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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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The Road to Talent [Infographic]

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As a recruiter, do you ever wonder where all the great candidates are and why they’re not knocking down your door to apply for open positions? Or, if you do have a great candidate, why are they turning down your offer? After all, your organization has likely made significant effort in making sure that your […]

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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 […]

What Employers Really Need to Know About the New HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act Omnibus Rule, published in the Federal Register Jan. 25, makes many changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and Enforcement Rule, with substantial impact on employers. While these changes do not alter the fundamental structure of […]