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SafestHires Offers Social Media Screening

Did you know that most individuals who commit workplace violence such as physical and sexual assault have no criminal past? And that you can be held liable for employee’s online behavior? Employees’ sexual harassment, racist remarks and hate speech, insults and bullying, and threats of violence, represent tremendous reputational and legal risks to your organization. […]

Philadelphia Revises Background Check Law

  Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (FCRSS) became effective in 2016.  The ordinance bans all employers in the city from inquiring into a candidate’s criminal history and requesting a criminal background check until a conditional offer of employment is made. Employers cannot reject a candidate based on a criminal record unless the conviction “bears such relationship […]

Recent Changes to N.Y. Fair Chance Act

  In 2019, The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act was enacted as part of the federal “ban the box” policy. According to the National Employment Law Project (Nelp), one in three adults have a criminal record. With the law in effect, 700,000 new applicants with records are estimated to have a fairer chance […]

Compliance Alert for Illinois Employers

  On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) that are effective immediately and that will impose significant compliance burdens on Illinois employers who conduct criminal background checks of applicants and employees. The new law limits the extent to which employers can use criminal convictions in hiring and […]

Attention Recruiters: Be More Like Morpheus

  According to Wikipedia, The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film starrring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which humanity is unknowingly trapped inside a simulated reality, the Matrix, created by intelligent machines to distract humans while using their bodies as an energy source.  When computer programmer Thomas Anderson, under the hacker alias […]

SafestHires Honored With Top 10 Award

HR Tech Outlook Magazine has named SafestHires a Top 10 Employment Screening firm for 2019. We received this honor because our background screening technology provides a superior experience in terms of compliance, speed, accuracy and ease-of-use. We invite you to read the magazine article hereYou can view the certificate here 

Check Your Background Checks For Compliance

When it comes to employment background checks, everyone is laser-focused on key performance metrics like turnaround time, accuracy and ease-of-use. While these are certainly important, your first priority should always be compliance, especially if you rely on your background check vendor to help keep you compliant.Unfortunately, compliance requirements have changed quite a bit over the […]

Update Your Background Check Disclosure Form

 Background Check Disclosure Forms Must Be Clear, StandaloneBy David N. AnthonyThe United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit made clear that a prospective employer violates the standalone requirement of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by including extra material, such as state disclosure requirements, that goes beyond basic and clear authorization language.Reiterating […]

SafestHires Demo Videos

  Sometimes, people are too busy to join us for a live online demo or we just can’t coordinate our schedules so we’ve created a series of SafestHires demo videos for their convenience. HR Tech Outlook Magazine named us one of their Top 10 Employment Screening Companies for 2019 because of our superior technology so […]

3 Must-Read HR Software Articles: #hrsoftware; #hrtech, #hrautomation

   We try to keep our blog subscribers current with the latest trends and information on HR software and technology so we want to share three “must-read” articles with you, including a business case for onboarding automation, an article on the pipeline opportunity for diversity in tech and a piece on the importance of hiring for soft […]


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