Background and Reference Checks
Seafoam Solutions performs background checks as a part
of the applicant screening process. Background checks may include:
Social Security and Immigration Status
Worker's Comp Claims
Criminal Background and Driving Record
What We Look For
At Seafoam Solutions we value our employees, so we are very selective
in our hiring practices. Applicants are carefully screened. Some of the skills we
are looking for include
Collaborative Problem Solving
Ability to Synchronize Activities
Conscientiousness and Dependabilty
Ethics In Management
Unscrupulous behavior is intolerable in business. You expect the people you do business with to
comport themselves with decorum, and when they do not, the measure of trust underlying the relationship
you have built with them shrinks considerably. You place faith in the people that make your business
work, and when they prove to be untrustworthy that faith is shaken and your relationship with them
comes under question.
A good reputation is one of the most precious assets you can possess. Your behavior and your
treatment of employees, clients, customers, and vendors are critically important factors which
shape the way in which you are viewed by others. As your reputation spreads, if it is favorable,
your business will grow and prosper.
Legislation Governing Applicant Screening
Equal Pay Act (1963)
guarantees that men and women receive the same pay for equal work
Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967)
prohibits discrimination against people age 40 or older
Civil Rights Act (1964)
prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, or national origin
Americans With Disabilities Act (1990)
prohibits discrimination based on disabilities
Immigration Reform and Control Act (1986)
ensures that employers require documentation before employing immigrants
In today's business environment, a flurry of legislative acts has complicated the lives of IT
managers. While many of these acts apply to specific industries or to large enterprises, smaller
businesses should keep abreast of the legislative landscape. Of particular importance are acts
which regulate disclosure - information disclosure laws have become increasingly protective as
legislators move to shield consumers from the mistakes of businesses.
Information disclosure is a dangerous area for small businesses. Seafoam
Solutions does not disclose information to third parties pertaining to any information
collected here, and we recommend to our clients that they develop very restrictive disclosure
Disclosure Isn't Simple
The theft of a laptop or other connected device may place you in an embarrassing situation.
If the machine contains any customer data, you may be legally obligated to immediately disclose
this information, and when you do, your customers will be upset and may lose faith in your business.
Equipment and media disposal are issues closely related to disclosure law. The primary concern is
that media and equipment may contain customer or employee data that is protected by ancillary
legislation. For example, health providers may collect customer data that is protected by privacy
Unsolicited Email is another area in which it pays to keep up with current law. The CAN-SPAM Act of
2003 regulates Email and provides consumers with a mechanism to request removal from organizational
mailing lists. What constitutes spam? The answer is murky. If the customer does not request
information from you, any information you send is unsolicited. For now you are safe to send
unsolicited mailings as long as you comply with customer requests for removal from your mailing
list within a reasonable timeframe.
Another Email-related area of legislative interest pertains to archival of corporate Email and
internal documents. Many large organizations have outsourced Email, but they may be required to
maintain an archive for internal documents. The storage for archives and mechanisms for retrieval
can represent a huge expense.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Sarbanes Oxley Act
Requirements on Privacy of and Access to Information
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