Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Employee Screening

I've been reading a lot of interesting stuff about employee screening.

Here's a sample of some of the stuff they can pull up on you. The legislation state by state varies, so I don't think you can assume all this data is available to all human resource people in every state, but much of it is.

When does it start to border on invasion of privacy and do you really want your potential employer calling your neighbors to ask about you? How about the psycho that lives next door who doesn't like the fact that you use white garbage bags and wants you to use black ones like everyone else on the street and would be happy to tell a potential employer YOU'RE the crazy person?

If you consider this laundry list, and how easy it might be for something to just be WRONG, it's a wonder anyone in the United States has a job.