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Important “Ban the Box” Policy Basics

“Ban the box” policies exist to discourage employers from making hiring judgment calls based on stigma alone. The idea is for a candidate’s qualifications to be reviewed and considered before conviction/arrest history questions and screenings make their way into the process. Given that around one-third of Americans have some criminal history, the question “have you …

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How to Identify and Prevent Workplace Fraud

According to a publication by Embroker, a shocking 75 percent of employees admit to stealing at least once from their employer. While not every instance of workplace theft equates to substantial sums of money lost, the collective effect is significant. Total crime in the workplace costs organizations an estimated $50 billion per year.  The question …

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