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Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violation lawsuits are on the rise. This may not seem surprising at first blush, as litigation appears to be increasing in just about every area. However, were you aware that FCRA-related suits hit well over 4,000 in 2019? This compares to fewer than 2,500 in 2014. And FCRA compliance can Read more »

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You have a business-critical position to fill. For every day it sits open, profits, momentum and team morale are suffering. And now, you’ve found a candidate who seems to fit the bill perfectly: they have the right skills and qualifications, a winning personality, and the ability to join your team on short notice. The only Read more »

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Marijuana is now legal in some form in more than 30 states. As an employer in today’s constantly changing legal landscape, you have to be especially conscientious in upholding your zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy – balancing compliance with a safe work environment and protecting your employees’ rights. It can be especially challenging if you have offices Read more »

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When you interview a job candidate, how can you be sure you keep all your questions legal and above board? You want to avoid any inquiries that may result in charges of discrimination, an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or a costly lawsuit.   The EEOC suggests that several interview questions be avoided, including: Read more »

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The DOT 5 panel is the most common type of drug test available for employers. It is used not only by the U.S. Department of Transportation and other federal agencies but also by most nonregulated companies. It has also been called the NIDA 5 and the SAMSHA 5 for the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Read more »

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Virtually every candidate is nervous at a job interview. Nerves typically signify that a person really wants the position – and they don’t accurately reflect their personality, skills, or strengths. But if those jitters become unmanageable, the candidate won’t perform well or feel confident in conveying their qualifications to you. When all is said and Read more »

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Everything is going perfectly in your hiring process with a promising candidate – until you discover they have a criminal record. Your first instinct may be to drop their application like a hot potato. But, you may want to give it some further thought before automatically rejecting this potential hire. Start by considering the difference Read more »

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For a job seeker with a criminal background of any kind, being asked by a prospective employer to describe their record may be their worst nightmare come to life. It’s stressful enough to be on an interview, to begin with, without the worst-case scenario happening. But, if you felt strongly that a candidate’s criminal history Read more »

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Partnering with a background screening company can make your life easier. It can simplify the recruiting process and increase your chances of finding the highest-quality talent. With so many background screening companies out there, however, it can be difficult to determine the best fit for you. In this article, we’ve compiled the five key components you can look Read more »

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These days, just about everyone is on social media. Whether a person has an account on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or another platform, it can be easy to learn about them by simply viewing their social media profile.   However, be careful when using social media as your background check tool, as it can lead to several legal issues. Below, Read more »