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Reasonable Suspicion Testing Should be a Key Component of your Drug-Free Workplace

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Reasonable suspicion drug testing, sometimes called for-cause drug testing, is used when an employer has a strong reason to believe that a worker may be acting under the influence of drugs or alcohol while on the job.

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Top 5 Things to Do at SHRM

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When you ask folks about their favorite time of year, you probably expect to hear things like the holiday season, summer, or Halloween. But if you’re asking someone in Human Resources, you might be surprised to hear them say “SHRM season!” There’s good reason for that.

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Just When You Thought You Had Millennials Figured Out: Meet Gen Z

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It was probably helpful to read a ton of authoritative research a couple of years ago and learn how to attract and hire millennials. But today they’re already in their 30s and moving into leadership positions within their jobs. Sorry, Sport, time to. Visit the HireRight Blog to read the full article.

Flying the Friendly—and Safe—Skies

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Each time we fly, it’s SOP to be screened by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help ensure no passenger will pose a threat to any other passenger, the aircraft, or its crew.

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.

5 Ways Hiring Seasoned Employees Spices Up Your Workplace

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There’s a lot of literature out there concerning diversity and the consequences of bias in hiring. There’s a good reason for that of course; minority groups are disproportionately affected by bias of all types, but bias isn’t limited to minority. Visit the HireRight Blog to read the full article.

The Thank You Note that Launched a Thousand Tweets

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Earlier this month, Business Insider published an article that caused quite a stir on Twitter and left a lot of people scratching their heads. You probably already know the one I’m talking about.

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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Drug Testing Positivity Rates Increase to Highest Level Since 2004

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According to the recently released Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, drug positivity rates for 2018 climbed to the highest level since 2004. The analysis examines test results for a range of various illicit and prescription drugs from more than. Visit the HireRight Blog to read the full article.

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.

2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

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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Tidying Up Your Screening Program

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We recently caught up on the Netflix hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, based on the bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and once we finished organizing our houses (and offices, cars, and coworkers’ offices), we got to. Visit the HireRight Blog to read the full article.

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.

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.

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.

Common Compliance Catastrophes – Make Sure You’re Covered

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If you’re keeping up with the news, you’ve seen that not all companies – even prevalent name-brand companies – are entirely successful at managing their background check compliance responsibilities.

The University of Illinois Shows its Smarts with their Background Check Program

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When properly orchestrated, a background check program provides real growth and healthy growth to a hiring program. Think of a hiring program like a garden. You want to fill it with beautiful, hearty, vibrant plants, but to succeed, you need to make sure the ground is fertile.

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Advocacy in Action – HireRight Joins NAPBS in Championing Improvements to PACER

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“Advocacy in Action” was the charge led by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) in its annual legislative hill day in Washington, D.C. More than 120 NAPBS members, including Lara MacLean, Desiree Adam, Nichole Cowell and myself representing HireRight, spent the day meeting with members of Congress to educate lawmakers on issues affecting [.].

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

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.

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?

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.

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.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.