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The Hidden Costs of Workplace Substance Abuse

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Injuries on the job, and resulting workers compensation claims, along with high absenteeism and tardiness, are among the known costs associated with workplace substance abuse that drain corporate profits. Less well understood, however, are the many other hidden and indirect costs associated with substance abuse that can exact a far higher cost. As an employer, […]

Rise in Temporary Labor, Fall in Safety

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As economists are beginning to predict that the economy is showing signs of a turnaround, the first area in which the economy is seeing an uptick in hiring is the contingent workforce. In fact, a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released last month pointed out the significant and steady growth in the contingent labor sector. […]

Considering Medical Marijuana in Drug Testing Policies

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The issue of medical marijuana is making headlines and is a hot topic in many company employment screening policy discussions. Because regulations and state initiatives are changing, companies need to have clear policy statements to guide their hiring professionals and their employees. Testing for the use of illegal drugs has grown among company background screening […]

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5 Tips for International Background Screening

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If your firm is like many companies today, workforce globalization has fueled growth and brought great value to your organization. But along with these new opportunities come an array of new challenges for the global security and HR departments. In the spirit of inclusion, global companies sometimes survey their offices worldwide to learn the current […]

Driver Monitoring Marks Future Trend for Transportation Industry

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With the new carrier rating system under Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010, it is more important than ever for carriers to regularly monitor the performance of their drivers. While ratings for individual drivers are not yet being implemented under CSA, every violation by every driver negatively impacts the carrier’s BASIC rating. Although drivers are required […]