Target Corp. plans to stop asking prospective employees about their criminal records in initial job applications at all of its U.S. stores, mere months after Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed "Ban the Box" legislation, which next year will make it illegal to ask about an applicant's criminal history until he or she has been selected for an interview.
With smartphones, tablets and laptops, employees have more devices to stay connected to the office than they have hands. While this flexibility is convenient for employees, it poses unprecedented challenges for IT departments.
Given the changing landscape of the American workforce, global background screening is quickly becoming an essential element of security measures to help ensure a better qualified workforce and a safer and more secure workplace.
A proposal making it easier for whistle-blowers to file complaints recently passed a significant hurdle when the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs approved an online retaliation complaint form.
The business of hiring is a minefield of potential loopholes and pitfalls that culminate with one simple truth: “Everyone can lie.” It often falls to the security team to verify the backgrounds of potential employees, to ensure that applicants are being honest about where they’ve worked, what they’ve done and who they are.