Corra Group Offers Pre-Employment Screening Background Checks to Healthcare Industry

Mon, July 1st, 2013 - 11:57 am - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group has initiated employment screening packages and expanded its services to the healthcare industry. Based on various news releases, including the joint Pro Public/Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize winning studies, the increased services will assist both healthcare facilities and staffing agencies in properly vetting their employer candidates.

In such articles jointly published by Pro Publica and the Los Angeles Times and written by Tracy Weber and Charles Orenstein, entitled, Temp Firms a Magnet for Unfit Nurses, and California Eyes Discipline for Nurses Sanction by Other States,contend that high demand for nurses and scant oversight enable nurses and other healthcare workers have been sanctioned elsewhere for sexual abuse, neglect, rampant drug use and criminality but could work freely by moving to different states.

“There are fly-by-night recruiting firms that want to do the minimum of employment screening in order to get their healthcare workers hired,” said Nick Gustavson, Corra Group Co-Founder. “And then some staffing groups try to be diligent, but if not carefully checked, past misconduct on the part of healthcare workers can slip through the cracks.

“Corra Group can deliver a comprehensive group of background searches that will benefit staffing agencies and healthcare facilities,” he said. “Staffing groups, hospitals, and even the local doctor’s office can avail themselves of our employment screening packages.”

 

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Cooking School in Italian Prison Assists with Actual Rehabilitation

Mon, June 24th, 2013 - 10:35 am - By Gordon Basichis

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We often discuss criminal records with respect to background checks and employment screening. We discuss various guidelines and about giving those with criminal records a second chance when it comes to finding a job.   We talk of crime and punishment and the dismal conditions  within a  prison.

Well,here is how one Italian prison has addressed criminals and the rehabilitation of its inmates.  Cooking school.  Star chefs will visit the prison from time to time, offering valuable lessons.  The inmates themselves love the cooking school and morale is high.   As for the school, there is also a restaurant.  And reservations are backed up with people waiting to sample the gourmet fare.

Here is a link to the story that was on Dateline

 

And here is a link to the video on YouTube.

This is well worth watching.  For a lot of reasons.  Enjoy.

Seattle is Latest City to Add Ban the Box to Employment Applications

Fri, June 21st, 2013 - 11:01 am - By Gordon Basichis

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In hopes of avoiding discrimination and to give former convicted criminals the ability to compete on an even playing field, a number of cities and states have implemented “ban the box” laws.”  These laws prevent employers from printing a check box on their application forms where the candidate must check off whether they have ever been convicted of a criminal record.

Among other places, Minnesota, Buffalo, NY, and Seattle, WA have added themselves to a growing list of municipalities that have ban the box laws.   While in all cases the ban the box statutes does not restrict employers form conducting background checks or refusing to hire convicted felons, it does cause employer to first estimate a job applicant’s qualifications on their own merits without the bias of knowing the applicant has a criminal record.

For more information on this subject, click on this link for the NELP or the National Employment Law Project.

 

Corra Group Offers Pre-Employment Screening Packages for Selected Industries

Tue, June 18th, 2013 - 5:27 pm - By Gordon Basichis

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Corra Group is now offering an increased number of Pre-Employment Screening packages that are especially tailored for related industries. As part of its efforts to meet the demands of employers rebounding from the economic downturn, the El Segundo based background checking firm has designed special groupings of background searches for such disparate sectors as healthcare, technology, finance, entertainment, trucking and transportation, defense, and for those employers with government contracts.

“We believe by offering selective pre-employment screening packages it allows the employer to ascertain which background checks are best for its industrial sector,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Gordon Basichis. By clicking on the different links, a human resources manager can see what we offer and what searches are necessary at different levels of hire.

“This way we have employers calling us and while reading the employment screening packages, can explain what searches they feel they need and what searches they feel are unnecessary,” said Basichis. “It helps them wrap their heads around the probable cost of employment screening and to configure how comprehensive a series of background checks they wish to conduct.”

Basichis noted how staffing and recruiting firms often contact Corra Group and really have no idea how employment screening actually works. “Most headhunters need some help with selecting background searches,” said Basichis. “In many cases they have never run background checks before, but now their clients are demanding they run them as part of the vetting process for employment candidates the recruiters are trying to place.

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