New HireSafe Guideline – “How an Employer Can Avoid Negligent Hiring”

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HireSafe has created a new resource describing the strategies needed to avoid the risk of bad hires and negligent hiring lawsuits.

HireSafe has written an educational employer guideline to help companies best practice their due dilligence...the goal is that this article will help companies improve their hiring process and avoid negligent hiring."

HireSafe Employment Background Screening is releasing an online resource: “How an Employer Can Avoid Negligent Hiring.”

Negligent hiring lawsuits have been steadily increasing while the average negligent hiring lawsuit costs an employer an average of $1 million. The total can range up to $40 million. Notably, employers lose an estimated 79% of negligent hiring lawsuits.

With the rate and cost of negligence lawsuits increasing, the topic of “due diligence” – the display of reasonable care in the hiring process has become more popular.

HireSafe has written an educational employer guideline to help companies best practice their required due diligence and fulfill their legal duty of care. The goal is that this article will help companies improve their hiring process and avoid negligent hiring.

The guideline asserts that the best defense against the risk of negligence in the employment process is by having a safe and comprehensive hiring program.

The article presents an outline for avoiding negligent hiring, including:

1.    Setting up a smart, consistent and documented hiring policy.
2.    Integrating professional employment background checks.
3.    Understanding (or working with companies that understand) EEOC, FCRA and state-specific compliance.
4.    Implementing and documenting additional employment screening methods.

The guideline concludes that negligence is more than just an enormous financial risk. Your business has an ethical duty to protect its employees and the public from foreseeable injuries that can be avoided with reasonable hiring practices.

Click here for the full guide.

HireSafe Employment Background Screening is a leading provider of professional background checks, drug-testing, and form I-9 document management solutions. For over 16 years, HireSafe has performed hundreds of thousands of background checks without a blemish in an industry that cannot say the same. Providing totally compliant and reliable employment screening solutions is standard for HireSafe. Located in Elk Grove, CA, HireSafe operates across the country and internationally. For more information about our services and additional safe hiring practice resources, visit our website – http://www.hiresafe.com.

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