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The Evolving Practice of Social Media Background Screening

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Even with unemployment rates in the United States hovering around 8 percent, employers are still challenged by talent acquisition. In its 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, HireRight reports that finding, hiring and retaining talent remains employers’ top business challenge – a continued trend over the last several years. With this in mind, it’s no wonder […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Employment Background Screening

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Why do employers conduct background checks? Is it simply to verify a job candidate’s qualifications, or are there additional benefits? The 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report reveals the top four benefits employers realize by conducting background screening and how it adds value to their organization. 1. Improved quality of hire Sixty-seven percent of survey […]

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Clarifying the Different Types of Criminal Background Checks

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Conducting criminal background checks provides many benefits to employers and the public including creating a safer workplace, reducing the risk of negligent hiring lawsuits, reducing employee theft, and more. However, determining which type of criminal background checks to conduct can be challenging. In some cases, employers may unknowingly be exposing themselves to risk by not […]

Colorado’s Marijuana “Legalization” Amendment Task Force OKs Recommendation to Permit Employers to Terminate Employees for Off-Duty Marijuana Use

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By Chris Leh On February 5, 2013, a task force convened by Colorado’s governor to address issues arising out of Amendment 64, a state constitutional amendment that purports to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in Colorado, recommended that “employers may maintain, create new, or modify existing policies in response to the passage” of the […]