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Clarifications on CBD and Drug Testing

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Medical marijuana has been an issue in the US since the inception on the war on drugs in the 1970’s. In 1978, Robert Randall sued the federal government for arresting him for using cannabis to treat his glaucoma. The judge ruled Randall needed cannabis for medical purposes.

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7 Tips and Hacks for Building a Smooth-Running Telecommuting Program

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According to reports released by CNBC, around 70% of all workers around the globe work from home at least once a week. This is a huge increase from 2016, when only 43% of workers telecommuted. These numbers are expected to grow.

How Your Organization Can Benefit from Integrated ATS and Background Check Solutions

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Bah, humbug! Tis the season for curmudgeons, and Ebenezer Scrooge is your paragon of grumpiness. The man was irked by virtually everything.

Background Check FAQs – Criminal and Offense History Searches

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Some of the most common questions we’re asked by candidates have to do with public records searches (more specifically criminal and offense history searches), and we get it. The stakes are high, and when the process seems unclear, it’s natural to be concerned. We’ve got you covered.

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Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

5 Ways Candidate Screening and Food Photography are Basically the Same Thing

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Have you seen that great video floating around LinkedIn that reveals the trade-tricks of food photographers? You probably never realized that those burgers we see in ads are actually held together with sponges and toothpicks to make them look bigger and more appetizing.

Is Marijuana Testing Going Up in Smoke?

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Drug testing has been part of the fabric of employment screening since the mid-1980s. Since then, there has been a natural ebb and flow in regard to how companies regard drug testing. HireRight’s 2018 Vertical Industries Spotlight Report, based upon data received from nearly 6,000 HR professionals, found that the vast majority of employers in [.]. The post Is Marijuana Testing Going Up in Smoke? appeared first on Employment Background Check Blog - HireRight.

Top 10 Advantages of a Centralized Background Screening Program

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Many companies face challenges stemming from a decentralized approach to managing Human Resources functions. Organizations often inherit decentralized HR departments and their processes as a result of mergers and acquisitions.

Stepping into the Startup Storm? Make Sure to Budget for Background Checks!

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The idea of starting your own business hasn’t lost its appeal, as is evident by the growing number of startups popping up not only in Silicon Valley, but all over the world. On top of that, two out of three startups believe that 2018 will continue to be a productive year, with the number of [.].

How Are Trucking Organizations Combating Human Trafficking?

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By Laura Cyrus, Director of Corporate Engagement, Truckers Against Trafficking Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and busing industries to combat human trafficking. As January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month with January 11th designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Truckers Against [.]. The post How Are Trucking Organizations Combating Human Trafficking?

The Key to Strategic HR: Process Automation

Do you want to automate your HR processes, but don’t know where to start? In this eBook, PeopleDoc explores which processes benefit the most from automation, and how an HR Service Delivery platform can help get things off the ground.

It Can Happen Again – Soon. The Government Shutdown and Background Checks

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The partial government shutdown had a significant effect on thousands of individuals and even trickled down to produce a profound effect on the background check process as well as other areas of HR. While a stopgap funding measure ended the longest U.S. government shutdown in history, the threat of another shutdown remains: The president is [.]. The post It Can Happen Again – Soon. The Government Shutdown and Background Checks appeared first on Employment Background Check Blog - HireRight.

The Case for Background Checks on Vendors, Contractors and More

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Everyone knows that they should be performing background checks on their employees. Background checks promote safety, reduce turnover, and help ensure that you have the best possible employee performing your tasks and working with your clients. It’s really a no-brainer. So why wouldn’t you require that background checks be performed on your vendors, contractors, and other non-employee workers?

Background Check FAQs – Criminal and Offense History Searches

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Some of the most common questions we’re asked by candidates have to do with public records searches (more specifically criminal and offense history searches), and we get it. The stakes are high, and when the process seems unclear, it’s natural to be concerned. We’ve got you covered.

How Are Trucking Organizations Combating Human Trafficking?

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As January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month with January 11 th designated as Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Truckers Against Trafficking Organization is pleased to share information about the growth of this global criminal issue and how our organization and its partners, including HireRight, are working to help combat human trafficking in the United States.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

Stepping into the Startup Storm? Make Sure to Budget for Background Checks!

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The idea of starting your own business hasn’t lost its appeal, as is evident by the growing number of startups popping up not only in Silicon Valley, but all over the world. On top of that, two out of three startups believe that 2018 will continue to be a productive year, with the number of startups hiring at a five year high.

How Your Organization Can Benefit from Integrated ATS and Background Check Solutions

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Bah, humbug! Tis the season for curmudgeons, and Ebenezer Scrooge is your paragon of grumpiness. The man was irked by virtually everything. If he were here today, ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future notwithstanding, he’d probably bemoan how frustrating it is when some phone support rep tells him to provide his name and account number, after he’d already spent five minutes entering it following tedious recorded voice prompts.

MVR Background Checks: Are All of YOUR Bases Covered?

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According to recent HireRight benchmarking reports , 50% of companies are running Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) background checks on their employees. Seems like a high number, right? On closer inspection, maybe it’s not high enough. As mentioned in this article by Business Matters , around 71.3% of companies use company cars.

Talent Shortage or Short-Sighted Hiring?

