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Re-Screening Current Employees: An Important Part of Your Background Screening Program

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The lingering impact of the global recession coupled with a reported lack of qualified talent have led many employers to seek out non-traditional approaches to managing talent, like asking current employees to take on additional responsibilities, sourcing employees with foreign backgrounds, and looking to contingent workers to take on business-critical duties. Unfortunately, as revealed by […]

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Employers Concerned About Shift in U.S. Drug Use Rates

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While the share of workers who test positive for illegal drug use has dropped significantly since 1998, the rate of workers testing positive for prescription drugs has skyrocketed. Quest Diagnostics, a leading drug testing laboratory network, reviewed more than 125 million urine tests administered since 1988. Seventy-five percent of drug tests were conducted for pre-employment […]

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4 Best Practices for Thorough Criminal and Public Record Checks

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Background checks would be simpler if one all-encompassing database housed every piece of relevant information an employer needs to make an informed hiring decision. But, unfortunately, that resource does not exist. Nor is there a standardized checklist an organization can follow to ensure its searches return all the information necessary to fully evaluate a given […]