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5 Ways Background Screening Providers Help Small Businesses

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As an increasing number of small businesses implement employment background screening, there are several important factors to consider when determining whether to conduct background checks in-house or to utilize an on-demand provider. Determining who conducts your background checks can be a critical factor in the effectiveness of your program. While there may seem to be […]

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Form I-9 Audits & Penalties Continue to Intensify

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Maintaining a compliant Form I-9 program continues to be imperative, as fiscal year 2012 saw a record number of audits and enforcement actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for non-compliant Form I-9 programs. ICE conducted more than 3,000 audits in fiscal 2012, compared to just 250 in fiscal 2007. Audits of employer’s Form […]

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6 Reasons Companies Made Bad Hires in 2012

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A recent study by CareerBuilder reveals how frequently companies choose the wrong candidate when filling job openings and how costly it can be. According to an online survey of 2,494 hiring managers and human resources professionals, 69 percent of their companies experienced costly bad hires in 2012. Just one bad hire can be highly detrimental […]

Are Those References Real? Surprising Findings Revealed in CareerBuilder Study

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Recent research by CareerBuilder reveals several important reasons why employers should conduct reference checks. Employers that conduct reference checks are able to obtain information beyond what can be found on resumes or during interviews and can provide insight into an applicant’s work ethic and abilities. However, some employers may overlook references or fail to properly […]

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3 Best Practices for Effective Drug Testing

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 75 percent of substance abusers are employed. This prevalence of substance abusers in the workplace presents many risks to employers. In addition to safety, legal and regulatory risks, employee substance abuse can decrease productivity and, according to the U.S. Department of Health and […]