The Unstoppable Growth of the Gig Economy – And How to Best Prepare

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If you haven’t planned for this dramatic and accelerating transformation of the workplace — and the new laws being enacted to protect it — you may want to begin today. “Outsourcing.” “Contract work” or “freelancing.” “The extended workforce.” “The gig economy.” Whatever you call it, this very significant revolution in jobs and hiring is accelerating […]

AI To Data Privacy: How Hiring Tools and Trends Will Drive Workplace Changes In 2020

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Tremendous shifts in the workplace are driving significant changes in recruiting and hiring as employers attempt to find qualified candidates in today’s highly competitive labor market. For example, employers are more often turning to technology to reduce time-to-hire and build applicant-friendly hiring practices. According to HireRight’s 2019 Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 32% of employers have deployed […]

Why Employers Need To Pay Attention Right Now to California’s Consumer Privacy Law

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California lawmakers passed a landmark privacy act in 2018 that provides sweeping new protections for consumers, and wades into territory covered by the European Union’s far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Called “GDPR Lite” by some, the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, gives consumers the right to know what personal information is being […]

The Importance of Complying with FINRA, and How to Best Do So

The Importance of Complying with FINRA, and How to Best Do So

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Federal regulations mandate that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member firms conduct both fingerprint-based and name-based background checks on most of their employees as they join the organization. FINRA’s rules were designed to ensure that employees, and brokers in particular, are individuals of good moral character and can handle sensitive financial information with care. […]