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Background Checks: What Job Applicants and Employees Should Know


Some employers look into your background before deciding whether to hire you, or before deciding whether you can keep your job. When they do, you have legal rights. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces a federal law that regulates background reports for employment, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws against […]

Does CBD Show Up on Drug Tests? Here’s What You Should Know

CBD has become a popular treatment for stress, poor sleep, and everyday aches and pains.* But does CBD show up on drug tests? Because CBD is produced from the cannabis plant, folks who are routinely drug tested may be skeptical to use it. 

In short: Cannabidiol is not measured in a drug test. However, there is a chance […]

How Long Does Weed Stay in Your System?

Lee Johnson

It’s never a good time for a drug test. You might have been showing up for work on time every day and just smoking in the evenings or at the weekend, but then you find out there’s a drug test coming up. Then, there is one crucial question: how long does weed stay […]

How to prepare for pre-employment screening

Use these five steps to prepare for any pre-employment screening your potential employer might require:

1) Run a background check on yourself

2) Report inaccurate information

3) Notify your references

4) Be honest

5) Review your social media

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Ten Critical Steps for Ex-Offenders to Get Back into the Workforce

Author and Copyright Holder:  Lester S. Rosen, Esq. Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR) 

Employers have become increasingly concerned about knowing if an applicant has a criminal history for multiple reasons. As a result, more employers are conducting pre-employment background checks to try to minimize the risk of a bad hire. One reason for […]

To Disclose or Not Disclose: That is the Question

By Michelle Pyan, President of Commercial Investigations LLC

For many employers, the information found in a background investigation can often inject more ambiguity than clarity into the hiring process. The same can be said of job candidates who may be uncertain about if, how, when, or to whom they should disclose information about a past indiscretion.

The […]

Background Screening Basics – What You Need to Know

By Accurate Background

As a leading employment background screening provider, we strive to help candidates get hired quickly and employers find the right person for the job. Our goal is a seamless hiring process for all involved. To accomplish that, it’s important both employers and candidates understand employment background screening basics.

Pre-employment background checks provide the objectivity […]

What Can You Do to Disqualify Yourself from a Background Check?

By Sachin Aggarwal, Board of Directors Member at PBSA & NASSCOM member

Perhaps you have not given a thought to things that can disqualify in a background check, while seeking employment. Here is a list that will help you stay away from those actions!

A pre-employment background check can disqualify an applicant for a job in many […]

Second-Chance Job Search: Finding Work When You Have a Criminal Past

By Cornbread Hustle

Finding a job is a challenge for many of us, even in the best of times. It’s much harder if you have a criminal background.

Take heart: there are still ways to get hired, even if your past mistakes have been holding you back! Whether you’ve been clean for years or are just now […]

6 Job Hunting Tips for Ex-Offenders Looking for Employment

Hunting for jobs, going to an interview, and actually getting hired is a difficult task for a lot of people and it’s only made worse if you’re an ex-offender. Here are some tips to help…

It’s easy for an ex-offender to become despondent when looking for work. Many will give up altogether, believing that there’s no-one […]


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