4 Ways to Better Maintain Compliance with Employment Eligibility Requirements

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Since Fiscal Year 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has audited more than 6,000 businesses suspected of hiring illegal labor, imposed more than $76 million in financial sanctions, and debarred more than 400 individuals and companies. Therefore, it is essential that employers ensure that their employment eligibility programs remain compliant. However, as the HireRight […]

Don’t Volunteer for Trouble: Background Check Your Volunteers

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Most businesses conduct background screening on their employees to mitigate negligent hiring risks, meet regulatory compliance and to improve the overall quality of hire. This is especially true for those organizations assisting the youth, elderly, disabled and other vulnerable populations. However, many non-profit organizations fail to background check their volunteers. Like employees, volunteers may have […]

How Background Screening Helps Overcome 4 Common Business Challenges

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According to the 2012 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmarking Report, employers are beginning to shift their focus from cost-cutting to growth. During the recession, many employers’ primary focus was on cost reduction and containment. Now that optimism is improving, employers are looking for ways to achieve growth and strategic advantage. What many employers may not realize […]

FMCSA to Study Correlation between Preventable Accidents and Future Crash Risk

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In response to transportation industry stakeholders requesting the consideration of accident accountability into Safety Measurement System (SMS) scoring, and in a continuing effort to improve, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it will conduct a 12 month long study into “crash weighting.” Currently, the Crash Indicator in the SMS includes all […]

NHTSA Report Reveals Accident Data Involving Large Trucks

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A recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals the importance for transportation companies to maintain an effective and compliant employment screening program. The 2010 Traffic Safety Facts – Large Trucks report reveals that large trucks were involved in 276,000 accidents in 2010, resulting in 80,000 injuries and 3,675 fatalities. While the […]

3 Best Practices to Help Prevent Workplace Violence

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A single workplace violence incident can have a devastating impact on the victim(s) as well as his or her employer. The side effects can linger long after the incident, and can have a wide-ranging impact on the employer and its bottom line. Therefore, it is critical that employers take steps to help prevent the occurrence of […]