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September 2, 2013

In any industry, an unqualified hire can present significant risk to coworkers, clients, and the company. In the railroad industry, bad hires are responsible for equipment that can pose great danger to the public at large. Advanced background screening is viewed as important by railroad organizations and even the federal government. Have you thoroughly background […]

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August 20, 2013

By now, nearly half of the states that comprise the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana use; however, cases like Coats v. Dish Network have proven that a medical marijuana ID card will not protect you from receiving the dreaded pink slip. Regardless of the specific state’s stance on cannabis—legal, illegal or only legal for medical […]

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August 13, 2013

With each new day, there are even more opportunities for internal fraud to jeopardize your casino. To ensure security in the gaming industry, HR professionals must be proactive in identifying the applicants with questionable pasts—but there are services developed to help casinos minimize the risk of poor hiring. eVerifile provides the country’s largest casinos, and […]

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August 6, 2013

For any industry, safety and security should be of the utmost importance. In the railroad industry, preventative measures such as railroad contractor safety training ensures that contractors at railroad properties are knowledgeable in the necessary Rail and industry regulations. The purpose of railroad contractor safety training is to improve the security of railroad contractors, employees […]

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July 24, 2013

The term “candidate experience” is sometimes viewed as synonymous with “hiring process”, but, in fact, the two phrases are very different. Hiring process refers to the company’s process of evaluating, interviewing, background screening, and onboarding an applicant, whereas the job candidate experience is based on the applicant’s experience. Does the company display respect or consideration […]

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July 17, 2013

HR managers and recruiting staff face many talent acquisition challenges—whether they are losing prospects to other organizations, losing them due to frustration in the hiring process, or selecting them to later realize they were a bad hire. Understanding the obstacles that surround finding and securing great talent is the first step in creating a force […]

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July 10, 2013

The Harvard Business Review reported that up to 80 percent of employee turnover is the direct result of bad hiring. Bad hiring—the selection of an applicant who doesn’t possess the proper credentials or, too often, an applicant who’s past behavior and decisions don’t align with the values and expectations of the company. A bad hire jeopardizes […]

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June 25, 2013

If your vendor were to hire an individual with a history of aggravated assault, but no one screens the contractor, your contractor could vandalize your office and harm an employee and/or client. As the employer, you are held responsible for the contractor’s actions; however, you can minimize this risk. By law, you are held accountable […]

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June 21, 2013

When hiring in the health care industry, there are several challenges that must be tackled. First, you, obviously, need to find qualified candidates with the appropriate licenses and/or certifications. Then, you need to perform the appropriate health care background screening to ensure the applicant is trustworthy around the confidential information, and pharmaceutical substances, to which […]

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June 13, 2013

According to a study published by the U.S Dept. of Justice, 8 percent of full-time employees and 10.2 percent of part-time employees are illicit drug users. Due to this staggering number, 84 percent of companies now require drug testing for employment (Source: DrugFree.org). Employee drug use puts your entire workforce at risk of accidents—leading to serious injury […]

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