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Survey Says: Almost All Employers Use Background Checks (and Other Notes on Pre-Employment Testing)


As we sometimes do, we turn our attention to one of the monthly surveys from the Ohio-based Employers Resource Association (ERA). This survey focuses on a number of interesting questions about hiring trends as practices, such as who interviews applicants (24 percent of respondents have peers interview applicants) and what resources are used to find candidates (not surprisingly, online job boards leads at 89 percent).

More on the employment law side, I thought the question showing what percent of employers use various kinds of pre-employment testing was particularly interesting:

  • Almost all respondents – 91 percent – are using background checks. This is certainly good practice for most companies, but an area with a number of potential legal pitfalls, so not surprisingly a topic that has often been addressed on the Currents Employment blog FULL ARTICLE

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