The Downfalls of Letting Candidates Start Work Before their Background Check is Cleared

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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 »

How Have New Marijuana Laws Changed the Drug Screening Process?

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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 »

Are You Conducting a Legal Interview? Here are 5 Questions to Avoid Asking

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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 »

What Drugs Are Tested for in a DOT 5 Panel?

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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 »

5 Key Components of a Successful Background Screening Company

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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 »

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 »

Interview Tips: Candidates Aren’t the Only Ones Who Should Be Early

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As a job candidate, it’s important to arrive early for an interview. By showing up late, an employer may think that you don’t value the time of others or pay attention to important details. Arriving for an interview at least 10 to 15 minutes early can show that you are punctual and leave a great 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 »

5 Reasons Screening Your Employees Will Provide Value to Your Company

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While screening your employees does require an investment, it’s well worth it. By going this route, you can increase your chances of making the best hiring decisions for your organization. You can also avoid high turnover, which can cost you a great deal of time, money, and energy. Here are five reasons screening your employees Read more »

2019 Guide to Finding the Right Background Check Company

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There are countless background check companies out there, making it difficult to find the right one for your needs. To protect your company and employees, it’s essential to research all your options, weigh the pros and cons of each, and select the company that aligns best with your budget, needs, and preferences. Here’s what you Read more »