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Where’s the Beef in Your Monitoring Solution? [Case Study]

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As one of the more “tenured” people in the background screening industry, I along with a few dozen others will remember the 1984 Wendy’s commercial featuring an elderly Clara Peller asking that famous question, “ Where’s the beef? ”. background screening

Hiring Post-COVID-19: How to Manage the Incoming Talent Pool

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As the coronavirus wears on, and unemployment continues to spike to record levels, employers are beginning to face a new challenge: managing a massive talent pool. As of the first week of May, unemployment hit 14.7% with 35.6 million Americans looking for work. background screening

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A Change Years in the Making: SAMHSA Approves Oral Fluids Drug Testing

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

San Francisco Provides More Concise Fair Chance Ordinance Notice

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Employers in the City or County of San Francisco are likely already familiar with the San Francisco Fair Chance Order (“FCO”), which took effect on October 1, 2018. Fair Chance Ban The Box Laws Criminal Background Checks legislation california background screening

More Than Just a Number: A Primer on Employment Credit Reports

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One of the less standard areas of employment background screening involves the use of credit reports. While most consumers are familiar with the use of credit reports in housing and the lending industries, credit reports can also be helpful in the employment context.

Impact of COVID-19 on Background Screening

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Employers are likely aware of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and its implications for daily operations. COVID-19 is causing issues for employers that are predictable, but it may also impact the background screening process. corona virus covid-19

Puff, Puff, Pass: Marijuana Updates

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Marijuana has been and will continue to be a huge topic in employment law. While federal law still holds that marijuana is an illegal controlled substance, states and local jurisdictions are legalizing it for medical and recreational use.

Why credit scores are like grades

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The simplest way to understand your credit score is to think back to your school days. This week's article is a guest post from our friends at TrueCredit. Enjoy! News credit

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

New FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Impacts Employers

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The Secretary of Transportation, at the direction of Congress, has established the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse. The secure online database will be available starting January 6, 2020 and will keep real-time records of drivers’ drug and alcohol program violations.

Federal Ban the Box Law Will Impact Federal Agencies and Contractors

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As AccuSource has discussed in numerous blog posts and webinars , the number of jurisdictions with ban the box laws has been growing exponentially over the past few years. The federal government has joined the ranks of those jurisdictions that already have such laws by passing the Fair Chance Act.

Retailer Agrees to Consent Decree with EEOC for Alleged Background Screening Discrimination

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Bright-line rules may seem convenient but beware if you use any type of bright-line rules in your criminal background screening programs. Dollar General learned this lesson after it faced a lawsuit from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

For the Love of Ban the Box Laws

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Ah, February. The month of foil hearts, yummy chocolates…and ban the box laws? News Ban The Box Laws Criminal Background Checks legislation

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

New York Office of Court Administration to Increase Search Fees

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As part of its 2019-2020 State Budget, the New York Legislature approved a significant increase to the search fees associated with Office of Court Administration searches. The fee will increase from $65 to $95 per search plus any additional convenience fees. News background screening

PBSA Accreditation: Why It Matters

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Employers in the US alone request millions of background checks each year, and each year improper and inadequate background screenings lead to thousands of FCRA lawsuits costing employers millions of dollars.

2019 Employment Law Compliance Trends

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The background and drug screening industry is an ever-changing landscape. While there are various topics and issues that arise regarding these types of screenings, these specific trends in the industry require an especially close review.

7 Red Flags to Watch for During a Job Interview

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No matter how much you feel you glean from an interview as an employer, you still take a risk each time you have to fill an opening with a new employee.

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

FMCSA Raises Random Drug Testing Rate For 2020

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has implemented another change in addition to its new Clearinghouse that may impact your drug screening program.

Effect of State Marijuana Laws on Employers Still Foggy Despite Court Guidance

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Courts at the state level have been addressing the conflict between federal and state law concerning the use of marijuana. While numerous states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, federal law still classifies marijuana as an illegal controlled substance.

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

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The Big Apple makes progressive moves to ease restrictions on the use of marijuana. News Compliance Drug Testing legislation drug screening employment drug screening pre-employment drug testing marijuana laws

Circuit Court Hands Down Win for Court Researchers

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Arkansas Court Clerk Ordered to Fulfill FOIA Request by NAPBS Member Courthouse Concepts.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

6 Ways to Improve Your Recruitment Efforts in 2019

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When looking for that next great future employee, you want to make sure your process is refined. When you cast a wider net, you’re guaranteed a few more fish being caught, but is that always the best?

Tumult in Texas: Fifth Circuit Issues Injunction against EEOC’s Use of Criminal Records Guidance

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Employers who conduct criminal background checks are familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the factors it created seven years ago.

Ninth Circuit Provides Strict Interpretation of FCRA Background Check Disclosures

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The Ninth Circuit Court recently adopted a decision that may affect those who are subject to the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) as well as California's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”).

District Courts: Independent Contractors Not Protected by the FCRA

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Courts Hold Independent Contractors Are Not Employees under FCRA Extended Protections for Employees and Employment Applicants. News Employment Background Checks FCRA hiring background screening

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

CCPA: What Does It Mean for Employment Background Screening?

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If you operate in California or have contact with consumers in California, you have likely already heard about the California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”), the United States’ answer to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Tumult in Texas: 5th Circuit Bans EEOC’s Use of Criminal Records

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Employers who conduct criminal background checks are familiar with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the factors it created seven years ago.

Marijuana Madness: Recent Laws and Decisions

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As more and more states pass laws decriminalizing and even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, it is not surprising that marijuana continues to be a prevalent topic for lawmakers and courts throughout the country.

New FCRA Decision Provides Additional Guidance to Employers

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The Northern District of California provided additional guidance to employers with its decision in Soman v. Alameda Health Systems.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

2019: No Change to FMCSA Random Testing Rates

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As of January 10, 2019, there will be no changes to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) random drug testing rates. The agency is required to publish its required random testing rates only when they are changing.

A Hiring Horror Story: Robbie Romance

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Once upon a time, a well-educated, dynamic HR Manager had a customer service department supervisor position to fill. The previous supervisor departed with little notice, leaving the HR Manager under significant pressure to find a suitable replacement quickly.

Employment Law Compliance Trends: 2018 Year in Review

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As the weather gets colder, 2018 is drawing to a close and 2019 is days away. The compliance world was busy this past year. AccuSource discussed 2018’s biggest compliance topics in its annual webinar , but here is a summary of those items in case you missed it.

The 9 Biggest Mistakes Small Business Owners Make When it Comes to Hiring

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In a small business, there’s little room for mistakes. You’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into your company so it’s no surprise you’re wary about who you pick to represent your business.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.