Employment drug testing

Employers Continue to Realize the Importance of Drug Testing

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Drug and alcohol testing continue to be a critical part of the hiring process for most employers, as found by HireRight’s recently released 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report. For the second year in a row, 78% of the organizations surveyed reported performing drug and alcohol tests on their workforce, an impressive increase from just 69% […]

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Employers Focused on the Candidate Experience and Time to Hire, New Report Finds

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Employers responding to HireRight’s 2013 Employment Screening Benchmarking Report survey reported that speed remains a central challenge for them in their background screening programs. With organizations still struggling with talent acquisition and retention, more are focusing on the applicant experience as one avenue to help ensure the next great candidate becomes the next great employee. […]

Employers May No Longer Pre-Populate Section 1 of Electronic I-9s

Employers May No Longer Pre-Populate Section 1 of Electronic I-9s

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In April 2013, representatives of the Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation Worksite Enforcement Unit revealed a policy change concerning electronic I-9s—employers are now prohibited from pre-populating Section 1 of electronic form I-9s. Originally, employers were able to pre-populate Section 1, “Employee Information and Attestation,” as long as the employee reviewed the information […]

4 Phases of a Best Practices Background Screening Implementation

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When you adopt a new employee screening program into your organization, its success begins with the proper implementation. By moving through each stage—planning, implementation, training and post-launch support—and achieving respective milestones, the background screening program will have strong roots.   Implementation Phases Phase I: Project Planning and Consultation The planning phase in the implementation of […]

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Employers Continue to be Tentative About the Role of Social Media in their Hiring Process

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The topic of social media remains top-of-mind for many employers. As adoption rates of social media continue to cross generational boundaries and new sites emerge, employers are struggling to remain ahead of the curve and better define how their organizations use social media. In an era where social media increasingly influences, and in some instances, […]

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More than Half of Employers Report Making a Bad Hire

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Despite continually high unemployment rates, employers are still challenged with acquiring qualified talent, as evidenced in a recent CareerBuilder survey. More than half of employers from the world’s ten largest economies reported that they have experienced a bad hire. In the United States, the rates are even higher: two out of three U.S. employers reported […]