What Are the Turnaround Times for Drug Testing?

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When you have to make a decision about hiring – or even disciplinary action – waiting on the results of a background check or drug screening can be incredibly frustrating. To help you know what to expect, here is a brief overview of standard turnaround times for the most common drug tests. Basic urine drug Read more »

3 Reasons Why You Still Need to Screen Employee Referrals

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No matter how you source new talent or how senior the position you’re seeking to fill, completing a thorough screening process on every candidate is essential. Doing so gives you peace of mind knowing that you’re protecting your company and its people and helps improve your bottom line. Employee referrals can and should be a Read more »

Don’t Skip Reference Checks When Hiring

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You’ve completed pre-screening, one-on-one interviews with a candidate, and you feel confident they’d make a good hire. Do you really need to check their references, too? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Often dismissed as an unnecessary formality, professional reference checks are an excellent opportunity to gain an outside perspective on a candidate. They can Read more »

Struggling to Find a Background Screening Company with a Quick Turnaround?

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The inevitable has happened: one of your best employees has given their two-weeks’ notice to accept another job.   It happens (hopefully, not very often), and when it does, you need to quickly fire up your recruitment process and find a replacement. This can be highly stressful, to say the least. In the interest of not Read more »

How Can You Confirm Your Candidate Has a History of Personal Integrity?

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Billionaire business mogul Warren Buffett had this to say about the importance of hiring candidates who show integrity: “Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. Read more »

How Much is Turnover Really Costing You?

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As an employer, you know how painful it is to lose a good employee – not only the shock of hearing the initial devastating news but also the collateral damage afterwards. Morale, engagement, productivity, quality, and even safety may be threatened.   In many more ways than one, it pays to hold onto your top talent.   In one 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 »

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 »

Is Your Criminal Background Screening Process Compliant with Current Standards?

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Despite being an indispensable aspect of the hiring process, criminal background screening remains a complex endeavor. When business owners fail to take into account current regulations, they may find themselves in deep legal troubles due to their screening policies. Are your company’s background checks compliant with current standards? Though some laws differ based on state Read more »

“Ban the Box” Legislation Remains Controversial in 2018

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Effective background checks have always been an integral part of the hiring process. That said, businesses often struggle to balance several fundamental aspects of proper background screening: thoroughness, consumer fairness and litigation avoidance. While businesses rightly demand accurate and complete background investigations in order to ensure workplace safety and avoid negligent hiring claims, candidates need Read more »