New Proposal Sets a Higher Bar for Bigger Fleets – Is that Fair?

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Earlier this year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed a new method for assigning motor carriers’ safety fitness determinations (SFD), commonly called safety ratings.

Currently, safety ratings are assigned after the completion of a labor-intensive compliance review (CR) – or audit – of records at the carrier’s place of business.

FMCSA now proposes to also use data from its Compliance Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS), in addition to information gathered during on-site compliance reviews, to make SFDs on a monthly basis.

6 Questions to Ask When Building a Background Check Policy

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Many employers struggle with determining if they’re at a stage where they really need to have a formal policy around employment background checks.

The reality is that most employers, regardless of size or industry, should likely have some sort of policy in place.

That’s because, no matter what type of employer you are, background checks should be conducted lawfully, and consistently – and screening policies go a long way in helping ensure that this happens.

So what are some questions you’ll want to answer as you create and implement a screening policy?

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How Long Does an Employee Background Check Take?

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If there’s one question that can make an expert in employment background checks squirm a little, it’s likely this one: How long will the background check take?

That’s because the answer is, like many things related to background checks such as cost and scope: it depends.

The reason for such a wide variation in the timeline of the check is that there is a wide variation in the specific elements that make up the background check.

New eBook: Background Checks for Dummies

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Savvy HR professionals know that using an industry-recognized background checking company to help verify that your job candidate is telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about his or her credentials is a key component to fostering a safe and more productive workplace. But what actually goes on during the background […]

Is Your Hiring Process Evolving with the 2016 Changes?

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In the past year, many companies have seen their workforce’s grow. Unemployment rates continue to decrease as we enter the New Year, which means continued competition to hire top talent. Acknowledging changes and challenges to the employment landscape are key to making sure that your workforce grows successfully in 2016.