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  • Each year, more than 650,000 citizens are released from prison. Unfortunately, recidivism is high—nearly half end up back in prison, often as a result of a lack of employment options available to those with criminal records. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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  • Editor’s Note: One of the themes at this year’s HR Tech Conference focused on promoting the business value of diversity and inclusion and HR technology’s role. Christine Cheas, senior partner manager at GoodHire, attended the event and shares her thoughts on how hiring technology can help.

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  • Barriers and hiring filters impede smooth re-entry into the workforce for ex-offenders. Many ex-offenders, who are already fighting personal obstacles unfortunately find it difficult to get a footing in today's job search. Companies like GoodHire remove some of those barriers through their work in fair chance hiring background check services that support ban-the-box compliance at the l...

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  • Imagine that you’re a detective, like Lisbeth Salander or Columbo. A woman who works in HR hires you to find out how she managed to hire a criminal mastermind, even though she ran the gold-standard of background checks. Can you guess how he did it?

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  • Update: With recent FCRA decisions pointing in confusingly different directions, don't bank on leniency from the courts. You don't want to be the employer facing a class-action lawsuit involving every applicant who ever got a non-compliant disclosure form. That means this post (originally published in April) is more relevant than ever. Read it to learn from others' mistakes – and make ...

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  • Several common background check practices will soon be illegal in California. Recent additions to the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act address how employers use criminal histories in employment decisions. A laudable goal – reducing employment barriers for people with criminal records – inspired the new rules.

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  • If you’re like most people, you find compliance topics eye-crossingly complicated. And about as entertaining as writing performance reviews for members of the official paint-drying watchers team.

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  • If you’ve ever applied or helped someone apply to college, you know how much work it is. Imagine helping 10 students get into college every year, providing the SAT prep, scholarship essay writing, and application advice for all of them.

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  • A series of recent class action complaints against employers leads me to write about what employers can do to mitigate risk with respect to their background screening program. I’m talking about pre-employment background checks when an employer uses the services of a third-party background screening company. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) (15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.), em...

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