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Four Key Benefits of an e-Recruiting Solution

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The continued strong rates of unemployment created by a slowly recovering global economy have created a situation in which recruiters must sometimes filter through thousands of résumés and job applications to find just a handful of qualified applicants. To make this process more efficient, many employers have implemented e-recruiting solutions, or applicant tracking systems (ATS), […]

Smokers May Be Making Your Organization Sick

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Part 2 in the Series on a Smoking Ban for New Hires In HireRight’s Part 1 article, we discussed certain issues you should take into consideration before implementing a smoking ban on new hires in your organization. In this article, we’ll discuss the financial considerations associated with implementing a smoking ban in your organization that […]

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Employers Concerned About Shift in U.S. Drug Use Rates

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While the share of workers who test positive for illegal drug use has dropped significantly since 1998, the rate of workers testing positive for prescription drugs has skyrocketed. Quest Diagnostics, a leading drug testing laboratory network, reviewed more than 125 million urine tests administered since 1988. Seventy-five percent of drug tests were conducted for pre-employment […]

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4 Best Practices for Thorough Criminal and Public Record Checks

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Background checks would be simpler if one all-encompassing database housed every piece of relevant information an employer needs to make an informed hiring decision. But, unfortunately, that resource does not exist. Nor is there a standardized checklist an organization can follow to ensure its searches return all the information necessary to fully evaluate a given […]

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The Myth of the National Criminal Database

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If you’re a fan of movie or TV crime dramas, then you’re probably familiar with that one moment that always seems to happen in these works of fiction—when the lead detective orders a junior officer to “run a background check on the suspect” and, amazingly, a few clicks of the keyboard later, they’ve got everything […]