Three Background Check Best Practices for 2015

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by Robert Yonowitz, Esq. and Bethanie Barnes, Esq, Fisher & Phillips LLP. If 2013 and 2014 serve as any indicator of what is to come, we expect that employers should anticipate the passage of more employment background laws in the 2015 legislative season. Within the last two years, there has been a notable increase in […]

Four Best Practices for Building a Background Screening Program to Comply With a Myriad of Federal and State Laws

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by Paul H. Kehoe and Pamela Quigley Devata, attorneys with Seyfarth Shaw LLP It is critical for businesses to provide a safe environment for their employees and customers, and to protect the company’s interests. Whether you are hiring employees, working with independent contractors, or engaging volunteers, background checks can help make sure you have the […]

Six Steps for Effective Drug Screening

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With new and changing legislation legalizing certain drug use under a variety of conditions, employers are facing new complexities and questions related to building and maintaining an effective workplace drug testing program. Drug screening is an integral part of a comprehensive background check program and helps organizations improve workforce quality and safety, reduce worker’s compensation […]

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Best Practices and Practical Solutions to the Global Background Check Conundrum

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In a 2012 KPMG survey, 75% of American executives said they were expanding globally and 70% explicitly stated that they planned to expand their international employee base. For such multinationals, the dynamic and global workforce offers a unique opportunity to hire high-caliber talent. However, for the recruiters who must source global candidates, the myriad of […]

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Driver Selection is Everything – Why Not Hire for Success?

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Guest Blogger – Mark G. Gardner, CEO, Avatar Management Services Inc. Few industries today suffer from greater employee turnover than transportation. On one hand, this represents an enormous financial burden on fleet owners and on the other, it poses a remarkable opportunity. If winning begins with selecting and hiring quality drivers, why is it that […]