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Why Drug Test?


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Why Drug Test?

Why Drug Test? By Jackie Pirone, Program Leader for OraSure Technologies’ Substance Abuse testing division Thirty-plus years ago, it was quite common to hear employers ask why they should conduct ...

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Are You Making These Employment Selection Mistakes


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Are You Making These Employment Selection Mistakes

By Carlos Crameri, CuriousCheck.com Research conducted by Career Bright shows that 74% of employers say they have hired the wrong candidate for a job position. The study also reports that 2 in 3 ...

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Top Questions HR Managers Ask About PBSA’s Accreditation Program


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Top Questions HR Managers Ask About PBSA’s Accreditation Program

The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) offers an accreditation program for US background screening firms. The accreditation process includes a written protocol that addresses 68 ...

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Why Employers Should Hire Slowly and Fire Quickly


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Why Employers Should Hire Slowly and Fire Quickly

By Attorney Lester S. Rosen, Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com) There are two critical mistakes employers can make when it comes to hiring and firing.  First, many ...

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Continuous Monitoring Helps You Manage the Risk Associated with Hiring Employees


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Continuous Monitoring Helps You Manage the Risk Associated with Hiring Employees

By W. Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com Continuous monitoring or Post Hire Criminal Monitoring is the process of conducting on-going checking of records to have an almost real-time ...

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Just What We Need: Another Article about the Future of Drug Testing


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Just What We Need: Another Article about the Future of Drug Testing

Bill Current, Founder and Managing Partner for the Current Consulting Group  In 1999, SAPAA asked me to make a presentation at their annual conference in Long Beach, California about drug testing in ...

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Employment Screening Advice for Background Screening Firms

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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