Background Checking

The New New Thing: Blockchains and Recruiting

If reading about AI is making you feel like Alice in Wonderland, then take heart, there’s something new on the horizon — Blockchains. The technology has been around since 2008 but is now getting more mainstream in business applications, though…

Let’s Uncheck All the Boxes

You won’t often find a policy question where the conservative Koch brothers and liberal legislators like U.S. Senator Cory Booker are in agreement. But here’s one: the debate over “Ban the Box,” which would make it illegal to ask about…

Mr. Background Check’s Checkup

Scene: Antiseptic, hospital room filled with the latest diagnostic equipment. Mr. Background Check lies happily in bed, not a care in the world. By his side are his nurse and doctor. Nurse cheerily: Good morning Doctor. How is Mr. Background…

New Tips Out on Background Checks

New assistance is out from the U.S. government on the use of background checks. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission co-published the documents. Fortunately, they’re written pretty clearly, and have a good set of links…