Are Those References Real? Surprising Findings Revealed in CareerBuilder Study

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Recent research by CareerBuilder reveals several important reasons why employers should conduct reference checks. Employers that conduct reference checks are able to obtain information beyond what can be found on resumes or during interviews and can provide insight into an applicant’s work ethic and abilities. However, some employers may overlook references or fail to properly […]

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3 Best Practices for Effective Drug Testing

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than 75 percent of substance abusers are employed. This prevalence of substance abusers in the workplace presents many risks to employers. In addition to safety, legal and regulatory risks, employee substance abuse can decrease productivity and, according to the U.S. Department of Health and […]

Controlling Applicant Satisfaction

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Your background screening provider can do a lot to create a positive experience for applicants, but the most important aspect of satisfaction is expectation setting and preparation. Do you have a formal and measurable process for preparing your applicants for their background screen? If not, you can greatly help your employment brand by this simple addition to your recruiting program.

Even Administrative Agencies Make Mistakes: Corrected Model FCRA Forms Now Available To Employers Who Conduct Background Checks

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By Philip Gordon and Calder Huntington The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) — best known as a financial services regulator and for the Senate’s rejection of the nominee to be its first chief (who, in an ironic twist, won a Senate seat in the 2012 elections) — also exercises some regulatory authority with an impact […]

Marijuana Laws Liberalized in Colorado, Washington, But Effect on Workplace Policies Likely Small

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The 2012 elections placed a number of marijuana initiatives before state voters around the United States, ranging from efforts to legalize the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes to further expansion of the “medical marijuana” laws that currently exist in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Voters in Colorado and Washington passed […]