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How Are Employers Addressing Medical Marijuana Laws?

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With the recent passage of multiple state laws legalizing the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, many employers are trying to figure out how to address it in their Drug Free Workplace Policies, if at all. While marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, it has […]

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What Background Screening Policy Changes Are Organizations Planning for 2014?

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A majority of employers (88%) who responded to HireRight’s 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report indicated that they only review their background screening policies and procedures occasionally, leaving only a small percentage of respondents who conduct reviews more frequently than once per year. Since negligent hiring and retention claims are recognized in almost every state […]

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Top 10 Most Creative Reasons for FAILED Drug Tests

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For employers, drug and alcohol testing is an important part of employment screening both before and after hire. Fifty eight percent of the respondents surveyed in HireRight’s 2014 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report indicated that their organization conducted drug and/or alcohol screening, and this number jumped to 62% for respondents with organizations of more than 4,000 […]

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How Background Screening Amplifies Your Talent Acquisition Efforts

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Hiring top talent and minimizing the risk of bad hires are essential goals for all organizations. After all, employees are the face of organizations to both customers and the world, and high-caliber employees who deliver on their commitments are a keystone of building great organizations. Creating effective hiring practices, including employment screening, are an investment […]