Entry Level Driver Training – A Long Time Coming

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published new rules on December 8, 2016 that require entry-level drivers to complete special training designed to ensure that they are competent and prepared to maneuver an 80,000 lb commercial motor vehicle safely before they can take their skills test to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

These new training requirements will change the way motor carriers qualify inexperienced drivers, how insurers rate these drivers and how many new drivers enter the transportation industry.

Hiring Managers: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

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2017 is shaping up to be a year unlike any other. The changes that may affect the way you do your job are varied and significant.

And we’re not only talking politics here; there’s a sea change in the attitudes of the job candidates you’ll be meeting, and the variety and diversity of their expectations may pose significant new challenges for you unless you know what to expect.

Don’t worry, we’ll tell you.

Q&A with Dave Basham – Top 6 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the New Form I-9

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Have you heard? A new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, was released on November 14, 2016 and employers must begin using the new form by January 22, 2017. These new changes were created to help simplify the overall I-9 process. HireRight has partnered with Dave Basham, from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to answer your common Form I-9 questions.

10 Best Practices to Improve Onboarding Programs

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The long, arduous interviewing process is done. A great candidate has passed the background check and drug test with flying colors. After interviewing a great many applicants, you’ve found a person you’re confident will make a significant contribution of value to your Fortune 1000 business. The hard part’s done. Pat yourself on the back.

But you may want to postpone the celebration, at least until onboarding is complete. The process of welcoming your new superstar into the organization is critical; in today’s job market, a poor onboarding experience may compel a new hire to quickly flee from even the most reputable employer. And a smaller, hungrier competitor may snap him or her up in a heartbeat. So it behooves you to make your new employee’s onboarding experience as smooth, welcoming and productive as possible.

Simplistic as it may sound, all that’s needed is a well-defined plan incorporating 10 simple but vital concepts.

Ban the Box Starts January 1, 2017 in Los Angeles

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The popular initiative to “Ban the Box” was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in November and will take effect January 1, 2017.

The new ordinance applies to Los Angeles businesses that employ 10 or more employees as well as contractors doing business with the city.

The law may affect as many as hundreds of thousands of employees, according to Councilman Curren Price.

Employers in Los Angeles subject to the Ban the Box Ordinance are subject to restrictions and requirements. Read on to learn more.