Mental Health in the Workplace

A full-time employee spends nearly a third of their time on the job. Pressures like looming deadlines, productivity concerns, upcoming reviews, or personality conflicts around the office can all create a high-stress environment that takes its toll on employees. This … Continued

The Westchester County, NY Fair Chance to Work Act

The Westchester County, NY, Fair Chance to Work Act is set to take effect on March 3, 2019. Under this Act, employers with four or more employees are prohibited from asking about an applicant’s arrest or criminal conviction history during … Continued

New FCRA Notice Requirements Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, any employer utilizing a third-party consumer reporting agency to perform background checks on employees or job applicants must make their background paperwork compliant under the new requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). These background checks, also … Continued

Why Background Checks are a Sound Investment

There’s a considerable cost for making a bad hire, and according to the estimates of some studies, on average, bad hires cost approximately $17,000. Therefore, when most businesses conduct background checks, it’s a sound investment. Not only can background checks … Continued

What Should HR Do if a Resume Isn’t Truthful?

When you consult with most recruiters regarding the percentage of resumes crossing their desk with at least one containing untruthful information, you’ll be surprised with the results – unless you’re a recruiter, of course. Because resumes containing exaggerations and lies … Continued

Compliance Issues Rise Due to Criminal Screening Policies

When employers utilize criminal record screening, they must continue being vigilant regarding complying to relevant laws. Target, a leading retailer in the U.S., reinforces this fact in a recent settlement. Following a threated nationwide class action lawsuit, the company settled … Continued