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A pervasive talent shortage is a significant issue for all organizations; a 2017-2018 survey by ManpowerGroup (the largest survey of its kind) revealed that 45% of polled companies cannot find candidates with the skills they need. And worse, this number is up from the 40% reported last year. Skilled candidates are low in supply and many of those with hard skills lack the soft skills to back them up. Frightening, right? But is that really the full picture?

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

OSHA Clarifies Guidance on Post-Incident Drug Testing and Workplace Safety Incentive Programs

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a memorandum to help clarify the Department’s position on 29 C.F.R. 1904.35 (b)(1)(iv). The rule prohibited employers from discharging or discriminating against an employee for reporting a work-related injuries or illness. OSHA noted in the Preamble that in some instances, post-incident drug and alcohol testing could be considered a retaliatory practice.

You Better Watch Out—and Run Background Checks on Seasonal Staff

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Next to seeing that one overzealous neighbor setting up his Christmas decorations in October, the most troubling aspect of the holiday season is retailers hurrying to hire temporary workers to handle the holiday rush. Some businesses may want to play Scrooge by not conducting background checks on temps. After all, they’ll be gone soon and are hardly worth the investment, right? Terribly. Wrong.

Understanding the FMCSA’s New Rule on Insulin-Treated Diabetes for Drivers

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By Abigail S. Potter – Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations. Based in Arlington, VA., Abigail is an issue expert on drug and alcohol regulations, medical qualifications, commercial drivers licensing, occupational health and safety compliance, distracted driving, and highway statistics. On September 19, 2018, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made modifications to the commercial driver qualification standards for diabetes.

FAQ: How Do Credit Reports Work?

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Media pundits and some legislators have perpetuated many misconceptions around the use of credit reports in job applicant screening. Some commentators would have you believe that every employment decision hangs on your credit score. That’s simply not true, and we’re here to dispel some of the rumors. First, most employers do not use credit reports to make hiring decisions about most jobs.

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.

The Three C’s of a Great Global Hiring Strategy

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The pursuit of new markets is part of many a company’s long-term growth strategy, as is global expansion. From small businesses to enterprise firms, the key should involve people. Companies need to be able to create a viable strategy for hiring, managing and keeping people — wherever they expand to. But that’s not a simple task. Numerous challenges to hiring employees include local employment laws and regulations, differing cultures and expectations, and of course, different languages.

Why Aren’t You Testing for Oxycodone?

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In 2004, the American Management Association estimated that around 62% of all companies in the United States relied on drug testing to aid in safety and productivity in the workplace. With SHRM polls reporting that the majority of companies pay between $30 and $50 per test, it is important to periodically review what drugs you’re testing for, ensuring that you are not wasting money screening for substances that are no longer a threat to the working community.

AI in Recruiting – Salvation at Last?

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By Lewis Lustman. When most people think of AI – Artificial Intelligence – visions of robots or synthetic little boys who look like Haley Joel Osment and venture on Pinocchio-esque quests may spring to mind. But thanks to ground-breaking apps with whimsical names such as SmashFly and Mya, the heavy lifting part of recruiting the most qualified talent is becoming vastly faster, easier and more accurate than anything we could have imagined even five years ago.

New Updates Regarding San Francisco Ban the Box and More

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In February 2014, GIS reported that the San Francisco City Council unanimously passed the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO), which places restrictions on the use of criminal history information by employers, housing providers, city contractors, and city subcontractors. On April 3, 2018, San Francisco amended their Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) to coincide with certain provisions of California’s state-wide ban-the-box law that went into effect on January 1, 2018.

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.

Breast Cancer and the ADA: Knowing Your Rights to Employment Protection

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as we consider this disease and how it affects us all, it is helpful to look into the employment protections in place for the one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. In the days following a diagnosis with breast cancer, the worries and fear can be overwhelming, and patient should not need to worry if their employment status is in danger.

HireRight and GIS to Merge

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Irvine, CA/ Chapin, S.C., May 25, 2018 – HireRight and General Information Services (“GIS”) announced today a definitive agreement under which HireRight and GIS will merge. HireRight and GIS are both leading providers of background screening and talent acquisition services including background checks, drug testing, driving records, employment and education verification, electronic onboarding, and a variety of industry-specific compliance and screening solutions.

A Tragedy Teaches a Harsh Lesson about Background Checks and Real Estate

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In 2018, only about half of all states perform background checks on applicants that apply for a real estate license. Think about that for a moment. If you’re looking to buy a house, one of your first steps is likely to get in touch with a real estate agent. From there, the agent will search for houses that fit your specified parameters, they call you up, and you agree to see the property. From there, in most cases you will meet up with the agent personally at the property to tour the home.

Don’t Panic! Background Screening Explained

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You did it. You nailed the interview—or many interviews. You gave them your A-game and they gave you an offer. And as almost an aside, the recruiter says, “The offer is contingent on a background check, but I don’t anticipate any problems.” “Ok, Ok, yeah, sure,” you say, nonchalantly. But inside, you panic. For whatever reason, you start to worry. The worry may grow to fear and then you’re in full-blown freak out mode, searching the Internet for answers for every possible scenario.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

SILA National Education Conference is Right Around the Corner

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It’s that time of year again! In just a matter of days, GIS | HireRight will be attending the annual Securities & Insurance Licensing Association (SILA)National Education Conference. In existence since 1990, SILA has spent almost 30 years experiencing event growth and offering opportunities for networking, professional development, and education for attendees and vendors alike. But SILA is more than just a networking opportunity.