Your Must-Have Guide to Healthcare Background Check Compliance

Healthcare background check compliance is a critical component of the hiring process. Who you hire to work in healthcare settings directly affects the safety of patients, staff, and visitors.

With a better understanding of healthcare background checks and why they matter, you can design and maintain a background check program that allows you to hire qualified, responsible individuals while minimizing risks and liabilities.

Adverse Action: How to Stay Compliant with the FCRA

Understanding how the adverse action process works is crucial to staying on the right side of the law. The adverse process is tightly regulated. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to employers during the background check process which includes adverse action.

Seamless Global Background Checks: Navigate Talent Borders with Confidence!

In this Cisive Product Highlight series, we review key tools to consider when screening your workforce, as well as top benefits and features when ordering them through Cisive and our family of brands.

This month’s highlight is Global Screening, helping employers screen in over 200 countries and territories around the world.


Impacts of Fair Chance Act on Criminal Background Checks

California’s Fair Chance Act is part of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and its primary goal is to help individuals with criminal backgrounds remove some of the barriers to finding gainful employment. Unless exempt, employers in California must, by law, minimize the use of criminal background checks.

In fact, employers shouldn’t consider a candidate’s criminal record until after making a conditional job offer. Even then, there are specific steps employers must take to rescind the job offer due to any criminal background information.

Product Highlight: Social Media Screening

In this Cisive Product Highlight series, we review key tools to consider when screening your workforce, as well as top benefits and features when ordering them through Cisive and our family of brands. 

How Remote Work Impacts Your Hiring

The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed a significant shift in the professional landscape, ushering in the era of remote work. Driven by the need for social distancing and the potential for increased productivity and employee satisfaction, organizations across the globe have adapted to this new paradigm.  

Top three takeaways: 

The City of Chicago recently made amendments to its existing 2015 ban-the-box ordinance. It took effect at the end of April 2023 and expands coverage to almost all Chicago employers.

Many updates bring the ordinance in close alignment with the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). The ordinance:

You’ve seen this show before. The Detective walks into the open floor plan office shouting “I need everything you’ve got on [insert name here] NOW!” The Smart Tech Guru types a quick prompt into their computer and within 10 seconds, up on the seven-monitor display, is the entire life of their target neatly laid out. It includes their financial, criminal, and civil history, and maybe even some juicy details about the circumstances surrounding their most recent divorce or what they like to eat for lunch.

How far back should you search criminal backgrounds for your applicants and employees? What are the restrictions in place? Should you search a different length for different job positions? 

Understanding the reporting period of your criminal background checks can be confusing. There is a patchwork of federal and state laws that limit how far back you can search in your background check.

Happy New Year!

Another year is in the books. Continued challenges face the healthcare industry, including a nursing shortage fueled by high burnout and turnover, hybrid workforces, inequities in access to care, and of course COVID-19.