Archive for August, 2019

Complying with the FCRA

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted in the 1970s to help consumers resolve inaccuracies in their credit report. Later, in 1996, it was expanded to include employment background checks, now defined under this law as consumer reports. Under the FCRA, employers using a third party to provide background checks on their employees must follow specific regulations and procedures as well as provide specific documentation to job candidates throughout the process. In this context, background checks can include credit reports, education and employer verification, criminal history reports, driving records, or drug tests, among other investigative reports. If an employer…

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Servant Leadership and Empowering Employee Success

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A term coined in the 1970’s, ‘servant leadership’ describes a person-focused style of leadership. A servant leader will put their employees and their community first. Rather than placing their focus on personal success, they strive to empower team success, putting the needs of their employees before their own.  While this style of leadership can feel extreme, studies show that it can be very successful. Large corporations, like Starbucks and Southwest, encourage their management teams to take a servant leadership approach. Servant leadership is revolutionary in its focus on a serve-first mindset, where management is consistently doing their best to serve…

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