Background Screening Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk of a Bad Hire

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Thorough background checks are a fundamental measure that employers can take to help minimize the risk of negligent hiring claims and other potential sources of liability that can follow and flow from employee misconduct.

Despite the increase in litigation against employers regarding the technical rules for obtaining background reports and the proliferation of so-called “ban the box” laws, there remain strong reasons for conducting thorough background checks.

Are You Operating Under the DOT Radar?

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What’s the definition of a commercial motor vehicle according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)?

You may be surprised to learn that private or for-hire vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 or more are considered a commercial motor vehicle for purposes of most of the Department of Transportation (DOT) safety regulations under FMCSA §382.107.

While a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and drug and alcohol testing is not required to operate this size of vehicle, companies are required to obtain a DOT number.

Pros and Cons of Various Drug Testing Specimens

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What is the preferred specimen (urine, saliva, hair) for use in a workplace drug testing program? Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer. The choice depends on a variety of factors including: federal regulations, a company’s level of risk tolerance, desired detection length, costs, and the type of testing required – (pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident […]

Nearly One in Three Truck Drivers Have Sleep Apnea – How to Protect Drivers and Reduce Risk with Sleep Apnea Testing

Nearly One in Three Truck Drivers Have Sleep Apnea – How to Protect Drivers and Reduce Risk with Sleep Apnea Testing

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, so the person stops breathing repeatedly while sleeping, depriving the brain and body of oxygen. It can result in poor sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness as well as a myriad of potentially severe medical issues. A recent study sponsored […]

5 Common Recruiter Questions about Background Checks in U.S.

10 Common Recruiter Questions About Background Checks

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At HireRight, we conduct approximately 13 million background checks each year. That’s a lot of checks! So it’s not uncommon to get questions from recruiters about the background screening process. (In fact, we have found that we tend to receive the same questions from recruiters over and over again.) So, we’ve answered some of them here. You’ll […]