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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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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.

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.

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

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

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

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.

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.

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”).

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.

How to Create a Business Case for Recruitment CRM

Speaker: Jack Wei, Madeline Laurano, and Celinda Appleby

Learn how to build a robust business case for recruitment CRM with analyst Madeline Laurano. Celinda Appleby, Global Talent Attraction Director at VISA, joins her and shares her strategy for deploying a CRM in line with VISA’s talent acquisition strategy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reality Check: Is Your Employee Experience Initiative Working?

Having a robust framework for defining and measuring the success of Employee Experience (EX) initiatives will not only help you communicate the value of EX projects to leadership teams, it will also enable you to identify if and when a new initiative is headed towards failure early on. Discover best practices for measuring the success of employee experience programs - and what you can do if things go wrong.

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.

Verify Before You E-Verify: Remember to Obtain Union Approval

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently determined that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by enrolling in E-Verify without first seeking approval from the union that represents its employees ( Ruprecht Co. , 366 NLRB No. 179 (2018) ).

Ontario Government Grants Screening Firms Exemption from Bill 113

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The Police Record Checks Reform Act 2015 was passed by the Ontario government on December 1, 2015 and was scheduled to go into effect November 1, 2018.

Changing Legislation: New Act Requires Update to Key FCRA Form

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The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act was signed into United States Federal Law by President Donald Trump on May 24, 2018.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Spokeo v. Robins Update: Settlement Approved by CA District Court

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On March 11, 2019, the US District Court for the Central District of California approved a settlement stipulation between the parties involved in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) case between Thomas Robins and Spokeo, Inc. News Compliance FCRA spokeo v robins

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

15 Reasons Why Technology is Crucial to Diversity Hiring

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Diversity hiring is hiring based on ensuring the process and procedure is free from bias based on age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are irrelevant to their job performance.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

HR Bartender

Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

You Can’t Tell Your Employees to Unplug If You Don’t Do It Yourself

HR Bartender

Technology is a wonderful thing. It’s amazing what we can do today using technology. That being said, technology can also create challenges. And I’m not talking about whether our technology works or not (although that can be a problem).

Organizations: Are You Creating a Swipe Left Employee Experience

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(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Want to create an inspired workforce where employees swipe right?

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Employee Experience Must Mirror the Customer Experience

HR Bartender

I can’t remember what event I was at, but I remember the comment, “Employees aren’t the same as customers.” It’s true, they aren’t the same. But today’s Time Well Spent from our friends at Kronos reminds us that, on some level, they do expect the same experiences. .

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The Conference Swag HR Pros Want Most #SHRM19

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A few weeks ago, I asked the question, “ What’s your favorite type of conference swag? ” A huge thanks for sharing your thoughts! I must say that I’m a bit surprised at the results. Here they are: Food and drink related items were at the top of the list.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

How to Get and Keep Buy In From Senior Management

HR Bartender

During last year’s HR Technology Conference , one of the speakers said something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. They said that we have to not only get buy in for our ideas and projects but keep it. Totally makes sense. But in reality, how often do we actually do it?

Connect and Engage with Job Candidates Using These 5 Recruiting Strategies

HR Bartender

Organizations spend hours sourcing applicants, reviewing qualifications, interviewing candidates, and internal discussions among the recruiting team. But one of the most important steps in the recruiting process is one some companies spend very little time doing – selection.

Learning Corner with Jeff Pfeffer: It's Time We Talk About Mental Health at Work

Cornerstone On Demand

Mental health is finally getting more attention in the working world. In fact in January, the World Economic Forum held meetings in Davos that featured a dedicated mental health track. The goal? Raise awareness of mental health as a global challenge—outside and inside of the workplace.

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You Can Work From Anywhere – But That Doesn’t Mean You Should

HR Bartender

One of the first lessons that I learned as a consultant was “just because I can, it doesn’t mean I should” For example, just because I can do my own taxes, doesn’t mean I should.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.