Law Journal Newsletters: Using Background Checks to Hire and Retain Employees

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In an article published in the March 2017 issue of the Law Journal Newsletters, Bryance Metheny provides insight to how businesses and HR professionals can hire and retain the best and most qualified employees. Re­tention is highly valued in most successful businesses because hiring on limited information often comes down to more luck than skill, and nobody wants to engage in hiring more often than absolutely necessary, Metheny explains. The most important tool a hir­ing manager can use to identify and deliver the best employees is a background check. Most employers use a vendor to access this informa­tion, but there are some who engage in these searches and verifi­cations themselves. When an employer uses these third-party vendors to obtain and provide the information, the entire process - including access to non-credit information - is subject to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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