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Overview of ‘A Quick Guide on How to Select a Drug & Alcohol Screening Provider’


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How Often Should You Review Your Background Screening Policy?


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How Often Should You Review Your Background Screening Policy?

By Shannon Shoemaker, VP, Marketing, Solution Management and Partnerships

2020 was an unprecedented year reminding us how rapidly change can affect the workplace. 2021 has proven to be just ...

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Could Blockchain Bring the End of Resume Exaggeration and Significantly Disrupt Background Checking as We Know it?


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Could Blockchain Bring the End of Resume Exaggeration and Significantly Disrupt Background Checking as We Know it?

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

Blockchain is one of the new tools in HR’s toolbox. The technology isn’t terribly new, but HR professionals are beginning to find ...

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What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana and New York Labor Law 201-D


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What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana and New York Labor Law 201-D

By Shannon Shoemaker, VP Marketing, Cisive


The New York Department of Labor released additional guidance in response to the wave of questions related to the adult-use of cannabis and ...

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Avoiding Hidden Hiring Landmines: 4-Step FCRA Compliance Plan for Handling Pre-Adverse Action Notices


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Avoiding Hidden Hiring Landmines: 4-Step FCRA Compliance Plan for Handling Pre-Adverse Action Notices

By Richard A. Millisor, Partner and Joseph Nelson, Associate, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Background check reports are an important – and in many cases essential – tool in making informed ...

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Why Run Background Checks On Candidates Who Aren’t Based On Work Premises?


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Why Run Background Checks On Candidates Who Aren’t Based On Work Premises?

November 8, 2021

We have witnessed drastic changes to the labor market, most notably the shift from an employer-driven market to a candidate–driven one. Many employees are beginning to ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Background Screening Firms

The Risk of Negligent Retention: A 12-Month Case Study on Continuous Monitoring


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The Risk of Negligent Retention: A 12-Month Case Study on Continuous Monitoring

Could have known? Should have known. This is the fundamental belief that has elevated negligent retention to top-of-mind for employers and risk managers. When an employee causes a loss or injury ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Job Seekers

What Every Job Seeker Should Know About Social Media Background Checks


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What Every Job Seeker Should Know About Social Media Background Checks

Are you looking for a new job? In this internet age, social media background checks have become a vital part of the screening process by employers. Accordingly, it is important that you understand ...

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Is Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary History Okay in Your State?


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Is Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary History Okay in Your State?

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

Historically, one of the questions a prospective employee typically would get asked in a job interview is regarding their current or past ...

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Job Seekers – Drug Testing, What to Expect


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Job Seekers – Drug Testing, What to Expect

By Joe Reilly, CEO, National Drug Screening

Most employers these days require pre-employment drug testing with an offer of employment.  The offer of employment may be contingent upon ...

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Looking for a new job? Watch out for scams


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Looking for a new job? Watch out for scams

by Ari Lazarus, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

As we wrap up National Caregiver Month, the FTC wants to recognize all the incredible work that
caregivers like you do every day. ...

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Why Do Employers Check Applicants’ Credit?


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Why Do Employers Check Applicants’ Credit?

By W. Barry Nixon, Founder/CEO, PreemploymentDirectory.com

When preparing to apply for a new position you have a lot of things to consider. One of the important considerations should be for ...

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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 ...

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