CIC offers news and updates to employers about the latest laws, trends and risks related to hiring, fraud, and drugs or violence in the workplace.
In recent years, the spotlight on mental health has intensified, shedding light on the pivotal role that workplaces play in either exacerbating or alleviating mental health concerns. With tight deadlines, performance pressures, and the challenge of balancing work and life, the professional environment can significantly impact an individual's mental well-being. The need to address mental health in the workplace has never been more crucial as our understanding of its repercussions on productivity, teamwork, and overall job satisfaction grows.
Important shifts are taking place in employment verification procedures. In particular, Form I-9 has changed, with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) unveiling a new version on August 1, 2023. Additionally, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has initiated a new remote verification pilot program.
For employers across the United States, ensuring compliance in employment screening is a task of paramount importance. As providers of corporate intelligence, we comprehend the intricacies and challenges that such compliance presents. Today, we bring to your attention a pressing issue that requires your urgent attention: The termination of the temporary Form I-9 compliance flexibility provided by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Section 605(C), amending Regulation V, came into effect on July 25, 2022. The amendment, issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), aims to block adverse information identified by human trafficking survivors. As an employment screening company, Corporate Intelligence Consultants (CIC) is committed to helping our clients understand the implications of this rule and maintain compliance when conducting background checks on potential employees.
Background checks and employment screening are crucial aspects of the hiring process for many organizations. Compliance with legal standards, nationally and within specific states, like our home state of Ohio, is paramount. In this simple guide, we'll dissect critical laws and regulations, helping you better understand and fulfill your obligations as an employer while respecting the rights of potential employees.
HR professionals contend with an intricate tapestry of challenges in the current, ever-evolving labor market. These obstacles can seem formidable, from fluctuating economic circumstances to shifting workforce expectations and relentless technological innovation. Amid these complexities, CIC's suite of employment screening services - designed in collaboration with labor attorneys - offer organizations a trusted guide through the ever-changing employment terrain.
As an employer, understanding the adverse action process is crucial in maintaining compliance with federal regulations and ensuring fair hiring practices. CIC will guide you through the process step-by-step to help you navigate this important aspect of hiring.
As an employer, are you aware of the potential impact of FMLA abuse on your organization? In this blog, we'll delve into FMLA abuse statistics and explore the importance of effective employment screening in preventing and addressing this issue.
Social media has become an integral part of our lives in today's digital age. It has also become a valuable tool for employers to assess potential candidates. Social media screening for employment involves analyzing a candidate's social media activity to determine their character, personality, and suitability for a particular role. But is it ethical?
If you're responsible for hiring new employees, you know how important it is to conduct employment screening. After all, you don't want to hire someone with a criminal record or who has lied about their qualifications. But have you considered that more than a basic background check is needed to get a complete picture of a job candidate?
Recruiting and hiring the right talent for companies has always been a challenge. With the changing landscape of the job market, this employment challenge is only going to become more difficult in 2023. In this article, we will discuss five of the top employment challenges companies may face in 2023, and how CIC can help them overcome these obstacles.
Employment screening providers are becoming more sophisticated in the way they conduct their business. They are placing greater emphasis on compliance with the law. This is a good development for both employers and employees.
When it comes to background checks, employers seeking the expertise of investigative firms for employment screening are generally better off in the long run.
In today's job market, more and more employers are requiring applicants to submit to education verification as part of the hiring process. While this may seem like an extra hoop to jump through, it's actually a good way to weed out applicants who have bought fake degrees from diploma mills. In this article, we'll take a look at how education verification works and why it's essential to pre-employment screening.
In today's business climate, security is more important than ever. Pre-employment screening is one way to ensure that your company is only hiring the most qualified and trustworthy employees.
Professional surveillance is something that many companies must consider in order to protect their assets and ensure employees are compliant with company policies and applicable laws. But what are some specific reasons that your company might need to hire a professional surveillance team? And what are the steps you need to take in order to make sure that it’s done effectively?
With the ever-increasing need for some employers to hire non-U.S. citizens, using CIC's Electronic Form I-9 process makes it easier for you and your employees to ensure compliance with U.S. employment law.
Drug use can have very serious consequences for the health of your employees, as well as the company in general. There are many repercussions if drugs in your workplace are not taken seriously, so it's important that you know the essentials of an employee drug screening program.
Protect your company from a bad hire. Social media screening is an important step in the hiring process, and it's also a great way to learn about a candidate before you make a commitment.
Background checks are a big component of hiring new employees. However, when an employer is doing their due diligence on a job candidate, they face one major problem - the time it takes to complete a background check and the associated costs. Find out how we can help employers save time and money by using our automated applicant invite process.
Monitoring driver performance is a huge responsibility for companies. The success of a company can depend on the performance of its drivers. To protect against driver risk, MVR checks and MVR monitoring is the solution for employers.
Every year, there are millions of professional resumes submitted to employers. With the competition so fierce and chances of getting the job slim, it's easy for people to cut corners. Here's how you can detect resume fraud using background screening.
Security is always important, and conducting a Security Vulnerability Assessment of your facility or job site can help you identify the points where lack of security threatens your company and your workforce.
A recent survey found that over half of Americans are worried about workplace violence. It's a scary thought, and yet it's an increasingly acute reality. Here are the top five ways employers can reduce the risk of workplace violence.
Pre-Employment Screening is the best way to avoid the high costs associated with employee turnover and to protect your company financially.