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EEOC Unveils Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

EEOC Unveils Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

Posted Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal anti-discrimination laws which apply to hiring, wages and benefits. The EEOC has two roles: prevention of law violations in the form of outreach, education and assistance programs, and enforcement by investigating, settling or litigating the laws. The EEOC establishes a Strategic Enforcement Plan every four years to prioritize and set forth...

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Background Checks for Olympics-Style Events

Background Checks for Olympics-style Events

Posted Monday, February 19th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Like most of the world, I have been glued to the television watching the PyeongChang Olympics. The competitions have been fierce, exciting to watch and it has been fun to learn about new winter sporting events and athletes from around the globe. Putting on an Olympics is a huge undertaking for the host country and...

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Five Critical Steps of Criminal Record Check Compliance

Five Critical Steps of Criminal Record Check Compliance

Posted Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

Each organization is unique and requires unique solutions for the hiring process to allow companies to hire with confidence. There are many types of background screening checks from criminal record checks to education and employment verifications to social media screening. Each type of check has specific practical considerations and compliance matters that must be followed. While criminal...

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Federal Court Rules in Favor of Texas Against 2012 EEOC Guideline

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Texas Against 2012 EEOC Guideline

Posted Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

In a blow against the EEOC, a federal judge recently ruled in favor of the State of Texas against the EEOC 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Currently, the ruling is directly related only to the state...

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Risks of Sacrificing Quality Background Checks for the Illusion of Speed

Risks of Sacrificing Quality Background Checks for the Illusion of Speed

Posted Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

HR professionals know that time is of the essence when hiring and background screening is no exception. Employers want to fill empty roles quickly, they are competing for candidates, and they need to get those workers up to productivity as fast as possible. That’s why turn-around time for background checks is such an important metric....

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Criminal Record Checks 101

Criminal Record Checks 101

Posted Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Debbie Lamb, Sterling Talent Solutions

What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the word, background check? When I started at Sterling Talent Solutions, it was the first time that I had to complete a background screen before I could be officially hired. I wasn’t sure of the process or how long it would take and...

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