View Poll Results: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit to?

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  • Drug tests

    35 68.63%
  • Credit checks

    14 27.45%
  • microchip implants

    2 3.92%
  • perform sexual acts for job and or promotion

    11 21.57%
  • Criminal background checks

    37 72.55%
  • DNA tests

    3 5.88%
  • wiretapping of employee's personal phones or other communication devices

    2 3.92%
  • ankle bracelets on 24 hours a day to track where the employee goes.

    3 5.88%
  • A search of personal property of the employee's home.

    2 3.92%
  • other

    8 15.69%
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    The only things they should be allowed to check are drug tests and criminal background checks. And even then only under certain circumstances. Those things aren't relevant for every job.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    The only things they should be allowed to check are drug tests and criminal background checks. And even then only under certain circumstances. Those things aren't relevant for every job.
    The criminal background check is relevant for ANY situation where you permit this person into your business, around your other employees, and contact with your clients.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    The only things they should be allowed to check are drug tests and criminal background checks. And even then only under certain circumstances. Those things aren't relevant for every job.
    I put other as well. For things like firemen or handlers at the FedEx main hub, performance testing is necessary to see if the person can do the job. There is no point in doing the HR paperwork if you can't at least carry 75 pounds routinely at the FedEx hub. You would be surprised at how many think they can and cant.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    When they act like they have something to hide, they usually do.
    Again with this "nothing to hide" bull****.

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    How in the world is such a state of mind possible, or logically achievable if concepts like secrets and privacy - used for good AND bad - exists?
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    Again with this "nothing to hide" bull****.

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    How in the world is such a state of mind possible, or logically achievable if concepts like secrets and privacy - used for good AND bad - exists?
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Drug tests
    Credit checks
    Criminal background checks

    For most jobs but for the other choices it would have to be relevant to the job.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    I say drug tests and criminal background checks. I think it can vary depending on the industry you are going into.
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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    All of the above. I'm firmly of the mindset that a potential employer can ask whatever they want of an employee, and the employee has every freedom to do what they're asked or find work elsewhere.

    Personally, I don't see that there's much value in most of the **** listed up there, but if an employer finds value in it, that's their decision. And it's a potential employee's decision to agree to said terms, or not.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    No its not.
    As noted above, yes it is.

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    Re: What should an employer be able to have an employee or potential employee submit

    Criminal background checks, but only for certain jobs.
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