11 Best Practices to Help Meet the Updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This update impacts employers that conduct criminal background checks. While criminal background checks are still permitted and remain a valuable tool in hiring the […]

[Infographic] Who is the Contingent Workforce?

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Chances are, if you do not employ a contingent worker at your organization, you may soon. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of temporary workers in the workforce has increased by 29 percent since September 2009. During that same period, private jobs grew by less than one percent. […]

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7 Actionable Background Screening Best Practices

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Whether you are developing a new background screening program or need to review an existing one, employers can take immediate steps to help ensure an effective screening program with these seven best practices. 1. Get Buy-In To gain support for background screening internally, educate key decision makers and stakeholders about the benefits of screening such […]

9 Auditing Musts to Help Background Screening Programs Comply with the Updated EEOC Guidance

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While criminal background checks remain an important part of the employment screening process, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its guidance on how employers should use criminal records in employment decisions. As a result, employers should review their current background screening programs to ensure alignment with the new guidelines. Employers that fail to […]

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Positive Drug Tests Surge in the Transportation Industry, but Loopholes Remain

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In October 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) created stricter drug testing rules for employees of federally regulated employers that include lower cutoff levels for substances like amphetamines and cocaine. At the same time, the DOT added substances like ecstasy and heroin to the required drug testing list for transportation workers in public and […]

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Survey Reveals how Employers Manage Workplace Violence Incidents

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According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Survey Findings: Workplace Violence, published on February 29, 2012, more than one third of organizations reported that they have experienced violence or threats of violence in their organization. Therefore, it is critical that all employers understand the risks of workplace violence and potential responses to these […]