Nearly Half of Employers Investigate Job Applicants Online

This according to a CareerBuilder.com survey ( here ) released last week. Of the 2,775 hiring managers polled, almost half (48%) responded that employers will use Google or other search engines to research candidates. Nearly the same number (44%) will research the candidate on Facebook. Just over...

FTC and EEOC Issue Guidance on FCRA and Background Checks

by Ethan Ostroff and Bryan Haynes Hiring decisions are among the most important choices for any employer, but the process can be complex. For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have jointly issued two short guides on employment...