Ban the Box Laws Take Effect in Virginia

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Well over three-quarters of the U.S. population now live in jurisdictions covered by Ban the Box laws, which remove the criminal conviction question from job applications and delay related background checks until later in the hiring process. Also known as fair chance hiring laws, these mandates aim to prevent discrimination against candidates who have criminal records. In addition to Read more »

Here’s Why You Need to be Outsourcing Your Pre-Employment Screenings

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Every time you bring a new hire on board, you make a significant investment in your business. It’s an overwhelming responsibility. You may be pressed for time and anxious to fill an open position “yesterday” – especially if the vacancy is the result of a sudden, unexpected resignation. But you can’t make a final hiring decision based Read more »

EEOC Prohibits Mandatory Antibody Testing for Employees Returning to Work

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Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, you’ve probably been laser-focused on local, regional, and state restrictions, as well as guidelines issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But you can’t afford to let the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules fall by the wayside, now or ever.  What’s New with Read more »

2020 Trends: Greater Focus on Background Screening Gig Economy

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The term “gig economy” refers to a free market system in which businesses hire independent contractors, freelancers, or short-term workers to fill jobs or complete assignments. It has its roots in the world of the performing arts, where musicians, comedians, and others have traditionally referred to their paid appearances as “gigs.”  In 2018, nearly 36 percent of the Read more »

Do Small Businesses Need to Conduct Background Checks, Too?

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Whether you employ two people or 2,222, a thorough background check of every prospective hire can make or break your business. Top reasons for conducting background checks, according to LinkedIn, include:   Flagging any criminal convictions in an individual’s past.   Spotting any past infractions that may affect a person’s ability to do a job.   Avoiding liability and Read more »

Are You Up to Date on the Latest Changes that Could Affect Your Business?

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There’s a lot involved in running your business from day-to-day.    In addition to everything else you have on your plate, it can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest developments in local, state, and federal regulations. These regulations may be related to the various areas of managing your company – among them, changes in Read more »

What Makes Chane Solutions Stand Out From Other Background Screening Companies?

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As outstanding as a candidate may look on paper – and even in person – you can’t just accept them at face value. It’s your responsibility as an employer to reach a full understanding of their abilities, integrity, and employment potential. This must be undertaken with full respect for the privacy of each individual, as well 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 »

Background Checks: Arrest Records v. Conviction Records

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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 »

Interview Tips : Getting Candidates to Open Up In an Interview

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Let’s be honest; interviewing for a job can be stressful. You’re forced to put yourself out there and leave a great first impression on people you just met. As an employer, there are things you can do to get candidates to open up and feel more relaxed during a job interview. Here at Chane Solutions, we recommend Read more »