Gordon Basichis's Blog – July 2011 Archive (3)

The Need for Healthcare Worker's Background Checks

The quantity of abuses found in healthcare are legion. It's really kind of nuts when you allow for abuses against the elderly and children, theft, be it stealing for patients or stealing drugs. There is physical abuse and mental abuse. In some cases, patients enter healthcare facilities and emerge perhaps in worst shape than when they first came in.



Mot healthcare workers are conscientious and got into the industry because of their desire to help people. They are patient souls for… Continue

Added by Gordon Basichis on July 20, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Massachusetts CORI Reform Law Exemplifies the Reviews Required for Background Checks

A good article from Elaine Varelas of  the Job Doc in the Boston Globe or Boston.com as it is known.  A job applicant wrote her asking, basically, if an open container misdemeanor from 2008 would nullify his employment candidacy.   Not  necessarily the crime of the century, but an open container is a serious enough offense as it implies possible intoxication that can lead to serious traffic…

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Added by Gordon Basichis on July 15, 2011 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

FTC Questions FCRA Compliance With Social Media Background Checks

A recent FTC blog questions the legitimacy of the social media background checks with regard to Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance. Thomas Ahearn of the San Francisco Examiner summarizes the FTC concerns with the Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRA's) reporting an employment candidate'a negative characteristics within their social media networks.



One segment of the article, which reports a section of the FTC report cites the following...."“The FTC staff recently looked at a company… Continue

Added by Gordon Basichis on July 6, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

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