For Want of a Sheet of Paper

You would think they would know better.  They employ 168,500 people, have 1091 stores, eight distribution centers, and 10 manufacturing facilities, all in the South.  But Publix Stores is paying $6.8 million to settle a class action suit because when they hired, they neglected to use a separate piece of paper. They have 11,000 stores in 40 states, but Dollar General is about to settle a $4 million-plus class action suit because they “conducted background checks on job applicants without complying with federal law,” reports  You would think they […]

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5 Things You Must Check When You Screen an Applicant

If you have taken more than three or four applications, you might have discovered that job applicants and rental applicants are sometimes less than forthcoming. Things get left off; other things get embellished; still other things are “forgotten.”  According to a 2014 Hireright Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 88 percent of survey respondents said that employment screening had “exposed a job candidate who lied on a resume.” Usually the  omissions and embellishments are easy enough to ferret out. The US Department of Labor offers the following statistics: 1.     53% […]

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