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Study Finds Automated Hiring Process Eliminates Many “Hidden Workers”


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Study Finds Automated Hiring Process Eliminates Many “Hidden Workers”

Written By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog Editor, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Companies that rely on an automated hiring process “regularly eliminate all but those candidates who most ...

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How You Can Speed Up the Hiring Process with Instant Drug Testing


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How You Can Speed Up the Hiring Process with Instant Drug Testing

Tom Fulmer – With the tough labor market, employers are constantly seeking ways to speed up the hiring process, so they do not lose quality candidates. For much of 2020 and at least the first ...

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The New Frontier: Three Steps You Can Take to Improve Employment


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The New Frontier: Three Steps You Can Take to Improve Employment

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com As the old saying says, ‘Desperate times call for desperate measures.’ Due to many factors like technology and unforeseen circumstances like the ...

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Ultimate Guide to Micro-Credentials [2021]


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Ultimate Guide to Micro-Credentials [2021]

August 4, 2021 – Micro-credentials are a relatively new concept in higher education and have increasingly become more mainstream over the past several years. They are different than traditional ...

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Using Criminal Monitoring to Expand Your Hiring Pool


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Using Criminal Monitoring to Expand Your Hiring Pool

Tammy Cohen, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of InfoMart 1 in 3 American adults have a criminal record, minor or otherwise. For companies with strict rules against hiring ex-offenders, this can ...

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Fair Chance Hiring Is Key To Impactful Criminal Justice Reform


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Fair Chance Hiring Is Key To Impactful Criminal Justice Reform

Jul 28th, 2021 Kentucky lawmakers have made major strides in criminal justice reform. Just last year, the House Judiciary Committee passed two bills that lowered the criminal penalties for ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Background Screening Firms

Top 5 Benefits of Selling Oral Fluid as a Background Screener


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Top 5 Benefits of Selling Oral Fluid as a Background Screener

By Bill Current   Here’s the good news: Drug testing is here to stay.    The movement to legalize marijuana in many states has caused some to question the viability of workplace drug ...

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A Professional Background Checking Company’s Guide to Nanny Background Checks


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A Professional Background Checking Company’s Guide to Nanny Background Checks

By W. Barry Nixon, Founder & COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com Often nanny background checks are overlooked by professional Background Checking firms because they have the mindset that people are ...

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18 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Marijuana: What CRAs Need to Know


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18 States Have Now Legalized Recreational Marijuana: What CRAs Need to Know

Nick Fishman – Over the past several months, five states — New Jersey, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, and Connecticut — have joined the growing list of states where possession and or use ...

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Approaches to Criminal Backgrounds Checks for an International Workforce


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Approaches to Criminal Backgrounds Checks for an International Workforce

Many employers in Asia rely on their candidates’ self-disclosures, but this can lead to incidents such as hiring a candidate with a serious criminal conviction or questionable background. ...

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What Are the Key Factors in Identifying the Cost of Background Checks


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What Are the Key Factors in Identifying the Cost of Background Checks

  Your boss has requested that you put together a budget for your hiring expenses which will include a line item for the cost of employment background checks. As you think about identifying the ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Job Seekers

What Every Job Seeker Needs to Know About Background Checking


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What Every Job Seeker Needs to Know About Background Checking

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com   When you’re searching for a job you already have enough on your mind. Between trying to find a way to leave your current job gracefully ...

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What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter


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What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter

A phone screen, or a short phone call lasting 15 to 30 minutes during which a job candidate discusses basic qualifications for and information about a job, is typically conducted by a recruiter or ...

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How Do I Explain a Work Gap to My Future Employers?


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How Do I Explain a Work Gap to My Future Employers?

Career gaps are often inevitable and can happen to anyone, but it is important to be open and honest with potential employers. Explaining any sort of past job history during an interview and how that ...

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What Can Disqualify You on a Background Check?


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What Can Disqualify You on a Background Check?

Background checks provide valuable information for employers who are seeking details about a potential employer’s employment history, education, criminal record, credit history, etc., and there are ...

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Getting a Job with a Criminal Record Post COVID-19


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Getting a Job with a Criminal Record Post COVID-19

Although the skyrocketing unemployment rates are expected to create a problem for those seeking work with a criminal record, there are a number of tools that applicants and employers can use to make ...

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Why It is a Bad Idea to Lie on your CV


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Why It is a Bad Idea to Lie on your CV

A recent CV-Library survey revealed that 92.5 percent of United Kingdom adults have gotten away with lying on their CV and of the 1,000 workers polled, a third said they would be willing to lie about ...

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