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Weekend Roundup: FCRA Background Check Lawsuits and Off-hours MMJ

It’s not enough for your businesses to ensure that all of their background screening practices are fair and legally defensible. It’s critical that your business’s partners, including staffing agencies, are following the law, as well. In today’s Weekend...

How Background Checks Actually Stop Fraud

According to a recent report from the American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners, employers lose five percent of their gross sales to fraud. The report goes on to reveal that median fraud losses approximate $150,000 and that it takes 18 months to...

6 Tips for More Effective Job Postings

Nationwide, the unemployment rate is currently under four percent. With much fewer people looking for work, many employers are struggling to find and attract quality job candidates for open positions. The hiring market is as competitive now as it’s been in...

Why Are Falsified Education Histories So Common on Resumes?

It’s just a fact: Sometimes, people lie on their résumés. Almost half of workers (46 percent) polled in one study we found said they know someone who included false information on a resume. Maybe you know someone who has done it. Maybe you’ve even done it...

The Most Important Step to Maintaining FCRA Compliance

As any experienced hiring manager can tell you, the hiring process can be both exciting and a little nerve-wracking. Even when you’ve found what you believe to be a dream candidate for your open position, there’s still the matter of the background check....

4 Critical Drug-testing Don’ts for Employers

We don’t have to tell you why it’s important to drug-test employees and job candidates: Drug abuse and addiction at work can have severe consequences for your business. It can open your organization to potential lawsuits and damages or even lead to...

3 Tips to Retain Your Most Valuable Employees

After you put in the time, effort and investment to hire the best employees possible, losing them can be a frustrating waste of resources. While some employee attrition is inevitable, today’s highly competitive hiring market makes retaining your top talent...

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