Discrimination

Webinar Recap: 2019 Background Screening and Compliance Best Practices

24 June in Articles, Best Practices, Discrimination, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Staffing, Technology, Webinars

All companies want to make a good hire, so using a resource such as a background screening service is pretty commonplace, but this comes with preparation and planning. One item that is a must for any employer is in knowing the background screening service they...

Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean?

28 February in Best Practices, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Business, Jobs, Legal, Metrics, Staffing, Workforce, Workplace

On February 19, I helped organize a learning event with the SHRM Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District to present an informative program and interactive discussion on best practices in Diversity & Inclusion, with an emphasis on hiring people with disabilities. The event took place at the...

Being Tolerant Does Not Mean Being Inclusive

09 January in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Workplace

When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I envision two words that are polar opposites of each other. In today's workforce, diversity and inclusion mean seeking, accepting and wanting people from different walks of life. Tolerance does not denote acceptance. It's a hostile...

At the SHRM Hawaii State Conference, Kakou Means All of Us

23 October in Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Training, Workforce, Workplace

One thing that makes Hawaii special is that the islands are home to the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse population. However, while local employers easily embrace this diversity in the workforce, Hawaii still falls short on inclusive human resource practices that bring people together...

Five Ways to Reduce Risk with Your Background Screening Program

16 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Engagement, Human Resources, Legal, Metrics, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal/state and industry-specific auditing agencies.  Recently, employee/candidates have filed...

Webinar Recap: Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating a Background Screening Policy

28 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

On February 27, 2018, Alexis Clark and Ian Bellais from Verified First led a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar on the core concepts of what a well-designed background screening looks like, and what companies need to know about the changing legal landscape for background checks. During the...

Background Screening Policy Helps You Avoid Hiring Pitfalls

22 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

Background screening has become almost universally adopted, and according to the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), more than nine out of 10 companies screen candidates. This rising trend exists for good reason. Failing to make safe hiring decisions not only puts people at risk but...