Simple Solutions to Speed Up Your Company’s Hiring Process

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In today’s job market, top talent is in unprecedented high demand. As an employer, you need to be flexible and ready to react quickly to meet the needs and demands of the most in-demand candidates.   According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate in December was 3.5 percent – its lowest point in 50 years. It’s Read more »

What Drug Testing Method Should Your Company Be Using?

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Did you know that employers lose more than79 percent of negligent hiring cases – and drug abuse costs them about $1 billion dollars each year? These statistics should stop you in your tracks, as you consider how critical it is to have the right drug screening program in place at your business.  But which method is the right one? While Read more »

3 Reasons a Background Check Can Be Delayed

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The average candidate background checks take anywhere from one to five business days.  Generally, anything beyond this time can be considered a delay, which can be costly, especially if hiring needs to be done within a set timeframe.  But inevitably, there are unforeseen delays, for a number of reasons. Among the most common are:    Court Clerk Delays Read more »

Nevada Becomes the First State to Exclude Positive Marijuana Drug Tests as Reason for Employment Denial

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The times – and the laws – they are a-changing’.   Nevada is the first state to place restrictions on pre-employment marijuana drug tests. Under Assembly Bill (AB) 132, which took effect January 1, Nevada employers cannot refuse to hire anyone because the results of their screening tests showed the presence of marijuana. It gives those Read more »

Has Your State Joined the Ban the Box Movement?

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Approximately 70 million Americans – nearly one-third of all adults – have a prior arrest or conviction record. The Ban the Box movement, which has translated into the law in 35 states and more than 150 cities and counties, provides candidates a fair chance at being hired by removing the conviction question from job applications. It also moves Read more »

What You Need to Know About Title VII As An Employer

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Prior to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer had the right to reject a job candidate because of their race, age, religion or gender. They could also turn down employees for promotions or pay them less. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed all of this.   If you’re an employer, Read more »

Should You Be Following Up With Your Candidates If They Fail A Drug Screening?

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Picture this: You find what you believe to be the perfect candidate for your open position. They have the right experience and seem to fit in well with your company culture. But, after they undergo a drug screening through your third party background screening company, you get a notification that they failed. So, what do Read more »

Background Checks: Misdemeanor vs. Felony

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If you are an employer who conducts background checks on prospective employees, it’s important to understand the difference between a misdemeanor and felony. By doing so, you can make the best hiring decisions for your organization. You can also avoid safety issues and turnover down the road.     What is a Misdemeanor?  While a misdemeanor isn’t as Read more »

Legalities: Refusing to Hire a Candidate Due to Criminal Record

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Imagine you’ve found a great candidate and are excited about offering them a job. Then, their background check comes back and indicates they have a criminal record. What do you do? Do you hire them despite this information and hope for the best? Is it even legal to refuse to hire a candidate due to Read more »

As an Employer, Should You Care About Candidates’ Traffic Violations on a Motor Vehicle Check?

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A background check can reveal a number of things about a prospective employee. It can give you an overview of their criminal history, confirm whether or not their education and employment histories are accurate, and in some cases, inform you of what kind of driver they are.   Will the Employee Be Driving on the Read more »