After briefing the management team on employment law from the Management Team Briefing on Employment Laws assignment, it is time to apply the knowledge to internal processes. There are many fundamental legal concerns surrounding recruiting and the overall hiring processes within organizations. A current review of the company’s HR policies and procedures centered on employment law reveals some possible opportunities to improve the overall recruitment and hiring process. Specific opportunities exist in background checks, employment tests, and hiring and promotions. If not properly administered, these areas may cause employment law issues within the company.
Write a 6–8 page paper in which you:
- Briefly explain your overall understanding of conducting employee background checks. Why are they done? Why are they important? Be clear with your discussion.
- Identify and discuss at least two types of background checks you believe most organizations conduct and explain how you will ensure the types you select are properly administered in the company.
- List and describe at least five employee drug-testing procedures you would implement to comply with state drug-testing laws. How would you ensure adherence to the procedures?
- Briefly discuss your understanding of bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ), affirmative action preferences, and promotions. Then, identify at least three actions you would take to avoid employment law issues with these topics. Be specific.
Requirements: 6-8 page
For instance, if an employer employs an individual without performing a background check, the employee in question could have a criminal background where they were involved in theft or assault and battery. The employee could also have been fired from their previous job due to issues such as fighting in the workplace or stealing from clients. This could put both the employer and the workforce in general in potential harm’s way. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to carry out a thorough employee background check since they are put in place to flush out any undesirable characters in the workplace.
The Organization’s Reputation
The reputation of any organization is always just a bad decision away from being tarnished. The organization has a professional responsibility to safeguard its name from being essentially taken through the mad. During employee background checks, the employer compares what the potential employer presents in their curriculum vitae to what they find once they complete the background check.