Study Links Background Checks with Improved Quality of Hire

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A recent study by the Aberdeen Group reveals a compelling link between companies with “best-in-class” background screening programs and improved quality of hire. Organizations with advanced background screening programs often realize the greatest benefit in hiring results. With the increased volume of applicants many employers are faced with today, it has become more important than […]

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Why County Criminal Searches Remain a Must

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Negligent Hiring. Sexual harassment. Workplace Violence. Theft. These are issues that concern you everyday. Companies lose billions of dollars each year hiring candidates with criminal records or deviant behavior traits, which makes performing criminal background checks absolutely essential in the hiring process today. How complicated is it though? In a world where data is becoming […]

Sanctioned Nurses Exploit Background Checking Loopholes

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Health care organizations are unknowingly hiring sanctioned or disciplined nurses with a history of endangering patients, drug theft and abuse as a result of insufficient background checking processes and programs. Nurses with records of misconduct are able to manipulate multi-state licensing programs and continue working across state lines. Programs such as the Nurse Licensure Compact […]

Contingent Workers Pose Security Gap for Many Companies

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A recent article by Talent Management revealed a significant security gap in many organizations’ employment screening programs. As companies increasingly turn to contingent workers (temps, contractors, vendor and partner employees) to fulfill their workforce needs, their exposure to risk could be increasing, since many organizations do not perform background checks on temporary workers. According to […]

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5 Tips to Tighten Your Background Checking Program

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Over the course of the last decade, employment background checking has grown to be a generally standard practice for nearly all large and mid-size companies and many small businesses. Recently, however, especially amid high unemployment and a competitive job market, new government legislation and regulations have emerged that have introduced new complexities and implications into […]

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DOT Issues Position on Medical Marijuana

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued guidelines for Federal prosecutors in states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” The DOJ guidance would seem to, at least partially, counter Department of Transportation (DOT) rules concerning the use of marijuana. It is very important that DOT regulated employers understand the DOT’s […]