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 […]

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5 Memorable Excuses for Failing a Drug Test

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“Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” –Don Wilder For many employers, one of the most common steps in the process of hiring a candidate is conducting a drug screening. HireRight’s 2015 Annual Employment Screening Benchmarking Report states that two-thirds of companies that responded to our survey perform drug screening, the […]

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On-Demand Services: Please – Slow, No Passing

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When it comes to background checks, taking shortcuts can be hazardous Hiring companies frequently ask background check companies why background checks can take days. “Why can’t you just hit a few keys on a computer, like they do on TV shows,” they wonder. The answer comes in two parts. The first is that making it […]

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Ding Dong, Safe Harbor is (effectively) Dead…

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As expected, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has declared EU-US Safe Harbor protocol to be invalid. The implications of this judgment are potentially wide-ranging and still being digested, and the precise parameters of the impact is expected to become clearer as additional guidance is provided by EU regulators. Initial responses from […]