What are Prohibited Hiring Practices?

As all companies know, the hiring process is vital to your overall success as a company. The team you put together needs to be able to cooperate and innovate in order to keep your company ahead of the competition. However, as an employer, it is important to know which hiring practices are legal and which are not in order to maintain the integrity of your company. AIR Pre-Hire has broken down the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s regulations on prohibited hiring practices so that you know how to conduct your hiring process. Here are the main prohibited hiring practices:

When you advertise a job

A “Help Wanted” poster in the window doesn’t say much about the kind of person you are hoping to hire. That being said, you have to be careful about how much you describe the person you do hope to hire in your job advertisement. While it is acceptable to list the skill set and level of experience you are looking for, it is not legal to indicate a preference given to any specific race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

When conducting an interview

The same essential rules apply in this situation. Employers should only be looking for an applicant who meets relevant job requirements; any superficial or irrelevant factors, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability, should be disregarded in the interview process.

When researching a potential employee

Many companies inquire as to whether background checks and pre-employment screening violate any of the prohibited hiring practices. The information gathered by pre-employment screening services, such as AIR Pre-Hire, does not violate these laws because it only pertains to relevant job requirements and gives you insight into an applicant’s employment history. Professionals at AIR Pre-Hire know exactly what information will help you make the right decision about a new hire, and we do not go against any of the prohibited hiring practices in supplying this information.

Learn about our research and verification services today. We offer employment verifications,education verificationsworkers’ compensation recordsdriving recordscriminal records search and other informative background checks. View our complete list of screening services on our website.

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AIR Pre-Hire conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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Source:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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